QuickMark

QuickMark 3.5

Decode barcode semacode using your PDA's camera

Up until now barcodes have only really been used for retail purposes, to catalogue products or identify and monitor stocks. Things are changing though, and with the advent of so-called 'semacode' barcodes are going to open up a whole new world of possibilities. The way things are going it looks like they are set to spark a new communication and marketing revolution via mobile devices. View full description

PROS

  • Remarkably simple to use
  • Lots of help available

CONS

  • You'll be constantly looking for semacode to practice on

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Up until now barcodes have only really been used for retail purposes, to catalogue products or identify and monitor stocks. Things are changing though, and with the advent of so-called 'semacode' barcodes are going to open up a whole new world of possibilities. The way things are going it looks like they are set to spark a new communication and marketing revolution via mobile devices.

It sounds a bit Orwellian, but in the future we will probably all have our own personal barcode with all our personal information stored on it, which we can send to other people or businesses via digital technology. What's more, we'll be able to use our phones to scan products and pay for them automatically, a craze which is already big in Taiwan.

QuickMark is a barcode decoder that opens up this world of opportunity on your Pocket PC. It uses your device's camera to capture barcodes then decodes the semacode to decipher its contents. Considering it's possibilities it's incredibly simple to use. You just run the program, place the semacode in front of your camera and shoot. The app will then automatically unscramble the information locked in this coded format.

If you want to become an early adopter of the powerful semacode technology then get hold of QuickMark and give it a try.

In the future, the contact card of everybody will have their own barcode, which can be directly scan via the camera phones. Everybody could use this barcode to add a new entry into address book or dial a number to reach someone.

The best thing is, you can also buy the beverage in the vending machine with similar function. SimpleAct Inc. launched a new service which combined "2-dimension bar code", "Camera phones" and "eCommerce" named QuickMark. QuickMark is a brand-new consumption channel will let the future consumer behavior change completely.

With software installed on your device, you just need to scan the barcode, and the QuickMark decoder and then show the information stored in barcode. QuickMark is a low cost killer application in the m-commerce space.

Neither special high-grade cellphones nor pre-pay services are necessary. It can be applied to vending machines, buying tickets or online game credit points, paying the parking fee, even downloading MP3 or ringtones, all from your PDA.

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