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AT&T Updates Their Coverage Reporting Tool and QR Code Scanner

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I am not sure what the story is with AT&T’s BlackBerry development team but it has been a bit humorous recently. John let me know that AT&T has a free QR and Data Matrix barcode scanning app in App World that works well for some but for most people seems to be an epic fail. I tried the latest release that was just put out this week (App World download link) and it still places about 10 code scanning app icons on my homescreen. The app is not bad it just seems to be full of bugs that shouldn’t have ever been released to users. That explains its 1.5 star rating in App World

On the other hand AT&T has had great success with their recently updated “Mark the Spot” app which lets users provide feedback (read complain) about their “network user experience” on AT&T. This app worked like a charm on my Torch and I have had a few friends join me in reporting the substandard coverage in my Manhattan apartment. You can join in the fun with Mark the Spot by picking it up in App World.

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  1. On the other hand, a 2.5MB install footprint for an application that only has to acquire GPS coordinates and submit them to a remote server seems a bit ridiculous…

  2. I’m one of those who tried the ATT scanner. Did not work at all. It’s a complete joke.

    • I second that. And I thought I got rid of it for good, until yesterday when it got pushed and popped again. So annoying!

  3. AT&T’s reader only works on 3 phones – iPhone, Android and Blackberry. The APP on Blackberry does not work well on most Blackberry models. AT&T’s 2D Barcode platform really is a waste from start to finish and not worth the trouble. There are a lot better readers and platforms for this kind of advertising.

  4. Not an AT&T customer, but I thought to comment anyway.

  5. don’t like bloatware from the carrier

  6. The latest version of AppWorld has a scanner built in. Just downloaded it a couple days ago but have not had a chance to try it.

  7. The best QR scanner I’ve used is the one built into BBM. Most dependable and fastest compared to about 5 others I’ve tested.

  8. As I sit here and agree with the substandard service reporting tool, it makes me laugh. Why? Because I can sit an iPhone next to a BlackBerry (both AT&T) and iPhone has no service, the BlackBerry does. If their network can’t be consistent across all platforms, then what’s the point?

  9. AT T just need to stop slacking off, just because they have a healthy market share doesn’t mean they can sleep on their customers…

  10. I would much rather use a different dedicated 3rd party scanning app like Scanlife.

  11. The bbm one is my favorite

  12. Chestr: I never had a lot of luck in the BBM one. I find the camera is too finicky

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