GetTag – Free Image Linking App From Microsoft

Picture 2 I am not sure if you have heard of QR tags before but they are little 2D codes that act like high tech barcodes to link you to certain information. You just take a picture of them with your camera phone and it translates it into a link.

Microsoft just joined the fray with their own take on these little 2D codes and has now added color. They are also smaller than 2D codes. They use triangle shapes and colors to store data like a unique identifier which is then correlated to information on Microsoft’s servers.

For example you would see a take out menu and it would have a little tag on the bottom. You would take a picture of it and your phone would automatically take you to the restaurants mobile menu.

Sounds pretty cool but until now these have really not caught on. Maybe Microsoft can give it the extra push…

I found the app worked like a charm on my Bold but I could not find a use for it. Maybe it is a case of “if you build it they will come…”

Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/tag/ or you can download the app OTA at www.gettag.mobi.

Via TechCrunch

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  1. Hmm. Haven’t caught on perhaps only because all they’re doing is encoding a URL that points you to a place to download the content OTA! Basically a non-human readable barcode that you can scan with your phone’s camera. The whole premise is that is should be easier for the user then typing a well chosen URL (short? mainly all numbers even) in the first place.

    Clever idea, but needs to “change the world” to be useful so it’s ubiquitous.

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