Tuesday, June 19, 2007

HookCode Uses Nextcode Mobile Barcodes To Connect MySpace, FaceBook And Beebo Users


HookCode

A Nextcode angel investor has developed a new implementation using Nextcode's mCode format and ConnexTo decoder aimed at making it easy for social networkers to create Physical World Hyperlinks to their online profile.

Add HookCode and their application to the Physical World Connection company list .

MySpace, Beebo, and Facebook users now have an easy way to create mobile barcode for their website. HookCode has made it easy for real world, non-techie people to create a mobile barcode for their website. It also may get advertisers to come around to the idea that mobilecodes don't have to look industrial.MySpace link

Using Nextcode's ConnexTo mobile barcode scanning platform, HookCode makes it easy for MySpace, Facebook and Bebo users to create a real-life web link to their user page.

No registration is required and your HookCode is created in 3 easy steps. The HookCode site is in early stages of implementation (SMS delivery of the codes to users phones so they can run as a wallpaper on the phone) but the Nextcode team wanted to let Pondering Primate readers have a sneak peak and get reaction. Their effort here is to show how easy code creation can be and to evangelize codes to the social networking, under 25 yr old group. They probably wouldn't mind if a few brands or social networking sites grasped the possibilities either....

HookCode looked at lots of different code formats and found that Nextcode Corporation's unique mCode format was the best by far. mCode and the ConnexTo decoder were engineered for mobile phone optics. What does that mean to you? They work dependably. With other codes, you have to hold the camera just right, in the right light, because they were made to be scanned by that laser thing at the grocery store - not your mobile phone!

MySpace user Nicole used the HookCode widget to create a HookCode for her site and post it on her MySpace page. Take a look at her MySpace site that uses a HookCode.
MySpace HookCode

FROM THE HOOKCODE SITE:

Here's how it happened: We got sick of tapping people's MySpace address into our phones to check them out online. Or worse, writing iton a napkin, and then trying to read it after it went through the wash.

Using Nextcode's ConnexTo mobile barcode scanning platform, HookCode makes it easy for MySpace, Facebook and Bebo users to create a real-life web link to their user page.

HookCode has made it so easy to create a code for your site. HookCode's easily identifiable codes will allow quick adoption and scanning among users.

Snap a pic of a HookCode and go straight to a MySpace profile or anywhere else. Nextcode Corporation's unique mCode format were engineered for mobile phone optics. What does that mean to you? They work dependably. With other codes, you have to hold the camera just right, in the right light, because they were made to be scanned by that laser thing in the gorcery store-not your mobile phone!

How do you get a HookCode?

Click Here and enter your web address. It's that easy.

To get your HookCode reader go to http://www.wap.connexto.com/

Let HookCode know how you use your HookCode. Send them an email and they will post your idea on their site. The coolest HookCodes will get a HookCode tshirt.

HookCodes generated by ConnexTo

4 comments:

Dean Collins said...

Yet another encoding platform...yet another reader...blah blah blah :)

Why cant they all just standardise on QR codes and be done with it?

Cheers,
Dean
www.collins.net.pr/blog

Scott Shaffer said...

So clicking on the 1 standard mobile code goes to one website? Pretty limiting don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Hookcode?!?

What kind of a lame name is that.

Zero coolness factor. Especially if trying to entice the 14-35 Myspace crowd.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, not cool like www.quode.com LOL