Category Archives: nokia

QR and Datamatrix Codes

It would appear that the last mobile phone barcode I posted was not a QR code at all but a datamatrix code (thanks Roger).

This is a QR Code.

qrcode

I generated this code at the Kaywa website.

I am using the Kaywa reader software on my Nokia N73 to test the concept and it reads both the QR codes and the datamatrix codes really easily. I have done tests both on screen and printed.

Very clever concept and having showed a few people in college we think there are a lot of potential uses.

ShoZu

So how do you get images from your mobile phone to wherever quickly and easily.

I have a Nokia N73 I use to…

Take a photograph.

Send it via Bluetooth to my computer.

Upload it to Flickr.

Of course this meant I needed both a computer and internet access.

The Nokia N73 does come with an application to upload images to Flickr, however this never worked for me, and I suspect it is because Vodafone (my phone provider) blocks access to Flickr as part of their content control!

So I was interested to see how ShoZu would work out.

Shozu is an application that works on a range of phones and allows you with just one click take an image (or a video) and upload it straight to a Web 2.0 site of your choice.

You give ShoZu your mobile phone number, they send you an SMS text message, you download and install the application on your phone.

Rather than use the phone to configure the destinations (though you can) you can configure your account via a web browser. Which is great if like me you don’t really like to input data and information via a mobile phone number pad.

Configured it all.

So in London for a meeting took a photo at Paddington station and after I had taken the photograph, up popped a dialogue asking me if I wanted to send it to Flickr, so I click okay.

The image is automatically uploaded to Flickr and then into my other online sites which Flickr feeds into such as Jaiku and the VLE.

You can also add the images to your blogs (as seen here).

Works really easily and simply.