30/1 Music QR Code: Inish
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30/1 Music QR Code: Inish
30/1 Bernadett Penkov - now live with QR Codes at Berlin Fashion Week
Bernadett Penkov and Pixelpark present a case study for QR Codes (2D-Barcodes)
German Press Release (pdf, 20,04 KB)
High-Res Pics (zip, 9,11 MB)
Image: Pixelpark / Penkov
The QR Codes will follow...
30/1 Rant: Joel (on Software) compares apples and oranges
Joel compares CueCat to QR Codes which is a big mistake, IMHO. He writes:
Some things are still the same: typing URLs is not hard, this is a monumental chicken and egg problem, and this doesn't provide any value to the consumers who are expected to install new software on their phones to go along with this ridonculous scheme.
29/1 Mobile Services 2008, Technopark Zurich, May 15, 2008
At Mobile Services 2008*, which takes place on May 15 at Technopark Zurich, there will be two presentations where QR Codes play a role:
* Conference Programme (in german):
Mobile Services 2008 (PDF, 160 KB)
Image: Print Ads TGIAF with QR Code at Hemisphere (Google’s NYC cafeteria) 1/31/08
The Advertising Club Meetup January 28th 2008 at Google
Print Ads—Tiffany Shen Miller
Silicon Alley Insider: Google's Newspaper Ads: Big Hopes For Small Barcodes
Update (31.1.08): Google Print Ads Using 2D Bar Codes
28/1 A new balance of power
Fred Vogelstein's The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry recounts Apple's journey to the iPhone. Some bits are also more general in interest and speak for the whole mobile industry. I want to quote some of them:
For decades, wireless carriers have treated manufacturers like serfs, using access to their networks as leverage to dictate what phones will get made, how much they will cost, and what features will be available on them. Handsets were viewed largely as cheap, disposable lures, massively subsidized to snare subscribers and lock them into using the carriers' proprietary services. But the iPhone upsets that balance of power. Carriers are learning that the right phone — even a pricey one — can win customers and bring in revenue. Now, in the pursuit of an Apple-like contract, every manufacturer is racing to create a phone that consumers will love, instead of one that the carriers approve of. "The iPhone is already changing the way carriers and manufacturers behave," says Michael Olson, a securities analyst at Piper Jaffray.
The old model will work for the next two, three years, but then it's over
Addendum: Media vs Operators
0 $ Phones and René Obermann's "drop subsidy of phones and we can cut tariffs"
26/1 libqrencode (C library)
libqrencode by FUKUCHI Kentaro has recently been updated.
Libqrencode is a C library for encoding data in a QR Code symbol, a kind of 2D symbology that can be scanned by handy terminals such as a mobile phone with CCD. The capacity of QR Code is up to 7000 digits or 4000 characters, and is highly robust.
25/1 Nokia has now 40% market share and Nokia S60 Touch is around the corner
Nokia has just released its quarterly data. They've achieved 40% market share in a total market that shipped 1.14 B phones last year. Nokia also said it sold 11 M phones of the N-series in the last quarter and 2 M of the E-series in the quarter.
First glimpse inside Nokia S60 Touch. Going beyond Multi-Touch
Nokia's Patent Application to USPTO, June 28, 2006
25/1 YouTube App for Nokia N73, N95, E65, 6110, 6120 and SE k800, w880
YouTube for Mobile (beta)*
How to install video:
Download the app via QR Code:
Available for Nokia's N73, N95, E65, 6110, 6120 and SonyEricsson k800 and w880.
Via Jurjen from Mobile Telecommunication and gadgets
24/1 Tabulate for the iPhone
Tabulate brings the convenience of 'open in new tab' to Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Because it's a bookmarklet, you don't have to hack your precious Apple device to make it work – just follow the installation instructions in the sidebar. Then, when you're browsing a page with lots of interesting links on it, simply invoke Tabulate from your list of bookmarks.Sounds neat. Has anyone already tried it out?
24/1 Landscapes of Mobile Social Media by Santtu Toivonen
Web on the Move - Landscapes of Mobile Social Media by Santtu Toivonen of VTT (PDF) (Technical Research Centre of Finland).
This report aims at providing a glance on how mobility, and along with it the important notion of context-awareness, has impact on social media. Moreover, the report seeks to analyze the potential business opportunities for mobile social media. The research was conducted in the form of expert interviews."
Via Forum Virium Naked
※ Local Copy of Web on the Move