QR Codes and the Ushahidi Platform

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Presented at Com.Geo by Jon Gosier May 23, 2011

Presented at Com.Geo by Jon Gosier May 23, 2011

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  • We've been investigating these 'out-of-loop' uses for QR codes for quite some time in our QR code platform, QR.io. QR codes are powerful and, like the slideshow says, smartphones are nearly ubiquitous at this point.
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  • 1. QR CODES IN CRISIS EVENTS Marking-Up Objects and Locations in Disaster Scenarios Presented by Jon Gosier @jongos @swiftriver
  • 2. Quick Response for First ResponseEasy to integrate into a well-coordinated crowd-sourcing projectQuick and effective way to augment participant experienceEfficient
  • 3. AssumptionsAssumption #1 - Smart devices are available and in use.Assumption #2 - Data connectivity is available to smart devices.Assumption #3 - A printing device is available and portable.Assumption #4 - Security is not a concern.
  • 4. Potential UsesMethod #1 - Instructions, messages, or media can be coupledwith objectsMethod #2 - Triggers a remote process (API call)Method #3 - Triggers a process on the device itself
  • 5. Potential UsesMethod #4 - Carry information about the device itselfMethod #5 - Authentication. Code can serve as an identificationmeasureMethod #6 - Logistics/Resource Allotment
  • 6. QR CODES IN CRISIS EVENTS Marking-Up Objects and Locations in Disaster Scenarios Presented by Jon Gosier @jongos @swiftriver