ScanMe offers users the ability to set both a “status” and also some more detailed, static, information about themselves in the “About” section of the Scan Page. Some users have contacted us unsure of the role of each text box - so we just wanted to make sure it was really clear!
You should think of your ScanMe Status box like your Status Update on Facebook, or a tweet that you would post on Twitter. In fact, you can link this status box to either Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, so when you update your status on Facebook, or post an update on LinkedIn or Twitter, this box will always automatically be up to date!
If you would like to keep your ScanMe status update separate from your other social networks, this is also really easy thought the Status tab of your Scan Page controls.
The “About” section on your Scan Page is for static information, or information that doesn’t change regularly - this could be instructions about what you would like people to do when they scan your QR code, or you can see on the example above, I have used it to tell people where I work and what I do.
So, to get the most out of ScanMe, make sure that both your Status and About text is up to date! Happy Scanning!
We are always listening to our users, and looking for ways to improve the ScanMe experience. A main feature that many of our users were looking for was a was a way to know when their ScanMe code was scanned, as well as the ability to distinguish whether it was a ScanMe t-shirt, email signature, avatar or business card that was scanned.
So, we listened and we have responded with a detailed column in each user’s Scan History showing “what” has been scanned. For items purchased or created through ScanMe, for example a t-shirt or an email signature, this will show up as the specific item that has been scanned – through the unique use of our product recognition technology.
Due to this product recognition technology, when scanning activity involving a ScanMe product appears on the homepage the product that has been scanned will appear alongside the scan data.
To enable our users to see when they were scanned, we are also ‘time-tagging’ the scan posts as they appear on the ScanMe homepage. This means that alongside who has been scanned, and what has been scanned, we will also show how long ago the scan happened.
We are continually adapting ScanMe to enhance your user experience; so if you have a suggestion or request then just leave a comment, or send us an email!
When you log in to the ScanMe website you’ll notice that we’ve made some changes; these are all designed to make it easier than ever for you to use ScanMe.
Now, you can see quickly how many ScanMe connections you have, and how many times your ScanMe barcode has been scanned. If you see something and you don’t know quite what it means, we’ve added the ‘i’ symbols – simply hover over these and there’s a simple explanation of the item!
Your new ScanMe dashboard also gives you instant access to your Scan Page, which makes it easier than ever to control what people see when they scan your ScanMe barcode. You can also go directly to your ScanMe history, shop, or the ScanMe leaderboard from this brand new dashboard.
When you log in to ScanMe on your desktop computer your brand new ScanMe dashboard is the place to manage your ScanMe barcode, and keep track of who is scanning you and what they are scanning!
ScanMe is social – and with new releases happening all the time we want to get you, our users, involved. So far we’ve had Facebook fans design up t-shirts, users make videos and now we want your pictures.
How do you use your ScanMe code? Do you have it on a t-shirt? Or perhaps you have it printed on a business card? Just take a snap of your ScanMe code and upload it to our Facebook page – we’ll be featuring the best ones here on our blog, and with a rapidly increasing fan base on our Facebook page your pictures should get you more scan points!
We want to see how people are using their ScanMe QR Codes, and inspire people to think outside of the box when it comes to getting people to scan them. So get snapping, and uploading! We can’t wait to see your pictures!
A great user video showing just what ScanMe is about!
Life is social. More so now than ever, what we do, where we are and whom we are with are deemed as events to share with our friends. We post what we’re doing as our Facebook status, we tag posts with where we are and who we are with and we use location services to let people know where we are tweeting from.
So, we thought, what about if someone scans you ScanMe code - how can you share this with your friends? And being the social people that we are we thought we’d better make it easy for you!
That is why we developed a way for you to share your scans and connections in one click, straight from our homepage. Our new release of the ScanMe homepage sees a small “share” icon next to your status. This button allows you to post that scan to your Twitter feed or Facebook page, sharing your connection with your friends and followers whilst at the same time increasing your scan points if they then choose to scan your ScanMe barcode!
We will be releasing new features over the coming weeks to make ScanMe more social, so keep up to date with us by liking our Facebook Page or following us on Twitter! And don’t forget to say hi – we love hearing from you!
Digital World specialists, comScor, Inc released a study on mobile QR code scanning earlier this week: with some interesting revelations. This study found that, in June 2011 alone, 14 million mobile users in the U.S (that is 6.2% of the total mobile audience) scanned a QR Code using their mobile device.
The demographic study of those who scanned QR Codes using their mobile devices showed that the mobile user who scanned a QR Code was more likely to be male and between 18-34.
This is a great leap forward in the world of QR Codes, showing that the technology is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon, with a growing audience choosing to scan QR codes with their Smartphones. At ScanMe we had already noticed a growing number of our users codes being scanned and this latest study confirms an ever-growing user base for QR Code technology.
We’re excited at the growing rate of QR Code technology, are you? Let us know how you use your QR Code either in the comments section here or on our Facebook page.
One question that we’re commonly asked by ScanMe users is how they can connect their scan page to their Facebook Business Page, or to their own website. It’s really simple, so here’s how you do it!
Log in to your ScanMe account and click on “Scan Page”
From there click on the “Custom” tab and enter what you would like the “Custom Link” button to say, and the URL you would like it to link to.
The text will appear on the custom button at the bottom of your scan page and will link to the URL you have entered. Easy!
Once signed up to ScanMe you can use your QR Code in a variety of different ways; and as changing the information that is shown when your QR Code is so simple, a whole range of options are available to you. Here are some unique ways you can use your ScanMe QR code.
- Impress a girl/guy – What better way to give a potential date your contact details than by getting them to scan your ScanMe code? Link your ScanMe barcode to your Facebook profile, your email address or even your phone number and put away the pen and paper!
- Make new friends – Met up with some really good people at a gig or in a bar? Simply get them to scan your ScanMe code and they can follow you on Twitter, connect with you on Facebook or grab your phone number quickly and easily.
- Bag new business customers – You are at a networking meeting, where everyone is giving out business cards; what better way to make yourself memorable than by getting your new contacts to scan your ScanMe barcode rather than giving them a piece of card? Simply make sure your business website, email address & LinkedIn profile are active and away you go!
- Get a new job! – A QR Code is a great way to grab the attention of a potential employer. Especially if you work in IT or digital media, including your ScanMe Code on your CV will show that you are aware of technological advances and bang up to date where the future of social networking is heading!