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QR codes added to Findables Flex cases for smartphones

The barcodes make it easier for devices that have gone missing to make their way back to their owners.

Findables has just announced that it is adding custom QR codes to the back of their smartphone cases which fit devices such as the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3.

These barcodes can be registered with the device owner’s information so that that data can be used if it goes missing.

If the smartphone is ever lost while the owner is out and about, the QR codes can be scanned to learn the information that was registered by that owner. The finder of the device can then contact the owner and arrange to have the smartphone returned. This is only one of a number of feature upgrades that the latest Findables case models will provide.

Aside from the QR codes, the cases also feature a unique fold-out bottom section to serve as a device stand.

Findables smartphone case - QR CodesThis makes it easier to view the screen of the device to watch video or to read web content or ebooks. The company is known for offering a number of different types of case, giving consumers many options from which to choose. It is the FlexStand case that offers the fold-out stand. The FlexWrap, on the other hand, doesn’t have a stand, but is a softer design to more snugly contain the device. The FlexSnap easily snaps onto the handset.

Each of these models all come with QR codes that can be registered so that regardless of the choice or the features the user wants, the smartphone will still have the added security benefit that will make it easier for it to be found and returned if it is ever lost.

Any apps for reading QR codes will work to scan the barcode and find the information, but it takes the Findables own application to register the unique black and white square in the first place. This process is simple and straightforward. The free application is downloaded from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store and when the barcode is scanned for the first time through this app, it opens an account creation page, through which the user’s contact information can be entered.

QR codes help participants in the River Bank Run to inform themselves

QR Codes - River Bank RunBy scanning the barcodes, they will be able to receive the times, instantly.

The participants in the 36th annual Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be able to use QR codes to help them to obtain their unofficial times when they run on May 11, this year.

It was just announced by the race officials that the smartphone friendly barcodes would be available.

The announcement explained that runners in the race will be able to use their smartphones to scan the QR codes after they have crossed the finish line. This will allow them to instantly view what their unofficial results were when they ran the race. They will then be able to take those times and share them on their various social media profiles.

The QR codes could help to add a new level of excitement and achievement for the runners.

According to the race officials, the results for the River Bank Run will be posted for access using the QR codes, no later than 4pm on the day of the race. This will help to decrease the amount of time that the runners will need to wait in order to see how they did.

Beyond providing immediate unofficial time results at the finish line, the participants in the 25K will be able to bring their smartphones with them throughout the length of the event so that they will be able to scan QR codes after they have crossed the various timing mats at the 6.77, 7.75, and 12 mile marks so that they can share updates with those who are watching, supporting and cheering them on.

QR codes have been increasingly used in various types of sporting experiences and events. They are being used for everything from check-ins to demonstration videos, and even to make donations when the event is for a charitable cause. As the barcodes are becoming increasingly recognized by smartphone users, they are being seen as a very cost effective and practical tool for sharing information, particularly where signage would be challenging and where space limitations for the amount of information are a concern.