Barcodes as Web Portals

The same night my article about QR codes (Real World Hyperlinks) goes up on evolt.org, 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.

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