Ha, yeah, sorry, I think I didn't phrase that well. I guess where I was going with that was if you're only using it as a link... a short printed like might be a lot better.
Also, I want to agree with Phil for different reasons. If you're going to make make it for mobile, keep in mind that they all (ok, maybe not all, but the vast majority) have some level of location awareness baked in. It's actually built into HTML5. So don't think of the mobile as just a smaller screen, think of it as a different device with different capabilites (yeah, it doesn't have a keyboard, but it does have GPS)
Dan,Yep, almost all QR codes these days are encoded URLs.
--AaronOn Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Dan Sagisser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
So is the QR code just a link to the page where you can view where the buses are?
-Dan--On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Jacqueline Brudlos <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello, everyone. I'm a new member to this listserv (Thanks, Pete!) and I have a dilemma/question (I did try to search through the archive first, but didn't find anything to help me).
Parking and Transportation Services is working to launch NextBus, a feature showing students/staff where all of the shuttle buses are in real-time. See the whole system on your desktop computer, call a number at a particular bus stop and hear "next bus arrives in 2 minutes" OR scan the QR code and get info on your smartphone.
Is anyone an expert on those QR codes?
Admittedly, I'm completely in the dark on this technology/marketing tool (my phone doesn't even take pictures - that's how outdated I am - LOL).
My plan was to work with the Sign Stop to revise the current signage at the campus shuttle stops - specifically adding a graphic overlay to each sign. BUT these signs are typically 6-8 feet off the ground. Upon further research online, it sounds to me like I'll need to make the barcode around 8 inches square. Does anyone use these codes personally or professionally? Does it work from a distance? Does the code need to be THAT large?
Based on what I found online today, it sounds to me that my plan to revise the current signage won't work. I think I'm going to have to make a second 8.5x11 size sign.
I'm just trying to not waste time/money on doing this wrong. Does anyone have any advice for me?
Thanks in advance.
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