View Full Version : 2D Sense - a QR code scanner for iPhone

31st July 2008, 11:18 PM
2D Sense (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=286060121&mt=8) is a QR code reader for your iPhone. It's pretty simple: launch app, point camera at QR code, take photo, wait for it to decode and the message is revealed.



It's pretty sucky at reading the code - you have to get it just right or else it will fail.

If you want a code to test on, make your own here: QR-Code Generator (http://qrcode.kaywa.com/)

Or scan this one :D


31st July 2008, 11:32 PM
Will it read the Telstra codes that are all over the place ATM?

1st August 2008, 12:55 AM
Yes, they are QR codes after all. Can't see many voluntarily looking at codes Telstra puts up, though...

1st August 2008, 09:30 AM
Yeah, the commercial ones are boring and are just advertising. It's the QR codes you see hidden around town that are fun to scan :D

1st August 2008, 02:46 PM
I thought QR was just a telstra thing anyway... if not, who's behind it?

They have a whole website on it, www.qrious.com.au (http://www.qrious.com.au) .

I tried it on my Nokia 6120 before I got the iphone and it worked really well.

1st August 2008, 02:52 PM
QR code is huge in Japan - it was designed by Denso-Wave in '94.

It's also an ISO standard:

The Japanese standard for QR Codes, JIS X 0510, was released in January of 1999, and a corresponding ISO International Standard, ISO/IEC 18004, was approved in June of 2000. The standard was updated in 2006 (ISO/IEC 18004:2006).

Wikipedia explains :)
QR Code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code)

1st August 2008, 02:55 PM
Yep, and see
-> QR Code.com (http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/index-e.html)

1st August 2008, 03:01 PM
I seem to have trouble after I scan a QR Code that it doesn't show up or store in the 'My Codes' section.
How do I keep them there for later reference?

1st August 2008, 03:27 PM
there seems to be another one out today on the App Store called NeoReader that reads QR codes and seems to be a tad better than either Barcode or 2D Sense.

1st August 2008, 04:01 PM
neoreader seems to assume that all QR codes are URL's and trys to open them in safari, but as evidenced by Decryptions "generate your own" link, they can just be messages (up to 250 characters!).

Sadly neither of these readers are anywhere as good as the Nokia 6120 one which you just point and it recognises the code almost instantly, without having to push any buttons at all. Hopefully a better iphone version comes out soon.

1st August 2008, 05:42 PM
Hey guys - where can I grab the code reader for the nokia 6120? I try to install it using the Telstra 'My Place' menu, but I keep getting 'Online Certificate Check Failed' :(

EDIT: Of course, just turn off the certificate check :D