Barcodes as Web Portals

The same night my article about QR codes (Real World Hyperlinks) goes up on, TechCrunch posts an article about a company using bar codes in a novel way — The Secret Lives Of Objects: StickyBits Turn Barcodes Into Personal Message Boards.

StickyBits, the name of the company and product, is based on the ubiquity of bar codes in everyday life. If you have an iPhone or Android phone, you’ll be able to download an app that reads bar codes off anything and allows you to attach notes (comments, videos, URLs, etc.) to that bar code. If you are the first person to scan that code, then all new scans can only add to that, allowing for some interesting community discourse. This is a different implementation than a QR code, which doesn’t come on every item on earth and must be generated and printed with a certain value (such as a URL) already embedded.

via Adrian A. Roselli.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: