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September 7th, 2011

The one possible good use for QR codes

I’m not a huge fan of QR codes. They’re kind of ugly, they’re kind of a pain in the butt, and only one out of about 25 times are they actually useful.

However, I came up with one possible good place for QR codes: “for sale” signs in front of houses.

Let’s say you’re out house hunting. You see a house that looks kind of nice and you’d like to remember it for later, but they’re fresh out of brochures. Scan the QR code on the sign and it brings up the web listing. Bookmark it, look at the interior photos, etc.

Yay! Technology for good!

(Judging by one of the scrolling pictures on this site, someone else has had a similar idea.)

Posted in Technology

Paul September 8, 2011, 8:10 am

Yeah, that’s a pretty good application for it. I wonder if they’ll just end up being most useful for instances where there’s a lot of good data behind them – it’s like a Save for Later for the real world.

Dave Walls March 12, 2012, 3:51 pm

I actually have a QR code on the back of my business card. When scanned, it will add my contact information to the person’s phone contacts. Easier than someone having to manually enter all the information by hand.

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