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#1 ram55500  Icon User is offline

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question about website QR barcoding

Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:21 PM

How about this idea for a website development/design software application: A tool that automatically generates a QR code of the URL for every page being viewed and displayed in a developer designated spot on the webpage. Then for any page that is ultimately printed, the QR barcode can be scanned by a smart phone enabling the reader to go right back to the website from where the page came. The same could also occur for website users who opt to simply scan and save selected pages being viewed directly to their cell phones for later recall.

Imagine being able to shop Ebay, being able to print page or scan a page that can lead right back to the auction. Or say Expedia, which could be surfed to find select hotels in Paris with each page being printed; and able to be used later in Paris to get back to the website, to then use for booking or location information directly from the website. I suspect QR barcode cell phone apps soon will have the ability to sort barcodes into folders much like “favorites” on internet explorer, making this website utility even more desirable.

This would be an application where the website developer places the QR barcode, as opposed to the dozens of existing programs where the user generates the barcode. Barcodes generated by the website developer are much better, as these can be spooled to the printer or scanned directly.

I am interested in comments and suggestions on getting started on implementing this idea; as I am guessing there would be a demand from most every website developer for this feature. Start with Ebay and Expedia, and go from there.

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Re: question about website QR barcoding

Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:28 AM

I don't really see the point, I could code this in about 10 minutes..

In fact here is one I wrote earlier (always wanted to say that)....

function qrURL($alt = "", $size = 150, $EC_level = 'L', $margin = '0'){
$url = (!empty($_SERVER['HTTPS'])) ? "https://".$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] : "http://".$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
return "<img src='http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chs=". $size ."x". $size ."&cht=qr&chld=". $EC_level ."|". $margin ."&chl=". $url ."' alt='". $alt ."' />";

//show it somewhere in your design
echo qrURL();

This post has been edited by KingCuddles: 25 November 2011 - 05:28 AM

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