How Not To Screw Up With QR Codes - at TeaCampLondon

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A quick presentation to the UK Government meetup - #teacamp http://teacamp.co.uk/2012/06/teacamp-14-jun-2012-qr-codes/

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How Not To Screw Up With QR Codes - at TeaCampLondon

  1. 1. Who Am I?● Terence Eden● Mobile Internet Consultant with 9 years experience in Mobile Web● QR strategist for Museums, Government departments, Network Operators, Advertisers... and now you!● Read my blog● http://shkspr.mobi/blog/ @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  2. 2. Whats a Barcode?@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  3. 3. @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  4. 4. Whats a 2D Barcode?@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  5. 5. What Is A QR Code?● Free and Open Standard● Can hold URLs ● (and much more)● Quick and easy to scan● Works on all cameraphones ● not just “smartphones”● Free apps for all platforms ● http://GetReader.com @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  6. 6. MythNo one is using QR codes@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  7. 7. QR Codes Are Everywhere @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  8. 8. Printed on anything@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  9. 9. In all sorts of places@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  10. 10. MythNo one is scanning QR codes @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  11. 11. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!11!! @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  12. 12. TfL@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  13. 13. Rail Tickets@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  14. 14. Qrpedia – 6 Months@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  15. 15. MythQR Codes can only contain a URL@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  16. 16. Any Form of (UTF-8) Data● Text ● Hello World● URL ● http://shkspr.mobi/blog/● Phone Number ● tel:+447717512963● Email Address ● mailto:qrcodes@shkspr.mobi● SMS ● smsto:+447717512963 @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  17. 17. MythIts easy to damage a QR code @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  18. 18. Well...@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  19. 19. Error Correction@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  20. 20. MythQR Codes look boring @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  21. 21. Only if you are boring@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  22. 22. ● http://ming-ling.livejournal.com/164215.html @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  23. 23. MythIts really complicated and expensive to generate QR codes @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  24. 24. How To Generate QR Codes● Websites ● http://code.google.com/apis/chart/docs/gallery/qr_codes.html● Services ● http://www.swetake.com/qr/qr_cgi_e.html● Computer Programs ● http://fukuchi.org/works/qrencode/manual/index.html● Open Source ● https://github.com/edent/QR-Generator-PHP @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  25. 25. Break@edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  26. 26. The Ten Commandments @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  27. 27. IYour QR code shallbe large enoughand clear enoughto scan easily @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  28. 28. @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  29. 29. II Minimum Data● http://www.youtube.com/ vs http://youtu.be/ @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  30. 30. @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  31. 31. III Mobile Friendly● Respect the user● Not everyone has a phone as awesome as yours● Pay Per MB is still common● How fast is the mobile internet abroad?● How fast is the mobile internet at home?● How fast is the mobile internet at work? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
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  33. 33. IV InternationalI18n – Can all your customersspeak English?+44 – Will any of your customersbe calling from abroad, or have aforeign SIM card? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  34. 34. V Multi-PlatformWhat %age ofstakeholders have aniPhone?Do you know yourdemographics? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  35. 35. What Not To Dohttp://www.2dbarcodestrategy.com/2010/12/barnes-noble-uses-qr-codes.html @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  36. 36. VI Statistics● Part of your existing analytics● Mobile specific @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
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  38. 38. VII CTA● How do you tell people to scan?● What incentives can you give them?● Whats contained in the code? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  39. 39. VIII Testing● Test● Test on another phone● Test on a dozen phones● Test in different network coverage● Test alternative MNOs● Test in various lighting conditions● Test after the code has got damaged● Test in physical location @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
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  42. 42. IX Usefulness● Why are you doing this?● What will your customers get out of this?● How do you know if you have succeeded? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  43. 43. X Can They Be Scanned? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
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  50. 50. Considerations● Are staff trained?● Is everything mobile friendly?● Why are you creating them?● How are they monitored?● What is the decommissioning process? @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp
  51. 51. Thank YouTerence.Eden@shkspr.mobi - http://shkspr.mobi/blog/ - @edent +44 7717 512 963 @edent http://shkspr.mobi/blog #teacamp

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