Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mr Trinder take a bow QR code links

qr code leading to this post
Thanks to my Glasgow correspondent ( alongside me we run the cynics column) John Trinder for providing some great links for those finding interest in QR codes (where have you been for the last four years). Yes they are going to be big yes even the Americans get them ( only joking) and the Japanese have been using them actively for years .

If Coca Cola use them in a promotion campaign they must be pretty mainstream

more qr generators

For business card stuff

and big list of em

Yep there useful no there not the be all and end all . if you want to get some ideas do qr codes Japan or similar as a web search you will find a novel range of uses a lot around marketing of course .

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stand and Delivr another useful QR code genrating service

The home page is a bit minimalist but with dropdown in entry box to deliver QR codes for

  • Urls
  • Youtube video's
  • Flickr images
  • Google Maps
  • Text
cant be bad and you can drag delivr to your browser bookmarks folders to deliver QR codes on the fly.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mobile User Experience scholarships

eminder for students & early-stage startups on the list that applications for MEX Scholarships close on Thursday, 21st October at 23:00 London time:
Well how about this chance to pitch for free place Mobile User Experience (MEX) 2010 worth a cool £1499.

Each MEX Scholar receives a full participant pass (usually £1499) to attend MEX on 30 Nov - 01 Dec in London. The MEX Scholarships are there to help people rich in ideas, but low on budget, to take part at MEX and share their thoughts on making better mobile experiences. details on the scholarship can be found at important closing date is Thursday 21October at 23.00 London time.

The 8th international MEX is entitled '6 pathways to the mobile UX horizon' and brings together 100 people from across mobile, media & design to actively create new ideas for enhancing the mobile user experience. The full agenda is here:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Global Mobile Awards 2011 Categories | GSMA

Best mobile learing innovation some of my readers better put themselves forward and suprise M health gets a mention

Global Mobile Awards 2011 Categories | GSMA:

This is a big deal and not some tinpot awards go on have a look.

The whole category list is worth a look at.

Friday, October 15, 2010

8ta Telekom South Africa become fourth mobile network in SA

Telekom South Africa has 4.3 million fixed line users but saw voice traffic fall by 9.3%.
Its now launched a mobile offering  8ta’s call charges will be about 60 percent lower than the
average rates South African mobile-phone users now pay, . Customers will earn free air time by receiving calls, and
50 free text messages for the rest of the day after sending at
least five messages.

 “We are targeting as many users as possible,” he said,
adding Telkom wants users to talk more on the phone. South
Africa has an average of 90 minutes of monthly use per client,
compared with 160 minutes in Chile and 190 minutes in Turkey,
countries with similar levels of gross domestic product per
capita, he said. What's good is now there are four mobile providers in South Africa as oppossed to three . The Mobile market is still a bit of a wild west but as alongside the likes of Kenya shows real signs of maturing.

US teens quadrupler mobile use of data and texting well suffice it to say its popular

US teen are sending and receiving 3,339 texts a month . Six an hour when there awake and remembers mobiles are banned in lot of US schools .

The growth in data use in specific groups is very notable. Much of this
boost is led by males, who are more gadget-savvy and consume 75 MB of data,
versus 17 MB in Q2 last year. Teen females use about 53 MB of data, compared to
11 MB a year ago.

link to report

Water think about it Blog action day

Well today is blog action day this years theme is water heres my thoughts.

 Weve all the seen the amazing scenes of Chilean miners being rescued this week . But the most thought provoking was little 500ml water bottle being fed down the supply tube to the miners to keep them alive .

Clean safe water in one of the driest places on earth the Atacama desert contrast with recent flooding in Pakistan with millions of people surround by billions of litres of flood water and it all being unsafe to drink . So when you clean your teeth have a drink just think .
Providing safe water isnt a luxury lets make it a right.

watch some the videos to why you should get involved

Plus if you do one thing just read this blog post from Neil Winton and pupils at Perth Academy where he teaches . Great example of young people helping other congratulations to the pupils and especially the pupils that pitched the idea read the great story.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

well cybertechure mirror

Well Neil commented on my display technologies pieces last week why a mirror . Agreed but someone's looking at it see the cybertechure mirror .

Cybertecture Mirror

That damm texting Mlarcky just keeps growing story from US


Look at the graphic note the demographic and contrast with your experience if your non US based. Read original piece from Wall Street Journal .

History of the world 100th object revealed

OK its a solar cell charging array and a lamp but a mobiles in there to. Not everyone choice but interesting one none the less.
A solar-powered lamp and charger
I quote from the site

It has allowed millions of people to meet and study outside daylight hours in developing countries - and was less dangerous than kerosene lamps.

It could also point the way towards a more sustainable source of power for the future.

Including the mobile phone was "a bit of cheat", he said, but the charger "also gave the mobile phone to the world".

"These mobile phones are changing the world - giving the poor in the world access to money.

"It is the credit card in large parts of Africa and South Asia, it can be bought in any market in Africa," he said.

The mobile and mobile power supply from solar or other means does change the world.

The irony of mobile telecoms companies usurping the banks in parts of the world as way of moving money around in the aftermath of the global banking crisis is not lost on me .

Oh and by the way Apple ,Android fans its a Nokia!

Interesting choice of objects

Friday, October 08, 2010

DK of Mediasnackers talking about social media

Well I have seen DK for a while but the media snackers brand is one of truest to its brands of those working with social media. Working with Stakeholders and more importantly young stakeholders in the world of social

Great video for you to watch but also to show others who aren't convinced great delivery DK and strong message get on with it social media isn't a fad !!