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Old 12-19-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Are you guys using your QR Codes? If so, how and where do you use them?
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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I hear they're huge in Japan - folks stick them to pretty much everything. I think they'll become more and more popular here as well as smartphone use expands over the next 5 years.

Right now though, I don't see much benefit for me. Maybe for location-based businesses that get tons of customer visiting them (restaurant, bars, etc), sticking on on the window might make sense. (Google has mailed thousands out just to such businesses not too long ago.)

If I were to use it, I would put them on some marketing materials...maybe even the business card and preface it with the fact that ("clicking" on it....hmmm, not sure what the proper verb would be....you don't click, you take a pic...anyone?) would take you to online customer reviews of the business.
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^^^^Yep! I was at a tech conference and someone was doing a demo. Looks pretty cool. You can take a picture, or download an app that is a scanner. Great way to give someone all your digital info.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:03 AM   #4
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y. scan it the word you were looking for? Like bar code
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that's it, i think
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I agree with Y, it may take a little time to develop fully. Again I will probably be blessed for being in a early-adopter, high volume of white collar population/business center. I do not even see regular phones. Even the teens have iphones. The only time frame issue is the apps that have to be on the phone to read the codes. I'm guessing they will either become stock on phones or most people will get them. I am starting to see the codes on downtown menus posted outside, landmark plaques, etc.

I am gong to start immediately incorporating them onto postcards and print ads as a call to action.
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You can download the app that acts as a scanner/barcode reader or just use the camera from a smartphone.
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Not all of them, Chris. My iphone did not have it as a native app.
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Not all of them, Chris. My iphone did not have it as a native app.
You mean the scanner? I believe any smartphone camera works, no?

Here is an article about possible uses

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My iphone did not read QR codes until I downloaded a reader app. The new generations probably come with it. I believe there are several smart phones that also need a separate app.
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My android reads them with google goggles.
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It comes pre-installed on most Android devices.
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So is it used to direct one to a website? Does it just hold info? Is it customizable
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Look at the second link in my post above, some ideas.

Some more here.
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So is it used to direct one to a website? Does it just hold info? Is it customizable
It's customizable....google has a url shortener that will generate QR codes for specific urls:

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if you're already using Goo.gl to shorten your URLs, simply add .qr to the end of a shortened Goo.gl URL and it'll instantly generate a QR code for you.
The ones they mailed out to businesses go to the business' local place page, but your custom ones you can point to anything.

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http://marketplace.adobe.com/cfusion...place.offering

From Adobe to make your own QR codes for URL, text, SMS, or V-card.

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Ken, I took a pic with my Blackberry and it sent me to your Facebook page!

That was fun!
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hahaha, Chris, cool to know you got to the intended destination. Your reaction is exactly why it will become very mainstream and yet another tool in modern marketing as a call-to-action.

My goal has always been to get them to the website (even before they call). This overcomes the hurdle of them losing the postcard and forgetting the URL. Exciting times ahead for advertising!
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took me right to your facebook!
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