QR codes have always been controversial. Some people love and praise them, some don’t see their utility and call them annoying. The system has been getting this attention due to its large storage capacity when compared with your average UPC barcodes. The code is made up of black modules integrated in a square pattern and set up in a white background. Even so, they fail to be accepted as a mainstream method of encoding information.
Scan.me Gets Funded to Take QR Codes to a New Level
Here’s where a company like Scan.me aims to make a difference. They have released an app called “Scan” which will interpret your QR code in a fast and reliable way. It comes available for both iOS and Android and so far has seen 10 million downloads. At the moment, interested users can get the 1.9 version which sports a brand new interface, while the web interface used for creating your very own codes got an extreme make-over as well.
With this new version comes the ability to scan normal barcodes as well, and the company is already thinking of adding new formats to its portfolio. Just add the code, get it scanned and receive instant results. It’s that easy. No strings attached. And business has been good for Scan. The company behind it just announced that it has received an overwhelming $1.7 million funding from notable parties in the industry which include Google Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Charles River Ventures, to name a few.
Scan Pages to Help You Easily Make Mobile Websites
In less than a year since it has been on the market, the app has seen a huge number of downloads and is currently in use in more than 77 countries across the globe. The company announced that the money will be used for hiring staff and for marketing and research developments. Garret Gee, CEO and co-found of Scan said that he thought QR codes always had a great deal of potential, but until now they were kept in the dark because of poor experiences and not so perfect products. But, Scan is here to help and create connections in a practical way in order to facilitate exchanges between business and their costumers.
Gee also announced another project that Scan will be embarking on: Scan Pages lets you create friendly user-oriented web mobile website that can be accessed via QR code or short URL addresses. Thus, thanks to Scan Pages users will be able to quickly create a mobile site. And Scan Pages takes care of everything – sharing social media, videos, blogs with the target audience. Scan and its brother will re-invent the way we think of QR codes, bringing to the table actions such as Scan to Like, Scan to Check-In and Scan to Follow. Get used to the idea of liking QR codes, from now on! Go ahead and start testing Scan on Android or iPhone.