We found this image on a package delivered to the OPLIN office yesterday. We looked around online and found that this MaxiCode is used by the carrier to track the package in real time.
There are barcodes everywhere, and not just on items for sale. They are now in shop windows, at bus stops and integrated into printed ads. People are using them to comparison shop, get store info, seek product information and to get maps.
- Find out and compare price information with iBARCODE.
- Does your library have its own barcode? Putting a Bar Code on Places, Not Just Products
- Info about the iPhone app (includes video): Over A Year After Android Launch, ShopSavvy Finally Comes To The iPhone
- Droid + Barcode App + Google Books – scan a book, and then do a full-text search on it.
Cool fact form the 4Cast:
From the Barcode Software Center: “Created by United Parcel Service, the MaxiCode symbol was designed for quick automated scanning of packages on high-speed conveyor lines (special cameras can read a MaxiCode on a carton travelling at up to 500 feet per minute).”