Man, i never seen anyting like that before. i was searching for the internet some logotypes and then boom crash into Qr codes. my eyes dont believe in that.
Then my curiosity makes me dig in all the information about this crazy and beauty code.
I think the mankind are not usualy happy with all things we made for publicity or share a history or anithing like that. i think this QR code is a big thing to handle and we have to use, share and make this the new genaration. The who would be glad about this.
Lets rocks genaration Y.
Tassie seems worried about something that is only readable by technology, but the technology is only really an extension of ourselves, written by us to carry out repetitive or long-winded tasks more rapidly.
The standards are open and available, so it must be possible to read QR Codes without the aid of technology, though the simple technology of some paper and a writing implement might be very useful!
Having no technology available might add to the interest, as there’s a puzzle to be solved before you can find the next step. Maybe a version of these could be made, like a cross between a QR Code and a CAPTCHA so they can only be read by humans, with the aid of our great pattern recognition systems?]]>
For the ones interested:
There is now the Kaywa Reader, free to download (for now Nokia Series 60 phones, more will come soon):
To generate your QR Codes, go to:
All the best
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NPC Intelcom promote their software development kit with a simple cross-platform Java application for decoding QR codes, QR code demo - I’ve downloaded and used it to pull 4000+ characters out of a maximum sized code, although I haven’t tested it on photo of a code (perspective distorted, lighting, etc. They also have a Java encoder with some nice features - live updating of the image as you type and control over margins and module size, which helps for printing.
If you are a Mac user, Micono’s Decoding QR application has a bunch of great features - it decodes from files and screen capture, encodes as well (including pictures), and also has various data inspector modes for examining the encoded information. Unfortunately, it only comes localized in Japanese - I’m not totally sure what some of the features are. Psytec has a Windows program that I haven’t tried (I’m Mac/Linux right now), PsQREdit, but I think it is encode-only.
Decoding QR mentions Y. Swetake in the code credits, however after looking at his QRcode Perl CGI and PHP scripts, I believe they are encode-only. They integrate with GD to output various types of graphics and output up to the max v.40 codes (although the demo QR coded blog entries running on Swetake.com is more limited) - although others use his code to host a complete version, and some bloggers have used to host QR codes for blog entries (1 2). But back to decoders - another free code library which includes both an encoder and a decoder is Yusuke Yanbe’s QR code Sourceforge.jp Project - the libraries are Java, and the example requires J2SE to run.
At present, I don’t know of any commercial decoder software that is sold direct to consumers - phone software like the CamReader Barcode Decoder and the ScanBuy Decoder seem to ship on new phones or be downloadable from providers like DoCoMo or Vodaphone. Bar code decoding companies selling corporate software development kits (SDKs) include Omniplanar’s SwiftDecoder, Steribar Systems 2D Vision, and Axel Systems AX8R SDK (which also has a demo, Windows-only). Denso-wave, the developers of QR code, also have what looks like a decoder / verifier called QRchecker, however it is also Windows-only.]]>