I like this NextBus idea. It sounds a little like MetroTransit's NextTrip
service, which I use all the time. However, I wouldn't be likely to scan a
QR code to use NextTrip, or any other service. Not only does it take much
longer than typing in a URL, but I'd feel really awkward standing at a bus
trying to scan a QR code. A short URL or an app would be preferred.
Also, I feel the need to include this Tumblr in the QR code usage convo,
though I can't decide if it's helpful insight or just a funny site. Either
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Christopher Bongaarts <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 4/4/2012 8:37 AM, Layon, Kristofer wrote:
> I have never, *ever* observed a person scanning a QR code in the
>> wild, despite the codes being quite common. And this is in a world
>> where you don't need to go walking for more than 10 seconds to
>> encounter someone using their smartphone. But not to scan QR codes.
>> Just an observation.
> I did it all the time when I first got my smartphone. Then the novelty
> wore off.
> I still do occasionally, when I find one in an unexpected place. I
> usually don't bother if it's obvious where it would go. But the reason why
> has more to do with how long it takes to fire up my barcode reader app than
> anything else.
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