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QR MARKS THE SPOT

 QR Marks the Spot


In short, the goal of this project was to create a game which is based on QR codes and accessible worldwide.

 
What is QR code?
QR code is a shaped 2D code that enables users to store and obtain data at a high speed by simply using the scanner (camera) located on their mobile phone. QR stands for “quick response”. Originally developed by the Japanese corporation, Denso-Wave in 1994, the codes were initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing. As the years have progressed, the genesis of this technology has enabled it to be used in a much broader context, including mobile marketing, item tracking and location marking.
Certain brands and industries have already recognized QR Codes as a new communication channel in their quest to reach their customers. From using them to build their social communities, to placing the codes on outdoor advertisements, for-sale signs, print advertisements, business cards, fast food wrappers, convention name badges, in-store advertisements, DVD cases, and even wine bottles, these codes are furthering the personalization aspect of mobile marketing and helping brands win the war of advertising resistance by the consumer.  
QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards or just about any object that users might need information about. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL. 
  
About QR Marks the Spot project . . .

In order to enable user to create or play a game based on QR codes, a system providing various services was developed. The user can access these services by visiting QR Marks the Spot Web Site which can be found on the following URL: http://161.53.67.184/QrMarksTheSpot/
 
After the user signs up, he/she can create his/her own game, play a game, communicate with other users by exchanging private messages or simply get the latest information about QR codes and their usage.
When creating a game, user specifies game preferencestype of the game, visibility, is game public or private, time limited or unlimited etc. This also includes defining a game location – city in which game will take place. Then, a Google Map of that city is displayed and the user adds placemarks to the map where he wishes to place his/her QR codes. User selects the locations (= addresses) in the city on the displayed Google Map in order he/she wishes the QR codes to be discovered / visited by players (1st selected location = location of the 1st QR code, 2nd selected location = location of the 2nd QR code, etc.). After specifying the number, location and order of QR codes, the user can define the content of the QR codes, for example riddle or random numbers. This content will be shown to the player when he/she takes a picture of QR code – QR code reader will “read” the content f the QR code and display it to the player. Finally, QR codes are generated and user can print them.
 
 
After this, all that user has to do is to enjoy playing a game with his/her friends :)
 

 

 


QR MARKS THE SPOT PROJECT TEAM

 

  

Renato Šoić
Project role(s):
Web site designer and developer
Personal info: 23 years old, born in Zagreb, living in Samobor, 5th year student of computer engineering at FER
Skills & Interests: HTML/CSS/XML, C/C++, C#, Embedded systems design (VHDL)
Hobbies: reading, MTB cycling, RPGs, watching movies
Email: renato.soic@fer.hr
Other contacts: MSN: renato.soic@gmail.com

 

Rebeka Belavić
Project role(s):
Project leader, web service designer and developer
Personal info: I'm 22 years old. I come from Zagreb, Croatia. I'm studying Infromation and communication technology on Faculty of electrical engineering and computing.
Skills & Interests: design and development of agent-based systems and social networks,
semantic web, mobile applications development, OO programming, databases (Oracle)
Hobbies: painting, making (birthday, christmas) cards :) , reading (russian and french clasicism is my favourite, but i like poetry as well), tennis, dancing, lots and lots of socializing
Email: rebeka.belavic@fer.hr
Other contacts: Skype: leilanisss, MSN: meche_no9@hotmail.com, Facebook: Rebeka Belavić

 

Marko Basuga
Project role(s):
Web service designer and developer, SVN manager
Personal info: I'm 22 years old and I'm from Zagreb, Croatia. I'm currently enrolled in the graduate studies of Information and Communication Technology at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
Skills & Interests: Design and development of agent-based systems, social networks, context aware services, mobile applications development, object oriented programming, semantic web and ontologies, database design, web applications and services.
Hobbies: Taking long walks, watching quality movies and series, spending time with my friends.
Email: marko.basuga@fer.hr
Other contacts: ICQ number: 168917924, Live messenger: m.basuga@hotmail.com, Google Talk: basuga@gmail.com, Skype: mbasuga

 

Nicolas Jacquemoud
Project role(s):
Team leader, web site designer and developer
Personal info: 24, France, studying Management and IT in France
Skills & Interests: Project Management, Web development
Hobbies: Playing soccer in a club in my country, skiing, tennis
Email: njd09001@student.mdh.se
Other contacts: Live messenger: moukete@hotmail.com; Skype: kana_74; Facebook: Nico Jacquemoud

 

Vadym Khatsanovskyy
Project role(s):
Web service designer and developer
Personal info: 26 years, Ukraine. 3-year student of the IT-university of Geteborg, Software engineering and management bachelor program
Skills & Interests: Java, Erlang, C, XMLs, SQL, networking
Hobbies: football, gardening (permanent), listening software engineering radio (lately), gaming, social networking (never:) )
Email: vky09001@student.mdh.se
Other contacts: skype: k_vadym, msn: kapnamu@hotmail.com



Aftab Baig
Project role(s):
Database designer
Personal info: age: 24 years, Country: Pakistan 
Skills & Interests: Interested .NET programming, Database: SQL server, ORACLE
Hobbies: Playing cricket
Email: abg09003@student.mdh.se
Other contacts: Skype, messenger, Facebook

 

Saud Ur Rehman
Project role(s):
Database designer
Personal info: I am 29 years old and belong to Pakistan. I complete BS(CS)4 years degree from Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan. After completions of educations i start my carear by joining Sitara Peroxide Limited(Sitara Group Pakistan) as programmer on 26-Apr-2006 and promoted to system analyst.
Skills & Interests: I have experience of developing different project including's Inventory Management System,Payroll System,Purchase & Sale Management,Attendance System,Vehicle Management,Material In Out System,and Financial Accounting Systems. I have well known experince of oracle 8i,9i and Developer 6,6i and 9i.
Hobbies: Book reading, Traveling,Listening Music and Playing Cricket.
Email: srn09004@student.mdh.se
Other contacts: Saud Ur Rehman (Skype), politesaud@hotmail.com