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pure JS WiFi QR Code Generator
"Ever wanted to create a cool QR code for your guests? But never wanted to type in your WiFi credentials into a form that submits them to a remote webserver to render the QR code? QiFi for the rescue! It will render the code in your browser, on your machine, so the WiFi stays as secure as it was before (read the code if you do not trust text on the internet :-))!

If you use the Save-button to store a code, this is still secure, as the data is stored in HTML5 localStorage and is never transmitted to the server (in contrast to cookie-based solutions).

Don't trust your browser either? Just pipe the string WIFI:S:<SSID>;T:<WPA|WEP|>;P:<password>;; through the QR code generator of your choice after reading the documentation.

Supported Scanners
Barcode Scanner from ZXing.


Every other Android Barcode Scanner based on the ZXing library.

mbarcode with the mbarcode wifi plugin on Maemo 5.

The iOS Camera App has support for WiFi QR codes since iOS 11.

QR Reader for iPhone from TapMedia and Avira Insight QR Code Scanner by Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG also support WiFi QR codes. Please note: Due to iOS design, third-party apps cannot modify WiFi settings directly and you'll have to copy&paste the details. The only alternative would be downloading a mobile profile from the Internet, but that would mean leaking your credentials to a third-party.

Every other QR scanner out there should be able to scan the code too, but probably won't interpret it as intended. If your scanner supports WiFi QR codes, please send me a mail!"

[via: "TIL you can generate a QR code for your WiFi network. Print it out. Put it on wall. A guest can open camera app, point it at code, and connect to your network. " ]
qrcodes  ios  android  wifi  shortcuts 
september 2018 by robertogreco
The Future of Chat Isn’t AI — Medium
"So if not AI, then what? What will bots let you do that was never possible before?

We think the answer is actually quite simple: For the first time ever, bots will let you instantly interact with the world around you. This is best illustrated through something that I experienced recently.

During last year’s baseball playoffs, I went to a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. I was running late, so I went straight to my seat to catch as much of the game as I could. But when I got there, I realized I was the only one of my friends without a beer. So, with no beer guy in sight, I turned back to go get a beer. After 10 minutes of waiting in line, I finally got back to my seat. I had missed two home runs.

But good news! In the future, this will never have to happen again. The stadium is developing an app that will let you order from your seat. So next time, I won’t have to miss a beat — I’ll just order through the app. It will be great. Or will it?

Imagine I had sat down and found that there was a sticker on the back of the chair in front of me that said, “Want a beer? Download our app!” Sounds great! I’d unlock my phone, go to the App Store, search for the app, put in my password, wait for it to download, create an account, enter my credit card details, figure out where in the app I actually order from, figure out how to input how many beers I want and of what type, enter my seat number, and then finally my beer would be on its way.

Actually, I would have been better off just waiting in line.

And yet there are so many of these types of apps: apps to order train tickets at stations; apps to order food at restaurants; and apps to order movie tickets at theatres. Everyone wants you to just “download our app!” And yet, after spending millions of dollars developing them, how many people actually use them? My guess: not a lot.

But imagine the stadium one more time, except now instead of spending millions to develop an app, the stadium had spent thousands to develop a simple, text-based bot. I’d sit down and see a similar sticker: “Want a beer? Chat with us!” with a chat code beside it. I’d unlock my phone, open my chat app, and scan the code. Instantly, I’d be chatting with the stadium bot, and it’d ask me how many beers I wanted: “1, 2, 3, or 4.” It’d ask me what type: “Bud, Coors, or Corona.” And then it’d ask me how I wanted to pay: Credit card already on file (**** 0345), or a new card.

Chat app > Scan > 2 > Bud > **** 0345. Done."

"To be clear, this is just the beginning of the bots era, and there are many developments to come. The leaders in this space — Kik, WeChat, Line, Facebook, Slack, and Telegram — all have their own ideas about how this is all going to play out. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that chat is going to be the world’s next great operating system: a Bot OS (or, as we like to call it, BOS).

These developments open up new and giant opportunities for consumers, developers, and businesses. Chat apps will come to be thought of as the new browsers; bots will be the new websites. This is the beginning of a new internet."
chat  ai  artificialintelligence  2016  tedlivingston  kik  slack  telegram  facebook  ui  ux  interface  api  wechat  bots  qrcodes 
march 2016 by robertogreco
Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers -- Engadget
"Strangely, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn't have a public library, even though it hosts the Festival of German-Language Literature. However, an initiative dubbed Project Ingeborg is turning the municipality into a book repository of sorts with 70 QR code and NFC chip-equipped stickers. Plastered throughout town, they direct users to web pages where they can download public domain works, largely from Project Gutenberg. Oftentimes, e-books will be located in relevant locations -- so you'll be sure to find Arthur Schnitzler's The Killer near the police station, for example. Come August, the team behind the effort will partner with local talent to distribute books, music and other digital content too. In an effort to build a stronger bond to the location, the organizers have prevented search engines from indexing the links, so you'll have to visit Klagenfurt to access the curated goods. If you'd like to turn your city into a library, the group hopes to release instructions…"
mobile  2012  publicdomain  projectingeborg  qrcodes  projectgutenberg  ebooks  library  libraries  australia  klagenfurt 
july 2012 by robertogreco
PSFK and Russell Davies on making a magazine: - Fresser.
"PSFK: What could we do to keep the paper interactive? For example, do we add QR codes to allow people to ‘see more’ (such as an accompanying video)?

