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QR codes to be supported by Xbox One Kinect

Scans of the traditionally smartphone friendly barcodes will allow for token redemption through the camera feature.

The next generation Kinect camera will be able to support the reading of QR codes in order to allow the users of the Xbox One to be able to redeem tokens that would otherwise involve having to enter long, multi digit numbers.

The barcodes replace the entry of the numbers and can also confirm the download of digital games.

This according to an announcement made by Microsoft. According to a spokesperson from the company “As confirmed by Marc Whitten on Twitter, Kinect on Xbox One will allow our customers to redeem QR codes and confirm digital game downloads.” The representative went on to say that “The technological advancements of Kinect for Xbox One allows for a much deeper integration on our platform and we’re excited to share more about new Kinect capabilities in the coming months.”

The announcement of the next generation sensor availability making QR code scans possible was released in a tweet.

Xbox - QR CodesMarc Whitten, the Xbox Live corporate vice president, posted a tweet of the confirmation of the new feature of the hardware in a Twitter post when addressing an image that had been previously posted on Reddit. The image had shown the Xbox One Kinect, with the caption “If you’re going to require this thing, then at least give us this option to enter our 15 codes that come with new games.” The QR codes do just that.

Currently, the users of the Microsoft console need to enter a long stream of digits using their system controller, or a supported keyboard or Xbox 360 Chatpad if they wish to redeem a game code or download any number of other types of digital items. The new sensor has 1080p video support, at 30 frames per second, with a field of view that is 60 percent wider and that will function in poorly lit or dark rooms through the use of infrared technology. This will also allow the camera to be able to recognize and read QR codes in order to replace the need to enter the long strings of digits manually with a controller.

Using QR code and mobile commerce to make shopping easier

qr code jean shoppingShopping is not a great experience for everyone, and if you visit Hointer in Seattle, shoppers will find a new and possibly more exciting way to find the perfect pair of jeans or the top that really does fit just right with the use of QR code and mobile commerce to find sizes and even to pay when the fit is right on target.

Not everyone loves shopping

A group of girlfriends may love spending time in a store together trying on the newest styles and showing each other how they look. However, not every consumer wants to shop this way. In fact, if some could, they would never set foot inside a clothing store if they could help it. Those consumers may find the shopping experience at Hointer a little more to their liking and may come home from shopping feeling a little more relaxed than in the past.

New system with QR code and mobile commerce

Shoppers at Hoitner will come into a store that seems to be missing some merchandise. The system is based on QR code, so a smartphone is a must. Costumers will see just one of each style of clothing. They can choose the jeans they would like to try and scan the code. In the dressing room, a pair in the size of their choosing comes via a shoot and they can then see if they fit and look good. Rejected pairs can be returned, or the customer can keep them by using mobile commerce to pay for the jeans with their smartphone.

Stores of the future?

The Hoitner experience is probably not for everyone, but even die-hard shoppers may see some value in such a shopping experience when they simply do not have all day to shop or are having a hard time finding what they want. Men who detest shopping may find huge value in this type of experience, as will those that find chatting with salespeople something they simple do not like to do. Those with a taste for the future, less time to shop, and a love of science fiction may find this one shopping trip they simply can not pass up.