Here’s an interesting idea: set up your entry on Facebook or MySpace with everything you want to tell the world about yourself, print the URL as a barcode on a T-shirt and anyone with a Telstra mobile could be able to photograph the bar code and immediately have your Facebook page pop up on their phone.
The technology is here now, it’s inthe Next G network and on some Telstra handsets, and it works a treat. Not thatTelstra is offering this service, yet. It is just being suggested as anextension of the service Telstra will launch in 2008.
The technology, Mobile Codes, is initially being used to enhance advertisements either in print or external display. One or more of the barcodes are added to the advertisement and when it is photographed, software in the handset recognises the barcode, translates it into a URL and uses HSDPA and the phone’s browser to display that web page on the phone.
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