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!
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!
14 Million Americans Scanned QR Codes in June 2011
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.
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!
We’d love to hear how you are using ScanMe - leave us a comment or tell us on our Facebook Page or Twitter!
“Augmented Reality” is a term that is being used more and more as technology advances. But, QR Codes have been giving people the opportunity to experience augmented reality for years; they just haven’t realised it.
In 2008 Pepsi ran a marketing campaign during which they placed QR Codes on roughly 400 million cans and bottles of their soft drinks. These QR Codes then directed the scanner to an internet site where they would find games, competitions and ringtones. This campaign was viewed as unsuccessful; not because of the technology of QR Codes, but because people didn’t know what to do with these funny little black and white squares!
But with QR Codes appearing everywhere from magazines and national TV through to the clothing we wear, and with Smartphone usage increasing dramatically, people are considerably more savvy to QR Codes than back in 2008. Scanning apps are now free to download and some phones come with them pre-installed; this shows it really is time for QR Codes to pave the way for a new way of reality.
The world is changing, with an increasing number of people understand, and are utilising, QR Codes. ScanMe has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people using their ScanMe QR Codes to connect with the people they meet in the real world.
Using QR Codes as a bring between the real and virtual worlds is not only what marketers want to do, but also what ScanMe is striving for. A social network that brings every person you meet in the real world in to your online social space. A new reality dawns, are you ready to take part?
The BBC has made a unique move of including QR Codes in its new cookery programme ‘The Good Cook’. ‘The Good Cook’ is a cookery series featuring award-winning food writer Simon Hopkinson. Broadcast on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, this will be many people’s first introduction to QR Codes.
But, how are the BBC using QR Codes in ‘The Good Cook’? The answer is simple, and solves a problem for eager cooks hastily trying to jot down ingredients at the end of each recipe – the QR Code links to a mobile page featuring the recipe, cooking method and tips for the dish just shown. Furthermore, the BBC has created an online binder that allows users to save the recipe to an online collection of dishes from the show.
For cookery programme lovers and keen cooks, this step in to the world of QR Codes will be eye-opening for many, but also a great time saver – wit no need to look up recipes online or try to find a pen and paper! We think it’s a really great idea!
QR Codes can hold a great amount of information – and can direct the person who scans the code to nearly any website the code owner chooses. And whilst some QR Codes can be limiting, only ever being able to link to one website, ScanMe QR Codes are designed with our users in mind; meaning that the user can change the information displayed when the code is scanned nearly instantaneously.
ScanMe QR Codes vary from many other codes that are available; we give our users a unique control panel that enables them to choose which social media profiles are available to the scanner, and even which website their Scan Page links to.
By using a ScanMe QR Code it is possible to turn on your Facebook profile in a bar, LinkedIn profile at a conference and ensure that your blog or personal website is available at all times! All your connections then need to do is scan your ScanMe code with their smartphone and choose to connect with you; and all you need to do is decide whether or not to accept their connections requests!
ScanMe QR Codes give you complete control; control over what people see when they scan your code, and then control over whom you connect with on your social media profile. For complete flexibility and control over your QR Code, you should always choose ScanMe.com.
QR Codes aren’t all about work, work, work… In fact, we’ve had some of our users reporting that they’re using their ScanMe codes in a very interesting way indeed – and it’s left us feeling all loved up!
Imagine being in a bar, and you catch the eye of someone across the room. You smile, get talking and then you need to leave. Exchanging phone numbers is fine, but really impressing your new connection is easy with your ScanMe code.
The ScanMe user who got in touch with us was wearing his ScanMe tee, and simply got the person he had been talking to, to scan his t-shirt. Not only did the scanner then have all his contact details, but was also suitably impressed – that’s one connection that certainly won’t be forgotten!
Thinking outside the box when it comes to ways to use you ScanMe code is a great way to get noticed, and to make sure that every connection you make is memorable. So, get your ScanMe code today, and once you’ve got your code let us know how you use it. We love to hear your stories!
ScanMe QR codes are the perfect way to connect the people you meet in the real world to your social media profiles. Whether you are at a business conference and want to make connections to your LinkedIn account, or on a night out and wanting to link up on Facebook, a ScanMe QR code is the easiest way to make these connections.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have your ScanMe code - you can get this quickly and easily by visiting Scanme.com and signing up through your Facebook profile. This will take a couple of minutes and is absolutely free! Once you have created your ScanMe code you can save the image to your phone, have it printed on a cool t-shirt or business card, or think of another imaginative way to use it - if you do this be sure to let us know!
