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    can a QR code be used similar to NFC, to turn off and on apps/features?

    my situation.
    i wanna create a QR that would turn on bluetooth and drive safe.ly app when scanned and then turn off when scanned again.

    i've looked into getting NFC but i'd be $30-50 in, before i get the end result.
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    No, QR code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are used in a visual medium (your device has to be able to scan them with their camera)

    NFC is a wireless protocol.

    But both may be used for some of the same things. sending someone to a website, contact information, phone numbers. QR codes do not transmit information in the same way.

    50 dollars out? How so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oniberry View Post
    No, QR code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are used in a visual medium (your device has to be able to scan them with their camera)

    NFC is a wireless protocol.

    But both may be used for some of the same things. sending someone to a website, contact information, phone numbers. QR codes do not transmit information in the same way.
    i'd be ok with scanning the QR Code every time as i have a reader app
    50 dollars out? How so?
    starter pack with stickers and encoder, then shipping and tax, since most of this stuff comes from the USA and shipping to Canada cost lots
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    Well, there are many services that let you create qr codes as you need them.

    You don't need an nfc encoder, you would need some blank nfc tags, and two apps nfc NFCShortcuts and ShortCutMe and you could basically program your device to do almost anything when you tap a tag.

    The encoders are used for more mass production (unless you are posting about a personal one you hook up to the PC via USB) for security systems and operations staff, using your BB, some nfc tags, and those two apps all for under 15.00 cdn would be a better solution.

    I may be mistaken, but I thought all you really needed now was NFCShortcuts Buy NFCShortcuts - Download NFCShortcuts - Buy Apps from BlackBerry App World check out these blog posts as well NFCShortcuts | CrackBerry.com
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    Where I am now, NFC Tags are being sold for USD20 for a pair. Have not bought any before, so don't know whether that is the best price. Going over to ebay shortly to find a better deal though.
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    OP - the creator of shortcutme and NFC shortcuts is here on CrackBerry. Look for a thread on NFC shortcuts and you will find a whole group of folks sharing and helping debug shortcuts and macros. I just bought nfcshortcuts on sale a couple days ago and I'm about to order some tags and get started. You should do the same!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDRM View Post
    OP - the creator of shortcutme and NFC shortcuts is here on CrackBerry. Look for a thread on NFC shortcuts and you will find a whole group of folks sharing and helping debug shortcuts and macros. I just bought nfcshortcuts on sale a couple days ago and I'm about to order some tags and get started. You should do the same!
    I've see the thead and read it a few times. i was just looking for a more cost effective alternative. but it seems like i'll just stick with NFC
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    Is there a way to have the phone use or scan a QR code that is already displayed on the phones screen, not requiring you to point the phone camera at some other screen or paper printout of the QR?
    Use case is someone sends a QR to your phone as an image in email, bbm, or posted in a forum this this thread. How can we use that image directly without needing to use the camera?


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