How To Learn To Code In 2013 #techticker

Where to start?

Once you’ve decided you want to learn to code web-applications, where is the best place to start? There’s an endless variety of programming languages and web frameworks to choose from, but all roads lead to HTML and CSS. They’re also quite easy to learn. To get started, you can pick up a book or just play around with scratchpad.io. Once you understand that, then you can move on to Javascript, Ruby, Python, or whatever else you want.

Shameless plug! I’m working on a step-by-step tutorial that teaches beginners how to code their first web-application. Had to at least [...]

How Apple could disrupt the QR Code Reader App business and make QR Codes main stream in iOS5

When it comes to the QR Code marketing / implementation business one question I often would get is what is the best QR Code reader for xyz smartphone. That would include blackberry and nokia smartphones that come with a built in QR Code Reader/Scanner. But for the iPhone, Android and windows mobile smartphones you would have to search the various App stores for QR Code Reader or QR Code Scanner, read the reviews and try out the growing list of QR Code reader apps that for the most part does the exact same thing with the exception of a few security features or a faster reader.

With the [...]

7 recent QR Code marketing examples by major brands, music artist and publications

Sometimes I just chuckle and just shake my head when I see tweets or hear complaints and rants about how QR Codes suck, or don't use QR Codes for this or that and my personal favorite, NFC is better than QR Codes, especially when it comes from "thought leaders" or a super savvy "social media guys/gals". I chuckle because there's a huge educational curve for QR Codes to go main stream in the USA but they have taken off and proven valuable as when have seen over the years in Japan/China with all of their smart technology. Personally I think the biggest problem for some marketers is that no one [...]

Awesome Google I/O countdown clock landing page with Android app QR Code

This is just cool. Google I/O starts tomorrow and Google created an awesome countdown clock, along with the Android logo holding a QR Code sign that will take you to the Google I/O Android App or app site page.

To capture the awesomeness I recorded a screencast of the Google I/O page.

Scanning the QR Code with an iPhone took you to the Google I/O Android app page

Scanning the QR Code with an Android App took you to the app's page in the Android App market.

 

 

Via Google I/O 2011. Tip> HackerNews

Wish I going to Google I/O ... maybe next year! Are you?

This awesome QR Code example will help you not to hate QR Codes

Looks like my friend Jeff Turner has seen enough bad QR Code marketing examples the he was about to go postal on QR Codes.

I don’t hate QR codes. I hate how QR codes are being used. I hate the lack of thought being given to QR Code use and I hate the hype over their use. But I don’t hate QR codes. QR codes are inert. QR codes are only as good as you make them. via  Jeff Turner

I know what you mean Jeff!  It's not QR Codes as the technology but poor implementation and the lack of value people think of when using QR Codes in mobile marketing.  Lucky enough Jeff received a tweet from  [...]

Genius mashup of using QR Codes and your printed resume to help you standout above the crowd

Inspired Use Of QR Code On CV, Victor Petit printed a QR Code on the back of his resume. What's the big deal? Well, like I've said previously its less about the QR Code and more about the content that is being delivered after a user scans the QR Code along with the entire mobile experience that makes QR Code valuable. Get it? If not, just watch the video clip below.

As you can see, it's a genius mashup of using QR Codes and your printed resume to help you standout above the crowd. It's smart and the video has already been viewed over 49,000 times. In Vimeo numbers that's.. hate to say it [...]