Stickybits is a service that lets you attach comments or media to any barcode. Instead of generating QR codes, you can make an object social by using the barcode it already has. To tag an object without a barcode you can either download a custom code to print yourself or buy Stickybits barcode stickers.
Download the Stickybits iPhone or Android application and track down a barcode. Using the app you can tag an object, view your tag archives, or see what other people have tagged near you. Each item gets its own page on Stickybits.com where you can comment, upload media and follow the conversation from the web.
Frankly, I’ve been waiting patiently for QR codes to matter but with companies like Stickybits using pre-existing targets, and the huge advancements in image recognition software QR has a hard road ahead. Stickybits is currently only on the iPhone and Android platform, but their unique strategy around making codes social may push them to the front of the pack.
Thanks to Jeremy Kutner for introducing me to this one.
Posted on: 04/26/2010