Sunday, January 11, 2009

TAG! You're it!

Microsoft released their version of a 2D bar code reader this week at CES.
The MS code looks very similar to a QR code, but the color MS code can hold much more data.

It keeps getting hype as an iPhone app, but I downloaded the Windows Mobile software and it works great. It's much lighter than the QR code reader i-nigma.

This article explains it well.
This link contains a good video about the tags.

The Microsoft Demo/Download page is

Is it practical? I'm not sure. Japan has been using QR codes for years. The same QR technology has been available in the US for a while, but never seemed to gain traction.

Do you think this will catch on?