Actually it was from the developer of that sourceforge site (http://sourceforge.jp/projects/qrcode/).
His private web site is at http://qb.ath.cx/works/. You can download the
latest version from your PC at
Or, download from keitai from http://qb.ath.cx/works/download/qrcodec/
Please note though this is for au, as I mentioned earlier, not for
Vodafone. I have not really looked through the source code yet, since
they guy has just released it (when I first downloaded the app last year it
was not yet opensource).
I am NOT very sure if my au has the specific circuitry for qr code
reading, but I think my A5407CA does not have such thing. The app
mentioned above just took the photo of the QR code using built-in camera
and do an image analysis. It fails often though.. it's accuracy is far
below my friend's A5406CA's built-in QR code reader.
My impression is the above user-made QR code reader is not user friendly,
slow, and inaccurate. Well, it's free anyway (and opensource), so it's
still great. And those who complain can join the development to make it
On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 19:12:23 -0800
Jason Fields <jason_at_air-port.com> wrote:
> Can you direct us to that QR Code Java App? I heard from a friend in
> the business that the QR Code identification software and electronics
> needed to recognize the barcodes were hardwired into certain
> handsets... My original questions was is there a standalone QR Code
> reader that could be downloaded to a vAppli capable phone? It seems as
> thought your email suggests this IS the case? Is your AU phone already
> capable of recognizing QR Codes, and just did not have the reader
> software on it? Please advise...
> I am working in this space and one of the companies I consult with is
> curious about this as well... If there is NOT a freely available
> software package for mobiles... Might this be a good opportunity to
> make something, if its in fact possible? It seems from the QR Code
> sourceforge,jp there is... I mean, if someone could provide an J2ME app
> or vAppli then this would provide and even greater amount of QR Code
> users and available services to people initially w/o QR Code enabled
> phones. Food for thought.
> Jason Fields.
> On Mar 6, 2005, at 3:03 PM, Arnold P. Siboro wrote:
> > For the rest of us like you (who prefer cheap or free stuff..), the
> > best
> > place to begin is open source.
> > See http://sourceforge.jp/projects/qrcode/
> > I've seen individuals creating QR code reader, I believe they did not
> > start from ISO specs, which is not only expensive but hard to read. I
> > E.g., have Java QR code reader on my au that I downloaded for free from
> > an individual's website.
> > On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 22:23:49 +0100
> > Noriyasu <noriyasu_at_web.de> wrote:
> >> Thank you very much to all.
> >> Benjamin Joffe wrote:
> >>> I guess that if you get the specification document from ISO (200
> >>> CHF, ~180 USD for the paper or electronic version) you should have
> >>> all required information to code
> >>> a reader as well (which would probably be faster than
> >>> reverse-engineer the coding method from an encoder).
> >> As I am a student it is more a matter of money than a matter of time.
> >> So first I am going to try to develop some reverse-engineered software
> >> if possible.
> >> If not, I will rethink about the spec documents.
Arnold P. Siboro (asiboro_at_maltech.ne.jp)
"There are lots of examples where not the best product wins,
Windows would be one of those, but there are examples where
the best product wins. And the iPod is a great example of that."
-- Steve Jobs
Received on Mon Mar 7 05:51:43 2005