More on 2D bar codes, QR Codes, EZ Codes, etc.

by Jon Thompson on July 21, 2008

  • Battle of the Mobile Barcodes – A quick slice of 2007 barcode news from Andrew Curie can be found here.  A very good write-up on current standards and a few projections.  I am sure there is a lot more of this out there.
  • No ScanLife reader for the iPhone – As numerous TechCrunch readers pointed out on John Biggs’ post there is no ScanLife reader for the iPhone.  I spent some time last night looking for it and could not up with one reader.  Someone please point me in the right direction.
  • Semapedia.org – “With Semapedia you can connect Wikipedia knowledge with relevant places in physical space. Learn more…
  • SFGate.com – Once again, here is the SFGate.com article about the ScanLife roll out in SF.
  • Make your own QR Code – I did over at i-nigma.  Here’s my Aid Worker Daily QR Code:

  • QR Code video – George Colony, founder and CEO of Forrester Research briefly discusses his thoughts on the future of QR Codes:

What is the point to all this?  This will make it possible for us to know the contents of a shipment of medicines, equipment, food, etc. even if the packing slip has been lifted.  We will be able to pull patient data off an ID card rather than a faded and dilapidated piece of paper.  I’ll finally be able to get everyone’s information at a UN coordination meeting without having to fiddle with punching in dozens of new phone numbers.  The list of possibilities is endless.

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