11/4 Düsseldorf - the QR City / Radical Advertising
11/4 Storytelling with Google Maps by Penguin
05/4 Space Invaders attack Yahoo! site
04/4 Gucci Joy QR Code / QR Codes: Not confined to one country, speak to the whole world
Works well on my Nokia. See the special site with the QR Code here
Found it via Semapedia Blog. Semapedia has also a rant about 2D Barcodes
. Go and read it;)
PS: Our own upcoming Dokodare project resembles the SF Citysearch project in some aspects, and the Semapedia guys pointed at a big problem with proprietary approaches:
Tourist from other countries will not be able to use those barcodes when they are proprietary.
With the open standard QR Code+URL/Shortcode URL approach, you do not have this problem. And that's so exciting about it: Using SMS for mobile marketing is/was only doable inside country borders whereas with QR Codes and the Mobile Internet, you can suddenly address the whole world. This is well worth to fight for;)
03/4 Itempedias and QR Codes
02/4 VoiceQR - shows storage potential of QR Code
will probably have a limited interest (especially in Japan with pervasive 3G), as it is much easier to directly link to a larger sound file available on the internet trough an URL.
However it shows well where we are headed. Mobile phone cameras become ever more sophisticated and if sound files can directly be integrated in the code, this also shows how small QR Codes have become in Japan.
We are still some years behind the japanese phone sophistication (some progress have been made with the N95 and the iPhone), but it's good to know that the future is already here.
It also shows that short code (small amount of numbers) approaches* will obviously soon be a thing of the past.
Image: VoiceQR - saying "Konnichi wa" (Hello)
* All proprietory codes use short codes (numbers or a mix of numbers and letters), whereas with the standards (QR Codes, Datamatrix) you can choose. Right now we use short codes only when space is an issue and we recommend to use URL's respectively Short Code URL