12-23-09 01:49 PM
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  1. cenloe's Avatar
    Before BBM 5.0 I was using this joint called i-nigma (i-nigma - the fast track to mobile internet or i-nigma.mobi from your bb)

    OR you can use this handy dandy QR code:




    You could assign this reader to a convenience key. There's another one called neoreader too. Google it if you'd like, but I've only used i-nigma.
    I use NeoReader because it supports the greatest number of barcodes. The QR code that BB Messenger reads is the most universal code so far, but it isnt the only one. Seems like some every other week or so there is another company that introduces its own type of 2D Barcode. Because of this you can come accross multiple types of codes and thus a universal barcode reader is needed.

    NeoReader: Blackberry

    NeoReader even supports UPC codes, which is of course the barcode on most products sold these days.
    07-21-09 01:13 PM
  2. 07thking's Avatar
    Dude! This Totally Rocks!!!!!!
    07-21-09 01:46 PM
  3. rogelio1017's Avatar
    This technology is great for advertising, tracking, storing DATA, business cards, hardlink URL's... etc.. so many things. QR Code, Hope this helps to answer some questions you may have.
    Interesting thanks for the info. Can we just open our camera and point it to the barcode or do we have to go to bbm and add contact, then select scan, then scan? all that seems to much to just go to a webpage when you can easily just type it in. If you can just open the camera and point it then that's a different story.
    07-21-09 01:59 PM
  4. impalass96's Avatar
    Interesting thanks for the info. Can we just open our camera and point it to the barcode or do we have to go to bbm and add contact, then select scan, then scan? all that seems to much to just go to a webpage when you can easily just type it in. If you can just open the camera and point it then that's a different story.
    Np, you are welcome. Pretty much the App that cenloe described "NeoReader"
    can be easily used for scanning barcodes, but not to add BBM 5.0 contacts.
    See below:

    I use NeoReader because it supports the greatest number of barcodes. The QR code that BB Messenger reads is the most universal code so far, but it isnt the only one. Seems like some every other week or so there is another company that introduces its own type of 2D Barcode. Because of this you can come accross multiple types of codes and thus a universal barcode reader is needed.

    NeoReader: Blackberry

    NeoReader even supports UPC codes, which is of course the barcode on most products sold these days.
    07-21-09 02:08 PM
  5. not4no1's Avatar
    I was testing with pictures & you can send full sized backgrounds/pictures embedded in the codes too. Then you can save the image to your berry after you scan the code & use whenever.

    At least I am keeping myself entertained.

    07-21-09 02:22 PM
  6. jbisjim's Avatar
    seriously what's the point of this barcode? if i wanted to go to www.crackberry.com i easily type that in faster than it would take me to go to bbm open up add a contact then go to scan then point at the barcode. So what really is the point of this?
    my point of sale software has a bb app. Inventory would be a snap and i wouldn't need a separate scanner. scan and type quantity done...
    07-21-09 02:25 PM
  7. cenloe's Avatar
    Np, you are welcome. Pretty much the App that cenloe described "NeoReader"
    can be easily used for scanning barcodes, but not to add BBM 5.0 contacts.
    See below:
    Correct, BB Messenger is the only reader so far that will add a contact to your BB Messenger list. NeoReader is a stand alone app, while it can read BB Mesenger QR codes, it cannot add them.
    07-21-09 04:03 PM
  8. mayhem.one's Avatar
    I'm guessing an app for this is in the works.
    07-21-09 04:46 PM
  9. impalass96's Avatar
    I'm guessing an app for this is in the works.
    There are various stand alone apps that are available; NeoReader, BeeTagg. But a native RIM QR-Barcode reader would be nice.
    07-21-09 05:49 PM
  10. rambo47's Avatar
    All the aftermarket QR Code readers are flawed. None seem to function properly all the time, at least in my experience with both a Curve and Bold. I'm excited to try this new reader built into BBM 5, but I'm waiting until BBM 5 is ready for prime time.

