NFC + QR Codes = typtag

typtag combines the power of NFC technology with QR codes for easy-to-scan “smart posters”

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will replace QR codes, but one of our readers recently pointed me to a solution that incorporates both NFC and QR codes.

The solution, typtag, is ideal for “smart posters,” but can be attached to almost any surface. Users simply tap their NFC-enabled phone against the typtag, or scans the typtag with a standard qr code scanner and be directed to the appropriate link. Props to typtag for allowing QR code scanning with a non-proprietary barcode scanner.

Since the majority of smart phones are not yet NFC enabled, I think typetag is a great interim solution between full NFC adoption and QR codes, but looking forward, I’m still wondering about the sustainability of QR codes. However, one obvious benefit I see is that regular people and companies with a smaller marketing budget are able to create and print QR codes, where as typtags and other NFC-based solutions may be more costly. Share your thoughts by commenting below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.