Friday, October 13, 2006

Firefox Extension: Mobile Barcoder

Found this interesting extension for firefox. Have been thinking about this for a long time but never got down to doing it myself... kinda feel left out :-).

Its a pretty neat extension, generates a QR code with the URL in the address bar. It does not follow any of the existing Vodafone or Imode specs, the url is encoded without any scheme, now all we need to do is find an application and device that supports it. The site mentions that this is compatible with series 60 third edition phones.. somehow i cannot fail to wonder if this would have been more useful if the barcode generated was a Datamatrix (Semacode).

Extension Site: Ramblings in Utopia

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    I've written a blog post discussing the different types of 2D barcode and my reason for choosing QRCodes, but I do want to make it as compatible as possible. Both QRCode and DataMatrix are valid 2D barcode specs, so I think it's the services that aren't supporting as much as they should, rather than my extension not generating in the right format.

    The extension code already has the DataMatrix generation method embedded, but I am currently working on a preferences panel to choose which format you'd prefer.