Interesting discussion. I have a basic question to Japanese residents.
Is there an interoperability between carriers ? I mean, can I read a
barcode emitted by a Docomo content provider with an AU phone ? Further
than the QR Code which is the standard of the encoding format it seems
that the semantics (what is in fact represented in a code) need to be
standardized as well. I mean, a web to link should be encoded the same
way for all carriers, the same for a mail to link, a business card
contact info, a phone number, etc.
It seems to us in Europe that interoperability is a key issue for that
service to take off. If Content Providers has to print as many bar codes
as there are operators this would not work...
What do you think ?
Handset specification and expertise manager
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Christopher
Sent: lundi 26 juillet 2004 19:17
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Question concerning barcodes on a Keitai
> You can expect any new mobile released by either DoCoMo, Vodafone or
> to include support for QR code (except the camera-less Premini).
That makes QR code the standard here. I'm noticing more Ad posters in
the stations, inside the trains/subways, and at the convenience
stores, but haven't actually seen someone use their keitai to scan. I
can't imagine people in the packed trains doing this either, since it
seems frowned upon to take keitai photos in the trains. Especially
with the sound that the camera makes. BUT, then again on the last
trains, when everyone's drunk it doesn't matter.
I did see a small map/guide book for Vodafone keitais. The book didn't
have any guide/travel information, but each page's main content was a
map w/ QR code on the top of each page. The QR code sent the keitai to
a web app w/ detailed guide/travel info for that particular page's
Has there been a giant QR code poster in Shibuya crossing yet?
> The convenience store has a 2D bar code reader
> which reads a numeric code from your phone, which has your billing
> information and linked up with DoCoMo's server prints out you bill.
The 2D barcodes on the keitai are from a web application generated on
a server, or is there some built-in software/hardware that generates
this on the phone?
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