Archive for August, 2008

Get Your War On: The Surge

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Prototyping links

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

links for 2008-08-14

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

links for 2008-08-13 [delicious.com]

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Resources for Learning Silverlight

Monday, August 11th, 2008

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
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Aztec Code
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QR Code
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Bee Tagg
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ShotCode
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BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
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MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
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HCCB
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Snowflake code
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ColorZip

There are two excellent Silverlight 2.0 books now on the market:

If anyone out there has any recommendations let me know and I’ll update the list.

Enter the Matrix Code

Friday, August 8th, 2008

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, price which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, therapist some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
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An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

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DataMatrix Code

2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg

Aztec Code

EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg

QR Code

2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg

Bee Tagg

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg

ShotCode

E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg

BlotCode

CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg

PDF417

A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg

MaxiCode

CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg

Codeblock-F

8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg

HCCB

CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg

Snowflake code

D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg

ColorZip