Barcodes and Cell Phones
By MortazaviBlog on May 25, 2006
The deluge of applications mobile services companies are deploying with the use of bar codes show just the tip of the iceberg. (Jessica E. Vascellaro, "The Bar CodeGets a Hip New Life: Cellphone Services Read Codes On Ads, Products, Buildings And Link to Details Online," The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2006, D1.)
"Not all software programs can read all types of bar codes. This means consumers must, for now, pick and choose among services. Scanbuy, for instance, works with standard bar codes while Semacode Corp. uses a code standard called Data Matrix. When PaperClick launches it is likely to used a third symbology, Aztec," writes Vascellaro of the WSJ.
I know for a fact that way cooler and more impactful applications can be built.