No City QR Codes For 2012

- December 6th, 2011

An update to our last discussion on QR codes…

The city’s information technology staff have written to the IT subcommittee explaining they probably won’t look at QR codes until next year, mostly because they want to make sure the new city website is tuned for mobile phones.

The new ottawa.ca is expected this month, but I’m a little surprised a mobile site also isn’t being launched at the same time. The response from staff says a “mobile strategy” will begin in 2012 with a mobile website ready in 2013. The city is aggressively moving toward a web-based service model will allow residents to send requests and book facilities online.

Anyway, we likely won’t see city signage covered in QR codes in the next year. But you’ll probably see them printed everywhere else. I bought a bag of grapes recently with a QR code on it!

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