I have to make frequent visits from wherever I am at present dwelling in Northern Thailand to Bangkok. The bus is the greatest possibility for me. Sad to say, it is really a 10 hour a person-way trip. That signifies I have to maintain my self entertained. But with modern know-how, it can be easy to do. For instance, the Oishi inexperienced tea juice box I was specified by the bus company contained a QR code.
On the box it was referred to as an “AR Engineering” Code. I took AR as getting “Augmented Actuality”. That’s a bit deceptive but it’s possible which is what the enterprise that Oishi makes use of refers to QR as. By the way, QR is shorter for “Speedy Reaction”.
I’ve recognized about QR codes but have never ever definitely appeared at them other then determining them on different solutions. I had nonetheless to go as much as to really choose a photograph of the code and see what details it includes. It is just not way too common again in the States yet and the merchandise that had codes I was not intrigued in. But I experienced heaps of absolutely free time, so I made the decision to look at it out.
In accordance to Wikipedia, QR Codes are pretty popular in Japan. QR codes were invented in Japan back in 1994 wherever they are at the moment the most popular type of two dimensional codes. It also would make sense that my inexperienced tea juice box experienced a QR label on it…Oishi is a Japanese organization.
QR codes are often employed on commercials and product or service packaging so users can snap a photo with their mobile cellular phone or internet cam and then use the Internet to study product or service info, promotions/bargains and any variety of other matters that individuals love so significantly. I decided to attempt this out for myself so I downloaded “QR Reader” for my Iphone.
I snapped a picture with my Apple iphone digital camera and loaded QR Reader. The app allow you possibly consider a photo straight from the application or to choose a saved picture. I chosen the picture of the QR label. Soon after a several seconds, the application spit out the following code: 8JZEPC
What does 8JZEPC signify? I was puzzled so I saved the info and made a decision to examine additional when I experienced entry to higher-velocity World-wide-web.
When I acquired residence I went to the AR Code section of the Oishi web site. Here is what the web page states:
“Oishi Green Tea invite you to a new encounter in gaming. The 1st combining the ideal engineering in 2010 AR Technological know-how and Cafe game titles on the internet together. The initial time you will perform a cafe operator. From Interior Design Store Management with amazing menu cooked from all more than the earth. Working with AR Technological know-how as aspect of the recreation. Code box beside Oishi Environmentally friendly Tea UHT Transmission by means of Web Camera Internet web page Oishi Environmentally friendly Tea. North imaginative exciting making a sport complete restaurant of the most revolutionary line of AR.”
Gotta appreciate the translation of this. From what I obtain, the code I been given is portion of a sport. Here is the official website link to the QR game. You use this code in the on the internet recreation/contest to even further progress and in the long run win prizes. Rather cool.
So it turns out that my Apple iphone examine the QR correctly, it was just that in its place of expecting a internet site to examine additional info about Oishi Inexperienced Tea, it was a code utilised as portion of an on line video game. Go determine! In any case, I have a superior time investigating the technology and I extremely advise Oishi inexperienced tea.