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Windows Live Barcode services: create your QR code

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 6-Nov-2006 19:01

I just found out about another Microsoft Windows Live service (yes, still no directory of these services anywhere): Windows Live Barcode. With this site you can create a QR code with your busines card information, or from a free text.

Windows Live Barcode

The QR code is a bi-dimensional bar code capable of storing up to 7089 characters. QR Code carries information both horizontally and vertically, capable of encoding the same amount of data of a standard bar code in approximately one-tenth the space of a traditional bar code. It looks like this one:


An example of business application for this code, as shown in the demo, is having the business card information encoded and printed on the top of the card or on its back. Using a mobile application you can take a picture of this code, and automatically scan it for the information, adding to your contacts database.


Interesting that the demo shows a Windows Mobile application - but there's nowhere to download such a thing - yet. I would like to have one of those. And I would print QR codes on my business cards, for sure. How geek is that?

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