Now you have your code available all you need to do to connect the people you meet in the real world to your social media profiles is make sure the person you want to connect with has a QR reader on their phone (these are readily available for free through the links on the ScanMe homepage) and then get them to scan your QR code.
This will take them directly to your Scan page where they can instantly connect to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other website you choose. All in the click of a button! The great thing about your ScanMe code is the ability you have to easily change where your QR code links to; meaning you can change whether you want people to connect to your Facebook or LinkedIn profile with the flick of a switch.
Make sure you stay connected to the people you meet, by getting your unique ScanMe code, today!
QR Codes really have been popping up everywhere - from street art to awards ceremony dresses – but now the Royal Dutch Mint have introduced a limited edition coin featuring a QR Code! These QR Coded coins are being pressed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht.
These coins, the largest of which measures 33mm in diameter, all contain a QR Code on the reverse of the coin – imagine tossing a coin to make a decision and calling “Heads or QR”!!
These tiny QR Codes currently link to the website of the Royal Dutch Mint, although the possibilities of where these could link to are limitless. There would be no better way to spread the word about a promotion than by having a QR Code linking to a promotion on coins in circulation!
We are slightly dubious about how easy it will be to scan these coins, as the QR Codes really are tiny, but we still love the idea and it means the coins really capture the current climate, which is exactly what is needed for a commemorative coin. We love it!
QR codes are being used an increasing amount by marketing and advertising agencies, so people are becoming more and more aware of what QR codes are and how they are used. But how can QR codes be used by the rest of us?
QR codes, or quick response codes, are seen as irrelevant for most people, but with the right knowledge there are many ways that QR codes can be used and introduced in to every day life to enable people to connect and share information easier than ever before.
Here are some ideas of how you can use QR Codes:
- Social Media - Using QR codes either as your social media avatar, or profile picture, is a great way to use a QR code. As you can direct and control where your QR codes link to, this is an innovative way to promote your business, direct people to your website or encourage your connections to connect with you elsewhere online. This is a quirky and interesting way to stand out from the crowd!
- Connect Cards - Whether you are in business or meeting people socially, connect cards (or business cards) with your QR code printed on to them, are an ideal way to make instant online connections with the people you meet in the real world.
- Interactive fashion - It is possible to use what you wear to enable people to connect with you on social media, to get your phone number, or to contact you via email. Interactive fashion in the form of items such as t-shirts with your personal QR code embedded in the design, mean that if you meet someone you want to make a connection with, then you can do so simply by them scanning your tee!
- Swap details - QR codes are the ideal way to swap connection details with people that you meet. Whether you want to exchange email addresses, social media details, phone numbers or website addresses, a QR code will allow you to do so with a simple scan.
No matter what you do, or where you go, QR Codes allow you to make instant social connections with the people you meet. No more scraps of paper, lost phone numbers or trawling through search results to find your contacts. QR codes make forming relationships easier than ever before - get yours today, for free!
ScanMe makes it as easy as possible for you to create a QR Code. Creating a QR code with ScanMe is quick, easy and most of all… free! Once you have your ScanMe QR Code you can use it to make social connections, impress your colleagues or direct more traffic to your website. It’s easy!
The world we live in is changing rapidly, particularly when it comes to technological advancements. It can all be a little overwhelming, but there’s really no need to panic! One of the latest pieces of technology to hit the news is QR Codes. If you don’t know what a QR Code is then there’s no need to worry – we’re here to help!
A QR Code is a black and white pixilated image, which can be scanned by a Smartphone then enabling the scanner to view specified information. The person who creates the QR Code can choose where the code links the scanner to; whether it’s a social media site, a website or an email address.
These QR Codes can then be used in a variety of different ways; many businesses are using them for marketing purposes, business people are using them on business cards to stand out from the crowd and social media savvy folk are using them as their profile picture. However, we think that everyone can benefit from using QR Codes!
ScanMe is the perfect QR Code application for people who want to be up-to-date with this technology, and want to remain in control of their QR Code at all times. ScanMe generates a unique QR Code for its users, but then the user can change the information shown when these QR Codes are scanned quickly and easily just by logging in to their control panel.
ScanMe has a vision of people being able to make instant connections through the use of QR Codes; we believe you shouldn’t have to spend your precious time searching through social media sites for people you have met, or scrawling your email address on pieces of paper for business associates. Instead, ScanMe offers you a free way to make these connections instantly.
It’s free to create your ScanMe code, so join the ever-expanding number of QR Code users and get your own code today!