QR Living is more than just a QR Code-focused accessory and web design company! Since that’s just not enough for us, we want to remind and note that QR Living believes in enhancing daily life in a way that will motivate and remind others to live that good, healthy, long, positive, productive! life. Be happy with what you’re doing. Do what you love. Work up to living a life you enjoy, not working to live. Love your work! All that stuff.
Aside from being handy (wristy) tools to link your friends to your virtual presence, QR Living Bands are also symbolic of you and what matters most to you. QR Living.com, likewise, is a place for you to archive and report the positive things in your life, to support and admire your friends and motivate the world to keep going in good, healthy directions!
You could say QR Living Bands have some kind of nested Russian doll thing going on: First, you have the virtual part, linkable via the QR Code, then the real band itself - you choose the theme that best suits your character in color and charm - then the symbols embossed on the band, for you to show off and look to in times of ennui.
Basic philosophy: keep it positive, keep it good, living. QR Living. Make it your own.
Hi Matt! Great to connect with you. We currently have our samples being delivered with standard QR Codes on them, but once we get up and running, maybe we’ll want a change up of design! We’ll be in touch.
Emma @QR Living
We’ve been saying ‘coming soon’ for some time, and they really are! But here’s a What We R Up 2: 2 (update).
We are perfecting our design so that QR Living Bands look great, feel great and work great. As afore mentioned, we are taking extra measures to insure that the QR Code is protected for optimal scanning.
We had some difficulties with our manufacturer’s embossing machine - but they have been fixed, so those snazzy symbols will be just as Joyce (Hi Joyce!) designed them. The official samples are on their way here! After we approve their quality and flaunt them around the office a little, they’ll be in your hands!
QR Living believes in quality living, that means quality products and quality, working technology. No complications. Ez-pz.
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Yes, those elegant QR Codes can be fragile. They have some error correction, but since you’ll be wearing them out(!) we want to make them all workable and durable.
We’re optimizing QR Code functionality on QR Living Bands by making sure the QR Codes are protected with a liquid sealant over the silicone of the band and are displayed on a flat, square surface. :) !
By Emma Tewksbury @QRLiving
Taking from (most of) what I’ve read and heard, if I were an outside pupil of the QR I would be neither enthused about nor understand what the purpose and use of QR Codes is. There are a select few blogs that thoroughly focus on creative interpretations of the QR Code. For the most part, though, all the mainstream hype is about QR Code business cards, real estate, marketing…Not things that speak to the whole digital generation, especially the youngers. Entrepreneurs and marketing consultants are of course eating QR Codes up, because they are great way to advertise, but what they’re not understanding when they put that QR Code on their ad, thinking people will ooh-and-ah at their hip on-the-waveness, is that a lot of people - even young “in it” people - don’t really get QR Codes. Yet. The technology has got to break out into the main drag of information for the so-called kids, before it really gets good usage.
I believe that this mis-marketing of the QR Code itself is, in part, responsible for analysts brushing off the 2-D barcode as a passing phase. Many, for example, are saying that it will be overshadowed by Augmented Reality (AR) technology -another point to argue, but I’ll briefly say the two have very different uses and advantages, and can, I think, coexist - others are saying QR is just a silly fad. What many are failing to note is the popularity and prevalence of QR Codes in Asia, which has been going on for a couple of years now. In China, Japan and Korea QR Codes are ubiquitous, and most importantly, understood. They have worked and been worked there for some time, and are not mere novelty, vanity, gimmick, the what-have-you stuff of fads. There, they are incorporated into the daily life of the times. The combination of barcodes and smartphones is an elegant couplet that makes sense in this digital age, as we continue to upgrade our gadgets.
What needs to be publicized about QR Codes is very simple: they are physical links to something virtual. QR Codes make our real, physical world interact with our online or on-phone digital and virtual worlds. It’s good to level our playing fields like that, I think.
QR Living hopes to bring QR Codes just as elegant as they
are, to you, with a unique design and character, so that you can use them how you see best. Share between reality and virtuality, inform friends, interact and connect, link and network…golly, that’s a mouthful of generation Y words.
Feel free to share thoughts and comments!
QR Living symbol of the day: HOORAY FRIENDS! : Sharing the Good Stuff
Getting cash out just got cooler! ATMs -machines of daily digitized life-are becoming more exciting and multi-purposed with QR Codes, at least at the McDonalds on Canal St.
Looks like this one is specially designed for tourists. “Scan to find New York’s 6 best attractions”. A good idea, I think, especially since we all have so much face-time with ATMs; why not spruce them up with something simple and efficient, like a QR Code?
First, you’re gonna see how awesome QR Living Bands look on one of our blogs, right? But before that, maybe you heard about our blogs from our twitter? Or Facebook? Anyway. You’re gonna see them and think: “That’s cool. Mine.” And click! Buy either a ‘doo-doo-doo’ Joy Band or a classy Life Band or a –birds chirping- Nature Band or a –fist in air- Strength Band in the appropriate size for your wrist. Yes, they are wristbands. %100 surgical grade silicone wristbands. They stretch and look and feel nice against your skin, they don’t get hot when it’s hot or cold when it’s cold, they’re not mood bands, so they won’t get grumpy when you are; we hope, in fact, that they’ll help you feel better!
Okay. So, you know what they are. You clicked! Bought one, and are waiting a couple days for it to arrive. In the meantime on the very website that you bought your band, you can create an account with QR Living! Click “Log In” (mm-hm), and “Create New Account” (really?) and do your thing. Then you can have a profile with your account information all set and ready to go for when your band arrives!
Just sayin’…Coming soon. And to be continued…
First off, you’ll need a smart phone or smart tablet: anything with a camera that’s mobile/ web inclined. Now, some mobile devices, like Blackberry, have an internal scanning software, so you’ve got nothing to worry about - just knowing which app it is. There are some really good ones out there, like RedLaser, Qrafter (great for iPads), Bakado, QuickMark and Optiscan. All are free to download, search ‘em up, download one, open it and you’re ready to scan!
Each app has a different format or strategy to store data and save links from codes that you’ve scanned. This is all for your convenience. You will have a “scanned” history with most any scanning app, so you can retrieve links from QR Codes or other 2d codes that you scanned days ago (then, you can also use your browser’s history, if the links are to URLs).
When you have opened your scanning app, it will look like you’re taking a picture. Aim your scanner at a QR Code and it should very quickly detect it, and redirect you to a pop up window that may contain a message, or ask permission to link to a URL. There you go - that’s what QR Codes are all about!
QR Code + smart phone + scanning app = A run around the real/virtual playground!