Mark Twain’s often misquoted reply to a London newspaper correspondent in May 1897 “The report of my death was an exaggeration” could well apply 114 years later to the recent plethora of articles on the demise of the QR Code. The original source of these articles is a Google statement “Users will no longer find unique QR codes in their Places accounts. We’re exploring new ways to enable customers to quickly and easily find information about local businesses from their mobile phones”.
A frenzy of articles ensued claiming that Google had forsaken QR Codes for NFC and therefore QR Codes were dead. Of those that I have seen the most amusing is on Gizmodo Australia where the author has obviously never used either technology and accompanies his article with an image of an EZcode rather than a QR Code.
Continues at: QR Code RIP.
- QR CODES + Facebook.com (vintageinsider.wordpress.com)
- Why the QR Code is Fine and Gizmodo is Full of S*** (atbreaksix.wordpress.com)
- Google discontinues QR code support in Places (thenextweb.com)
- Google Stops QR Codes For Google Places (searchenginepeople.com)
- Google Ends QR Code Initiative (pcworld.com)
- QR Codes – What They Are & How They Work (andreavascellari.com)
- Best Buy gets in the “mood” with QR Codes… (realtygo.wordpress.com)
- WolframAlpha allows for Generation of QR Codes (haiteq.com)
- Google Places puts QR Codes on the shelf (go.theregister.com)
- Over 22.9 reasons why you would want to use QR codes in your marketing… [Fraser J. Hay] (ecademy.com)