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    Lightbulb How To: Create a BBM5 barcode to add your information into contacts.

    BBM5 now introduces the possibility to scan QR Code barcodes. They did so in a way that allows URL codes to be scanned and opened in the browser.

    This tutorial will show you how to create a QR code to include on business cards or other to easily share contact information.
    1. Create your vCard file using Outlook, using an online service such as vCardMaker (Note, vCardMaker gives you text at the end, simply paste in a text file and save to a file with the .vcf extension) or use the following template below to create your own file (copy and paste in a text file using notepad, and save the file with the .vcf extension. Editable files are delimited by < >. Some fields repeat themselves, they do for a reason. If they have the same name, they should hold the same value. If you do not want to use a field, leave it empty and delete the line.).

      Code:
      BEGIN:VCARD
      VERSION:2.1
      FN:<BBIgnored, FriendlyName>
      N:<Last>;<First>;;<Title>;
      X-SALUTATION:<Title>
      ORG:<Company>
      TITLE:<Job Title>
      TEL;TYPE=WORK:<Work Phone>
      TEL;TYPE=WORK:<Work Phone 2>
      TEL;TYPE=HOME:<Home Phone>
      TEL;TYPE=HOME:<Home Phone 2>
      TEL;TYPE=CELL:<Mobile>
      TEL;TYPE=PAGER:<Pager>
      TEL;TYPE=FAX:<Work Fax>
      TEL;TYPE=X-RIMPIN:<BB Pin>
      X-Other #:<Other Phone>
      EMAIL;TYPE=PREF;TYPE=INTERNET:<First Email>
      EMAIL;TYPE=INTERNET:<Second Email>
      EMAIL;TYPE=INTERNET:<Third Email>
      ADR;TYPE=WORK:;<Work Address 2>;<Work Address 1>;<Work City>;<Work State>;<Work Zip>;<Work Country>
      ADR;TYPE=HOME:;<Home Address 2>;<Home Address 1>;<Home City>;<Home State>;<Home Zip>;<Home Country>
      X-Home Address1:<Home Address 1>
      X-Home Address2:<Home Address 2>
      X-Home City:<Home City>
      X-Home State/Prov:<Home State>
      X-Home ZIP/Postal Code:<Home Zip>
      X-Home Country:<Home Country>
      X-URL:<Web Page>
      URL:<Web Page>
      URL;TYPE=HOME:<Web Page>
      URL;TYPE=WORK:<Web Page>
      X-User1:<User 1>
      X-User2:<User 2>
      X-User3:<User 3>
      X-User4:<User 4>
      NOTE:<Notes>
      END:VCARD
    2. Upload it on your website (use drop.io service or similar if you don't have one).
    3. Use a QR Code generator in URL mode, paste in your URL, generate the code.
    4. Scan and test away!

    There is also a free service which allows to do that. Viscards.com will generate and host your vCard, as well as create your QR Code. But I rather have control over my information.

    The end result looks like that. Go ahead and scan it using BBM!



    Disclamer: The vCard Barcode above is one randomly found on the net and is not me.
    Last edited by FineWolf; 10-12-2009 at 10:03 PM.




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    Thank you for your informative post, have you confirmed that this works?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neolantis View Post
    Thank you for your informative post, have you confirmed that this works?

    Thanks
    Scan the example and test it out

    Spoiler: Yes, it does indeed work, which is why I wrote the post. Found out BBM5 scanned URL QR Code properly. And I know the browser supports vCard files if the proper content-type is returned (Content-Type: text/x-vcard). I then figured 1+1 equals 2 and wrote the post.
    Last edited by FineWolf; 10-12-2009 at 10:16 PM.

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    Wirelessly posted

    Very good post bro. I know so much people will appreciate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineWolf View Post
    Scan the example and test it out

    Spoiler: Yes, it does indeed work, which is why I wrote the post. Found out BBM5 scanned URL QR Code properly. And I know the browser supports vCard files if the proper content-type is returned (Content-Type: text/x-vcard). I then figured 1+1 equals 2 and wrote the post.
    Excellent, thank you
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    Nice thread.
    This is some great info to know.

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    does it specially refer to qr code barcode ? and it can be just scanned by the qr code reader ?

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