Monday, October 25, 2010

Cha-Ching, QR Codes Are Money at Starbucks

It looks like Starbucks is moving forward with the mobile payment pilot program that they rolled out in San Francisco and Seattle to over 300 New York City stores. This will not only help manage the long lines that New Yorkers dread, it will also be another monumental step forward for QR code recognition. I LOVE the idea of people associating QR codes with money!! This spells VALUE. QR codes will be seen as a form of digital currency to Starbucks goers who are newbies to mobile codes, which is freaking fantastic! Once the consumer masses identify QR codes with Cha-CHING, it's GAME OVER. Consumers will forever equate QR codes with value.

Mashable story here

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Diddy Talks New Album and QR Codes

My boy Sean Combs (aka Diddy) will apparently be using QR codes to promote his new album coming in December. At about the 1:02 mark of the video he gives the plug. I'm surprised that we haven't seen more out of the music biz when it comes to pioneering mobile QR campaigns. We'll see, maybe Puff Daddy will get it right! Holler at me, Diddy, you need to be using Tappinn.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Danica Patrick Is Driving QR Codes, Literally!

TAPPINN inc. - Danica Patrick will make QR code history on Saturday, October 9th in her #7 Chevrolet as she debuts the world's first race car strapped with a QR code on the hood. The NASCAR Nationwide Series 300 is in Fontana, CA  at 4:46 (et) and will be televised on ESPN2. The QR code was incorporated by Danica's primary sponsor for the race, Tissot Swiss Watches. Scan if you can!

I'm officially calling this "NASCAR with QR", catchy, I like it! Photos and video below.