Essential smartphone apps to scan QR codes

Author: | Posted: October 29th, 2011 | Category: Tips | 11 Comments »
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Essential QR code scanning apps for Smartphones
Recently more and more brands, companies and individuals are using QR codes to present themselves and their products. We want to be sure that any of You will be prepared to scan a QR code when wants and this is the reason to prepare this list with essential smartphone apps that can scan QR codes. There are QR code readers for almost any smartphone of feature phone on the market, either Androids, iPhones, Windows Phones, BlackBerry or any other.
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QR Codes Usage Stats for the Q3 2011

Author: | Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Category: Statistics | 4 Comments »
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QR Code operating system stats for Q3 2011

Here are some inside stats of QR code usage and penetration in world for Q3 2011. Since our last stats for the First half of 2011 we saw growth in both creation and scans of QR Codes. However we have some change in places when it comes to devices used to scan codes. Last period Android phones lead iPhones with more than 8%, but now we have a different picture. In Q3 2011 iPhones are responsible for 30.19% of scans, with Androids responsible for 22.78%, which is a total game changer when we compare metrics from the last period and now. Here is some catch, so take a look at the graph and you will see a HUGE part of 28.15% of the scans which OS is marked as “not set”. From my experience and some research about Google Analytics i understood that these are mainly Android and Windows Phones so the final numbers will be different.
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Scan a QR Code to Scratch Mobile Promo

Author: | Posted: August 24th, 2011 | Category: Video | No Comments »
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PromoMee, which are in QR code marketing business and has mobile apps, has deployed QR Codes in Patrick Morin Retail Stores to make a promotion. People who scan the QR code are involved in promo where they have to Scratch your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to reveal a promotion’s prize. And please don’t use a coin :)

Here is a video of it in action.


QR Codes Usage Stats for the First Half of 2011

Author: | Posted: July 7th, 2011 | Category: Statistics | 25 Comments »
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QR Code scans by operating system

We are devoted to give you all kind of statistics of QR code usage and penetration in world. We saw a tremendous growth in QR code usage in 1st quarter of 2011 since 2010 and now it is time to share some of our data for the first half of 2011. Here is info and charts of our data gathered since our launch in February till now. As you can see Android phones lead iPhone with 30.14% to 21.62% of the scans and following the iPhone closely are the Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 devices with 17.23%. With about 70% of the scans from these operating systems it is clear to see what kind of people can be targeted to scan QR codes.
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QR Code Scanning Now Mainstream in US Retail

Author: | Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Category: News, Statistics | 5 Comments »
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QR code scanning mainstream US

Mobile barcode scanning has emerged into mainstream in US shows intelligence survey by Compete. Compete’s reports show that barcode scanning apps have been used by 28 percent of smartphone owners. Android owners hold the highest adoption rate — 48 percent have tried a barcode scanning application. Not far behind are iPhone owners (39 percent), followed by BlackBerry owners (14 percent). Read the rest of this entry »