Reviews

Wearable Technology: Glasses or Watches?

We have been carrying mobile phones around with us for decades 1.  Prior to the digital convergence created by smartphones, users carried a myriad of devices:  phones, cameras, and any number of portable music devices.  We have effectively been trained to always have some sort of electronic device with us at all times.  Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s nearly every cell phone sold had an available plastic or leather holster.  For those that don’t remember, the phones back then were a little too big to fit comfortably in pockets.  While smart glasses and watches are revolutionary and will take some time to adjust to, we have a long history of dragging our technology around with us.  The real question is which of these emerging technologies will become the dominant force in the market of smart wearable tech. Continue reading “Wearable Technology: Glasses or Watches?” »

Scan Life for Blackberry Curve and Beyond…

Scan Life, a subsidiary of Scan Buy, provides a quality 2-D barcode generator for your desktop/laptop, as well as free software for download to every major smartphone device on the market.

In fact, at least in terms of the US Market, Scan Life claims to have “every major operating system supported,” including Palm, Java, Windows Mobile, Brew, Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Symbian. Continue reading “Scan Life for Blackberry Curve and Beyond…” »

Droid Barcode Scanning Apps Review

Hey All,
Welcome to the site and I hope you enjoy the experience. Stu and I created Barcode Publicity in hopes of bringing businesses and consumers a new means of easy interactive marketing. For that same reason we created our website with the intention of being interactive so I highly encourage everyone visiting to use it to its full potential. Leave us a comment or feedback, ask Dr. Barcode a question, or even create a barcode in our custom 2D barcode creator. (In my opinion the best one free on the net! I dare you to find one with more functionality…. jk… but seriously.) Continue reading “Droid Barcode Scanning Apps Review” »

Dr. Barcode Review: BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

One of the primary goals of BarcodePublicity.com is to educate consumers in the United States of QR scanning “apps” available for their phone.

We focus on this aspect for three primary reasons:

1. The majority of mobile phone subscribers in the United States still do not realize that their phones can be used as mobile barcode readers.
2. Some apps available may work for some types of 2D barcodes (UPC codes), but are not intended for the reading more detailed QR codes.
3. Some apps are available only through overseas carriers. I’ve downloaded a couple of programs that appeared to be for the Blackberry Curve, only to see them fail because they are not intended for use on US mobile devices. Continue reading “Dr. Barcode Review: BlackBerry Messenger 5.0” »