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Codes link cameraphones to websites

Jun 29, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

OP3 AB has come up with an ingenious way for cameraphone users to quickly and easily access product- or service-related information on the Web from their phones. Once equipped with a small (18KB) freely downloadable software program, users point their cameraphones at a circular “ShotCode” pattern, and snap a photo of it. After that, OP3's servers automatically “broker a connection” that lets the phone display the desired destination Web page, according to the company.

Currently, the software supports only certain Siemens and Nokia phones. However, a Java version in the works should work with Linux/Java phones.

Similar 2D barcode systems are already in widespread use in Japan, where most mobile phones now have 2D bar scanning capabilities that work with services such as GMAP and dejime.

Learn more about shotcode by reading the full story at DeviceForge.

Circular patterns ease cameraphone web access

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