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Online Animated QR Code Generator

Animated QR codes that are fully functional and remain scannable is it possible? Sure it is! And you can make them yourself right here.

QR4 is the first in the world to provide an online QR code animator.

Online QR code animator


Some examples, click on them to go to the generator and start making your own.

Animated QR Code
Animated QR Code

How the QR Code Animator Works

The QR code animator uses multi-frame gif animations and embeds these in the QR code. Because the end result is also a multi-frame gif image, it is fully compatible with iPones and iPads ;) Locate your favourite animation and upload it. The generator supports animation looping, transparency and you can also influence the size and the speed of the animation for optimal presentation and scanability by mobile devices.

How to use the Animation Generator

Important Info

Yes you can print the QR code, but not the animation! Animated QR codes are best used on websites, in emails, videos and on television but are not suitable for printed matter. Please test your QR codes thoroughly before implementing them.

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QR codes as a service in public bus transport

Sounds great, and the opportunities are really big, but let's see  how QR codes are implemented in public bus transport in the Eindhoven area in the Netherlands as service to clients.

QR code on cover of brochure
One of the many bus transport companies in the Netherlands that is using (a) QR code(s) is 'Connexxion' so lets have a look at how they use QR codes today. Only a PDF on line brochure with a QR code on the cover was found, this is the starting point. First observation...QR code has no 'quite zone' and was an incredible challenge for the i-nigma reader that was used to scan.
Origional bad QR codeOriginal QR Image
Fixed QR codeFixed QR Image
Which QR code does your scanner prefer?

What is behind the QR code?

Scanning it with the Nokia N95 the results are not what was anticipated or expected.

QR Code result Nokia N95

Site as seen on browser

Looking at the results it seems mobile and handheld devices are both treated as normal browsers making it difficult or impossible to navigate with a mobile device.. QR codes are for mobile devices, not desktop computers!

 

QR Codes for value added public transport services

Fact:

  • Public transport companies have problems maintaining their services on time in bad to extreme weather conditions
  • People do not want to be outside waiting for a bus when the weather is bad or extreme.

Current situation

As example some images (yes good weather, spring in fact) of bus stops in Eindhoven where two privatized bus companies operate 'Hermes' and 'Arriva'  and both appear not to be using QR code technology at present. The reason you can tell it is Eindhoven is because this is the technology capital of the Netherlands, and the bus stops here have LCD panels telling people how long it is going to take for the next bus to arrive at the stop. Pretty smart.

Bus stop in Eindhoven

Bus stop in Eindhoven

Bus stop with LCD display

Bus stop information panel

The LCD panels at the bus stops inform people about when the next bus should arrive at that stop. They are not always functioning (broken or vandalized) and are difficult to read in the dark. You must physically go to the bus stop to read the panel which in times of poor weather when most delays occur is not really an ideal situation. Imagine if you could have that information panel on your smart-phone or mobile device, then you would not need to go the bus stop at all to know when the next bus is due.

QR code solution

Because it is clear that the bus company knows exactly where each bus is at any time (GPS), they are able to report this information to the panels at the bus stops. If they used this same technology and made a QR code for each bus stop, then people using the bus stop can scan and store the code. A mobile website then identifies the unique QR code and can report when the next bus will be at that stop.

normal bus stopNormal bus stop
Bus stop QR code serviceBus stop QR code service

This allows public bus transport users who know exactly how long it will take them to get to the bus stop to stay in the comfort of their home or business until appropriate to go to the stop. Instead of going out in foul weather to be confronted by a display that then informs them they will have to wait at least another XX minutes.

Value Added Bus Transport Service Working Model

All the technology needed to provide this service is available today. This QR code solution is more cost effective than LCD panels in investment and maintenance, is more vandal proof and provides more service of real value to clients. Considering the amount of smart-phones in use today it seems a very viable solution for public bus transport companies.

A live simulation to track your bus route(s) from anywhere.

I urge public transport companies who have not yet looked into the use of QR codes as a value added customer service to do so. The technology is readily available and the cost of implementation and maintenance is fractional compared to alternatives.

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Personal Twitter Profile in a QR Code

Twitter Profile QR Code

Spread your Twitter presence offline in the real world, and anywhere else for that matter, with this physical mobile hyperlink to your Twitter social media profile in the form of a scanable QR code. It's fun There is also a video on how to use this QR code generatorQR Code Twitter Follow Me

It does not need Twitter passwords or any other of your private or personal information and can even put your public Twitter profile image into the QR code if you like.

The social media QR code image can be placed on blogs or website pages, printed on stickers or t-shirts and will lead mobile phone users to you and what you have to say on Twitter.

You can make your own personal "Twitter Me!" social media QR code, for use as you please, using the free 'Twitter Profile QR Code Generator', or the Twitter Follow Me Generator.

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