QRScanner & BePut updates!
It’s been a crazy week. We’ve gotten one of our clients on TV, finished up a couple of projects, re-designed our homepage, and today, new updates to both of our iOS apps are hitting the App Store. Read on for further details.
In the last few weeks we’ve gotten tons of emails letting us know that QRScanner wasn’t properly recognizing URLs. So we went back and made sure that QRScanner learned a few lessons. Previously, QRScanner wouldn’t recognize a URL if it had an HTTPS or WWW in it. Crazy, huh? No worries, these issues have now been fixed.
Another major feature on this release is the fact that QRScanner now supports iPhone 3G devices again (yay!). It takes a bit longer to scan on the iPhone 3G, and you’ll probably experience a few crashes. There’s really not much we can do for the iPhone 3G, scanning frame by frame is resource intensive, and we try to make it work as best as we can.
We’ve also been getting emails asking why QRScanner doesn’t support “vCard” QR codes. The answer is simple. There’s really no universal method for vCard codes. There are tons of QR code generators out there, and not all of them use the same format. Fortunately, we’ve been able to come up with some pretty cool solutions, and the next update will feature the ability to capture vCard QR codes.
We wanted BePut on the iPad – so we made it happen! BePut now looks incredibly awesome on the iPad and works very well with iOS 4.2. Aside from the iPad compatibility, we made sure to fix a few bugs in the app along with a few server tweaks.
In the next update we’ll include a more native way to view driving directions along with integration with the main Maps application.