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How To: Use Your ScanMe ‘Status’ & ‘About’ Text

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! 

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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

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How To: Add A Custom Link To Your Scan 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! 

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Heads or QR Code?!

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! 

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