MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recently, the city of Antwerp started using http://uQR.me generated dynamic QR Codes for timely travel information for trams and buses. The project was a success, it is being expanded to other cities so all Belgian transit systems will use QR codes for riders to scan for travel and arrival/departure information. Other smart cities around the world, are working with uQR.me parent company, Mobile Leaves, on installing QR codes for aiding people to retrieve a wealth of information, right on their mobile devices.
“In May, the QR codes were used 3,510 times. In June usage rose to 41% more scans. In July almost 10,900 scans were tracked. The number of users continues to grow, according to director Tom A. Meeuws.
Digital Advantages of QR Code Usage
The switch to this digital method of using the internet and consumer-owned mobile devices saved the city of Antwerp considerable operating costs. There’s no need to purchase and maintain electronic boards, which presents a huge saving. It’s the rider who purchases and maintains the information delivery with their own mobile device.
Diego Gopen, the CEO of Mobile Leaves, reports even more smart cities are generating dynamic QR codes for usage:
"We’re studying new ways of helping cities on their quest to communicate better with their citizens. QR codes are certainly one of the most reliable, and economic tools to do it.
"In the next few weeks we will be starting with more cities on QR code uses. We're glad to be the preferred option."
Mauro Casula, CTO of Mobile Leaves, adds:
"We never thought when we created this tool that it would not only be the choice for companies, agencies, institutions, and professionals, such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Adidas, Walmart, Del Monte, and Volkswagen — but also turn QR codes into a smart cities hub. Maricopa County, Arizona; Frankston City, Australia; Jamestown, NY; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, are some of the cities and regions trusting uQR.me with their QR initiatives. The mix of secure service, the tools to manage the QR codes, and its statistics panel, made us stand out for reliability and up-to-date technology."