Location: Victoria BC
Function: Scan to visit website
Scan Quality: 10/10 (SUPER Fast)
Downfall: Code directed to a non-mobile website.
Effective use of a QR Code: 6/10
Ways they could improve:
At first, I was impressed. Not only did this code scan so quickly I barely had time to line up my phone, but it was lightly branded. It wasn’t a completely overhauled, designer code, but at least it wasn’t a plain, generic black and white code. The star on the wall today goes to Tectoria for this one!
My delight soon diminished. Or should I say – diminished super fast. Because as soon as that code scanned, BLAMO! I was on their website. Their regular, non-mobile website. Tectoria – THE place for technology information in Victoria. The ones I held in high hopes of using a QR code to its full advantages just failed me in a flash. Come on people! Of anyone I would have thought a technology-based initiative would have gotten this one right.
I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again: QR codes are a mobile technology and should deliver to a mobile website! Otherwise, everything that makes a QR code so wonderful and convenient is lost. Because Tectoria is technology-based, I almost feel like failing them for this. But, I have to give them credit for the “super fast” code and an “A” for effort for the non black and white code.