AT&T Intros Free Mobile Barcode Scanning App
AT&T today announced the AT&T Code Scanner application for Android and BlackBerry handsets. The application allows users to scan 2D (QR and datamatrix) and 1D (UPC and EAN) barcodes to get more information about the materials scanned. AT&T says that the application will work with things such as magazines, retail items and online codes. For now, the content discovered will be limited to marketing and promotional materials. The app is a free download from the Android Market and BlackBerry App World. AT&T also announced AT&T Create-a-Code, which allows users to make their own mobile barcode. AT&T says these barcodes can be used to direct scanners to a v-card, Facebook account, blog or web site. Last, AT&T is offering businesses access to its Code Management Platform, which will let them build and manage the campaigns behind mobile barcodes.
Chrome for iOS Gains QR Scanning Tool
Google today updated its Chrome browser for iOS devices and added a novel tool: a QR and barcode scanner. iPhone owners can scan a QR code or barcode by using 3D Touch on the app logo or by searching for "QR" in iOS's Spotlight search bar.
Google's Now On Tap Adds QR Scanning to Camera, Instant Translations
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap search tool that adds several compelling new functions. First, a long press of the home button will allow people to scan any QR code or barcode when using the camera.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.
Facebook Aims to Simplify Connecting with Others Via Messenger
Facebook is adding several tools to its Messenger service with the the goal of making it easier to begin conversations with others. To start, the company is rolling out Messenger Codes, which allows people to scan one another's code and begin chatting.
flip mode said:...
AT&T must have been in the motel room pleasuring Steve Jobs for the iPhone and unware when google released a FREE SCANNING APP written by ZXing-TEAM on the (at the time circa 200 newly released HTC G1 for T-Mobile