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Microsoft release Tag for Android

Posted on | March 4, 2010 | No Comments

Microsoft Release Tag on Android

Microsoft Release Tag on Android

Microsoft have released Tag as their first Android application this week. This is a smart move by Microsoft to jump into competitor space (Google/Android) and push their products there also. They did the same with the iPhone in to 2008, first releasing SeaDragon and then Tag a few month later on the platform.

Tags, or 2D Barcodes as they are generally known, are 2 dimensional barcodes that can be scanned by mobile devices to transfer information about a product, a website, a contact, a location etc straight onto the device.

Although they haven’t fully been picked up by the public just yet its only a matter of time before they become part of our daily life. Forget carrying around a wallet of business cards or having to write down the details of a product, a gig, a link, or a new restaurant you might have found out about; just pull out your mobile, snap the barcode and you got it all on your Phone. Pretty Sweet huh?

Example 2d barcode images:

Examples of 2D Barcodes

Examples of 2D Barcodes

Here are a few YouTube videos to learn a little more about Microsoft Tag and what you can do with 2D barcodes:

Sorry about the cheesy Microsoft commercial btw… what do you expect? Its Microsoft!

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