RD: Why make it interactive? The world’s not short of interactive things. Just make it good at what it is.

PSFK: And how can me make it a social experience? What could we do to add a meta-layer above the printed page which allows likeminded readers to connect around content?

RD: As above."
reading  social  socialexperience  cruftavoidance  qrcodes  paper  purpose  interactivity  2012  magazines  russelldavies 
march 2012 by robertogreco
ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone
"ARIS is a tool for you to make mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using the GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players will experience a virtual world of interactive characters, items and media placed in physical space."

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education  learning  design  technology  games  mobilegames  play  classideas  qrcodes  gps  interactive  storytelling  location-based  location  location-aware 
august 2011 by robertogreco
QR Code Stencil Generator and QR Hobo Codes | F.A.T.
"Yep, it’s a QR code stencil generator! We present QR_STENCILER, a free, fully-automated utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting. Additionally, we present QR_HOBO_CODES, a series of one hundred QR stencil designs which, covertly marked in urban spaces, may be used to warn people about danger or clue them into good situations. The QR_STENCILER and the QR_HOBO_CODES join the Adjustable Pie Chart Stencil in our suite of homebrew "infoviz graffiti" tools for locative and situated information display."
design  urban  graffiti  qrcodes  stencils  streetart  hobos  hobocodes  symbols  information  annotation  annotatedspeces  hobosigns 
july 2011 by robertogreco
How Barcodes and Smartphones Will Rearchitect Information - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review
"These are just three possible implications. One can imagine many, many more. The reason it's so powerful is that any time we create a new tagging architecture that is decentralized and out "at the ends" of the network, we have the ability to unleash the power of self-organization. Given how localized and voluminous information is, any solution for integrating marketplace and marketspace information must be decentralized and self-organizing.
mobile  phones  smartphones  tagging  bargodes  rfid  gps  dna  qrcodes  iphone  ubicomp  spimes 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Real-Time Web Comes Alive with Mobile Blogging Platform, Zcapes - ReadWriteWeb
"Zcapes is a new "augmented reality" application that lets you instantly transform any object or event into a mini blog using your mobile phone. But this is no ordinary blogging platform. Instead of focusing on publishing, Zcapes focuses on integrating streams from the "Live Web" into whatever blog you create. The end result is a Zcape page that taps into the real-time conversations surrounding an event, activity, thing, or group."
qrcodes  spimes  socialnetworking  zcapes 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch on how WE learn
"How do WE learn in the age of the web? Michael Wesch, known for his YouTube videos “A Vision of Students Today” and “The Machine is Us/ing Us“, talks about anti-teaching and harnessing collective intelligence in his class." Somewhew around the 8:20 mark, Wesch imagines a campus-wide learning environment that utilizes mobile phones, RFID and barcodes."
michaelwesch  via:preoccupations  assessment  teaching  interenet  wikis  collaboration  education  leadership  edtech  learning  psychology  pedagogy  anti-teaching  elearning  social  tcsnmy  gamechanging  mobile  mobilelearning  mobiled  rfid  community  connectivism  barcodes  qrcodes 
january 2009 by robertogreco
saint etienne biennale 08: 'sugoroku' curated by catherine beaugrand
"curated by catherine beaugrand, 'sugoroku' is a city wide game which portrays the area of saint-étienne with the virtual world, through the use of tools which question the quality of public space. the purpose of the game is to get tourists and city dwellers alike, to go out into the city and investigate new unexplored territories. one is given a map of the routes which they can follow. along these designated paths, players can collect 'sugocodes' which they can use to play online. the codes can be entered via web, in exchange for virtual objects which represent industrial products manufactured in the city of saint-étienne. it's nice to go a little off the beaten path and experience parts of a city which aren't part of the normal tourist routine, but what's the big deal? these types of activities don't need to be orchestrated. people should just naturally explore and stumble upon gems and areas of a new city on their own terms. we don't need everything mapped out for us, do we?"
art  design  suguroku  cities  exploration  arg  place  games  play  maps  mapping  location  location-based  qrcodes  discovery 
november 2008 by robertogreco A mobile phone novel read via a T-shirt
"The Manga Man, Alexander Besher's new sci-fi book is available to read online for free and according to New Scientist, it's not just a traditional print novel, but comes with a swathe of pictures, video and audio.
qrcodes  novels  ebooks  online  mobile  phones  scifi  sciencefiction  toread 
november 2008 by robertogreco
oyayubizoku » Two Must Have iPhone Apps
"DataCase for iPhone: Allows you to mount your iPhone over a WIFI network as an NAS drive, and copy multiple file formats over for transport… so useful and so simple! I tried and you can also mount it as a share via your “Go” menu in Leopard! + Barcode for iPhone: I am a huge QRCode fanatic as you can tell from other posts (1, 2, 3 and 4) on my blog, but this one takes the cake as the coolest and least buggy to use…"
iphone  applications  qrcodes  storage  data  csiap  ios 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Velcro-Backed Commando Nerd Patches: The Project! - John Young's Blog
"The flame at the top symbolizes AWESOMENESS, and the barcode at the bottom is a unique URL on the Swiss domain Every patch has a unique barcode, and therefore a unique URL."
iphone  patches  clothing  branding  marketing  identity  qrcodes  barcodes 
july 2008 by robertogreco
The Papernet
"There is a limit to computer magic because human language is also magic and computers are still dumb." see also:
mobile  williamgibson  travel  ubicomp  wikipedia  internet  howwework  gamechanging  qrcodes  productivity  maps  mapping  paris  PDF  notebooks  moleskines  wikis  drawing  diy  archiving  wine  recipes  webdev  paper  webdesign 
december 2007 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] The Papernet
"Information wants to be used not managed...I want to use the Internets for the things they are good at — like distribution and searchification — but I am not ready to give up something I can hold in my hands."
mobile  williamgibson  travel  ubicomp  wikipedia  internet  howwework  gamechanging  qrcodes  productivity  maps  mapping  paris  PDF  notebooks  moleskines  wikis  drawing  diy  archiving  wine  recipes  webdev  paper  computing  webdesign 
december 2007 by robertogreco
iphone-qrcode - Google Code
"QRCodes are two dimensional bar codes very popular in Japan. This app is a QR Code reader which uses the iPhone camera."
iphone  qrcodes  semacode  software  google 
november 2007 by robertogreco index
"Our goal is to connect the virtual and physical world by bringing the right information from the internet to the relevant place in physical space."
aggregator  location-based  ambient  annotation  taxonomy  folksonomy  semantic  semantics  semanticweb  mobile  phones  locative  location  maps  mapping  local  learning  information  geotagging  interactive  hyperlinks  qrcodes  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  semacode  tagging  geocoding  geography  everyware  ubicomp  ubiquitous 
october 2007 by robertogreco
"HP Labs are moving beyond personal navigation: we are expanding the world around us with a simple tool that builds compelling interactive experiences that you control as you move from place to place."