    Nokia has embraced these QR Codes for years but never really pushed them. As stated before, they're HUGE in Japan but not really anywhere else. It seems like it could have tremendous marketing potential. Coupons, directions to exclusive events, and even business uses.
    07-21-09 06:15 PM
  11. humphrind's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    07-21-09 07:39 PM
  12. cturtleemmers's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    Umm yea they are bar codes not magic eye pictures.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-21-09 07:45 PM
  13. amazingg420's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    omg, that was hilarious.
    07-21-09 07:53 PM
  14. thejgeffect's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    ahahahahahhahaha
    07-21-09 09:25 PM
  15. rambo47's Avatar

    I just shot Starbucks Green Tea/Lemonade on my keyboard reading this!! Can't you see it - humphrind squinting at his monitor, nose right up against it, waiting for the hidden picture to be revealed?

    07-21-09 09:28 PM
  16. rockigirl's Avatar
    LOL!! ok got a good chuckle with that one.
    07-21-09 09:37 PM
  17. Ronindan's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    + 1 good one
    07-21-09 09:39 PM
  18. P.H.A.D.E's Avatar
    Helpful Information On The BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Barcode Scaner

    When Someone Creates And You Scan A:

    Calendar Event: Nothing Happens


    Contact Info: Gives You The Info On A MECARD But Does NOT Add It To Your Contacts

    Email Address: Lauches Your Email To Compose To That Email Address

    Geo Location: Lauches BlackBerry Maps To Find That Location

    Phone Number: Initiates The Call

    SMS: Nothing Happens

    (Free) Text: Gives You The Text Info That Was Created

    URL: Launches The Browser To That URL (It Can Be An Image Link URL)

    FOOT NOTES
    I Used This GENERATOR To Make The QR Codes

    I Like That The New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Has A Code Reader (And I Will Use It For QR Codes)
    But I Suggest To Use The Microsoft Tags Beacause:

    1) Can Be In Full Color
    2) Can Be In Black & White
    3) You Can Create A vCard Tag
    4) You Have FULL Control Of The Tags (Analytics)
    5) They Are Cumtomizable (An Image ON The Tag)
    6) Are Editable (You Can Change The Info On The Tag At Any Time)
    7) An App For All Major Phones (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, J2ME-MMP, JAVA 2 Micro Edition, Palm OS, Symbian Edition, Windows)

    PS: Download Microsoft Tag HERE To Your Phone And Have Fun With It, Or Point Your Phones Browser To GetTag.mobi
    07-21-09 09:42 PM
  19. impalass96's Avatar
    I'm sure if I took the time to read these posts, I'd understand why everyone is posting Magic Eye pictures. But let me say, I can't even see the hidden picture in most of them.
    Lol... that was a great chuckle!
    07-22-09 11:39 AM
  20. bryan.grider's Avatar
    That is SICK!!!!!

    You can basically create shortcuts for anything you want. You could make one to promote your website/wallpapers/themes, basically anything you wanted. I'm for sure gonna push my favorite stuff now.
    07-22-09 12:04 PM
  21. impalass96's Avatar
    Helpful Information On The BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Barcode Scaner

    FOOT NOTES
    I Used This GENERATOR To Make The QR Codes

    I Like That The New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Has A Code Reader (And I Will Use It For QR Codes)
    But I Suggest To Use The Microsoft Tags Beacause:

    1) Can Be In Full Color
    2) Can Be In Black & White
    3) You Can Create A vCard Tag
    4) You Have FULL Control Of The Tags (Analytics)
    5) They Are Cumtomizable (An Image ON The Tag)
    6) Are Editable (You Can Change The Info On The Tag At Any Time)
    7) An App For All Major Phones (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, J2ME-MMP, JAVA 2 Micro Edition, Palm OS, Symbian Edition, Windows)

    PS: Download Microsoft Tag HERE To Your Phone And Have Fun With It, Or Point Your Phones Browser To GetTag.mobi
    Interesting on the MS Tag, i tried it and i like the vCard option. Preety good. Thanks on this P.H.A.D.E
    07-22-09 12:08 PM
  22. inkwell's Avatar
    Not to be the concerned parent here, but can this be dangerous (virus, porn, malware, etc.)?
    07-22-09 01:45 PM
  23. cturtleemmers's Avatar
    Good question

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-22-09 01:47 PM
  24. rambo47's Avatar
    There are currently no viruses for BlackBerry. Even if one showed up suddenly, and was somehow embedded in a QR Code, you would have to click "install" to get it onto your BlackBerry. It cannot install automatically, without your explicit approval.
    07-22-09 03:21 PM
  25. Sopranosv's Avatar
    I tried zxing . appspot . com/generator/ and only Email address and URL options worked on my Bold
    07-22-09 05:08 PM
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