News nybble: QrCode version 2.01

Kevin Wells has released a point update to his application for generating QR Codes. New in this version is the ability to create a QR Code for geo-location purposes, containing longitude and latitude information. The program has also had a small bug addressed that could result in a notable delay when fetching QR Codes of a certain size. The software uses Wget to make use of the QR Code Generator website, and it was the use of an asterisk rather than an ampersand when fetching that caused the delay.

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QrCode rewritten, becomes version 2.00

Kevin Wells has released a new version of his application for turning small amounts of textual information into two dimensional bar codes, aka ‘Quick Response’ codes. These can provide a quick way for people to transfer information into devices that can read them – for example smart phones using a bar code scanner application – such as URLs, contact details, WiFi keys, and so on.

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QrCode receives a little house training

Kevin Wells has released a new version of his QrCode application. The software is used to produce ‘Quick Response’ codes – two dimensional bar codes that can contain a little more information than their simpler older relatives, with URLs being a common example, whereby you scan a QR Code with your phone or other device, and from there your web browser can be launched pointing to the relevant address. For example, the one used on this page – somewhat pointlessly, I admit – leads to this page.

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News nybble: QrCode bins MeCards, picks up vCards

Kevin Wells’ application QrCode has been updated to version 1.06, in which MeCard support – only very recently added – has been dropped in favour of vCard support. The latter Virtual Contact File (VCF) format is more flexible, offering more fields, and is more widely used. At the same time, Kevin has switched from BBC BASIC to Brandy BASIC for the application, as a means to extend the length of text strings he can use. The application is used to generate QR (Quick Response) Codes. These are two dimensional bar…

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News nybble: QrCode catches ANTs in its web

Kevin Wells has released version 1.04 of QrCode, his application that uses Wget to access the QR Code Generator website API in order to do what it says on the tin: Generate QR Codes – those ‘square’ bar codes you sometimes see. The new version now supports ANT URL and Acorn URI files being dragged to it in order to generate a QR code of the address contained within, a feature requested by a user of the software.

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Snippets – 28th November, 2015

With the end of November rapidly approaching, and with it the deadline for preparing the RISC OS Awards poll for 2015 (coming soon, folks), here are some news items that have previously either slipped under the RISCOSitory RADAR (it came with the bunker, doncherknow), or which were held back for a snippets post. Like this one!

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