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arg  mobile  location-based  locative  location  aware  gps  phones  games  maps  glvo  socialsoftware  annotation  awareness  mapping  digitalstorytelling  interaction  qrcodes  googlemaps  ubicomp  ubiquitous  geography  geotagging  gaming  computing  storytelling  newmedia  performance  geolocation  tracking  multimedia  immersive  pervasive  education  guides  hp  portable  play  local  learning  experience  windows  wireless  technology  classideas  community  mscape  augmented  mediascape 
may 2007 by robertogreco
The Kaywa Reader
"The Kaywa Reader is a 2D Barcode Reader to install on your mobile phone. Once installed, you can scan 2D Barcodes and the content of the 2D Barcode is then immediately resolved on the phone."
design  kaywa  locative  phones  nokia  mobile  qrcodes  tags 
november 2006 by robertogreco
anti-mega: QR codes update
"Every so often I get really really excited about barcodes."
mobile  generator  qrcodes  kaywa  code  tools  barcodes  ubicomp  ubiquitous  blogs 
june 2006 by robertogreco
Blackbeltjones/Work: » Takeaway
"A random thought tonight while staring at my browser: how much info could I store in a favicon, if I made it a 2d barcode?"

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mobile  generator  qrcodes  kaywa  code  tools  barcodes  ubicomp  ubiquitous  blogs  firefox  innovation  mattjones 
june 2006 by robertogreco
edublogs: Copying down? Just use QR
"This could be used to transmit whole sets of resources for homework tasks, by displaying this on the projector at the end of the lesson and getting students to snap it. When they get home, they gain access to that particular tranche of the pa
mobile  generator  qrcodes  kaywa  code  tools  barcodes  ubicomp  ubiquitous  blogs  schools  education 
june 2006 by robertogreco
Lifeblog: WINKsite: fusing the mobile and Web worlds through barcodes
"Dave is all excited. He’s experimenting to see what happens when you mix easy to create mobile sites, with easy to create barcodes, with easy to use mobile phones with barcode readers."
mobile  generator  qrcodes  kaywa  code  tools  barcodes  ubicomp  ubiquitous  blogs 
june 2006 by robertogreco

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