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On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM, webmaster for Kracked Press
Productions <> wrote:

What can we do with it, really?
I do not think my smart phone can deal with these things.

If it is called a smart phone, then it surely can deal with these
things. Those codes predate the smart-phone era.
You need a camera on your phone and a utility program that decodes the
barcode. If you want to scan from regular paper (as opposed from a big
poster), your camera needs to feature a close-up/macro mode, but that
is all it takes.

 I use a LG-500
prepaid with limited online abilities.

So it is your limited online abilities that make it less useful for /you/.

But with so much tablets out there and data-rates for mobile use also
got flatrates, ..

I never really know what such a icon is used for.

It can store URLs, it can store vcard information (i.e. scan it and
add the entry to your address book), it can store free text (i.e. any
message, a coupon-code, coordinates... for example)

SO what would LO user do with the icon?
Or is it just a cute graphic?

Of course you could add all the information that is in the code to
plain text and have the user type it in. It is a gimmick that makes
people curious, makes people scan the code just to see what is

By no means it is necessary, but it is a nice addition that doesn't
take much room - and when the logo is incorporated it is not wasted


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