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    April 1, 2007

NOTD - (NYT) Bar Codes and Mobile Phones

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First post in a new category.
Notd is like the
unix motd, but with "News" instead of "Message".
I'll make up the details of the category as I go, but
the general topic will be a piece of daily news that seems specially
interesting (to me) for one reason or another;
let's see how long I can keep it up.

Downtown Tokyo showing one of the new Bar Codes

The NY Times has a piece on the new
Bar Codes designed for Camera Phones.
The basic idea is that these bar codes will be everywhere in the physical world;
you just take a picture of the bar code and the software on your camera will decode it to
pull the data from the web.
Within this basic premise the possibilities seem unlimited: real-estate information, public transit,
retail prices, driving directions, ads in print, etc, etc.

Given the market penetration of camera phones, and the increased network connectiviy, this seems a
real winner.
As the NYTimes puts it, the cellphone as the universal control.
Add some locale awareness, some voice recognition, voice synthesis...
The adoption may be very quick, we will see.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Swampthing Monday, April 9, 2007
    Someone that is thinks outside of the box is rare.
    Great review.
    Just Qode it.
  • streetstylz Monday, April 9, 2007
    NeoMedia’s mobile code reading platform qode is making tremendous strides in Europe as well as here in North America. With a great showing at CTIA, tremendous media coverage from the New York Times, and an exciting announcement anticipated for this week, qode is on its way to becoming the code-agnostic universal reader with its soon to be released upgrade version capable of reading UPC, Aztec, Datamatrix, and QR codes.
  • gaurav Friday, April 20, 2007
  • dlethe01 Sunday, April 22, 2007
    If you are interested to know more about Qode, please see Mr. Jeff Mould’s blog.
    He’s the President and CEO of Announce Mobile.
    My favorite blog posts:
    Why Qode?
    2D codes…again
    Qode - an indepth look at the technology
    Why Qode is valuable to Hip2D?
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