I decided to have a look at the Microsoft HCCB tags. It’s incredibly easy to generate QR codes, and I wanted to see if that experience was replicated here.
After logging onto the Tag Reader page, the entire process took about two minutes. Step One was to specify the tag type, address and how long it would be valid for:
After generation, you are automatically whisked to a tag manager page, where you can see information on all the tags you’ve generated so far and make changes to them. It’s from here that you finalise and render your tag:
There’s a number of choices for rendering, including the format and size of your tag, but also how much information you want to publish alongside it:
Then you hit “render”… and that’s it! Process finished!
So, the tag part was easy. Unfortunately, the reader part wasn’t. Despite numerous requests, the download link I requested never materialised. Now, that might have been my fault but there are two reasons for me to think not. First, I’ve downloaded plenty of stuff to my phone before. Second, Bena tried to download to a different model of device this morning, and that didn’t work either.