Friday, January 6th, 2012
I wasn’t entirely sure even what they were, so off to Google I went. Wikipedia had a nice article that explained.
In essence, it’s just a new technology for visually encoding text. Much like barcodes.
Someone figured out not too long ago that website addresses could be encoded. And then these funny little images can be placed on advertising. And anyone with a smartphone and a QR Reader app can scan the QR Code image and be magically transported to the address hidden in the patterns of the image.
So, having learned what they are I looked for some software to create some myself. I didn’t find any Windows software (though I’m sure some exist) but found a PHP library on SourceForge.
It felt like a good day to play so I built a QR Code creator page over on Rehoboth Night Life. Maybe someone will find it useful. Or maybe someone will just play around with it like I’ve been doing.
Drop me a quick line if you find it useful. I’d love to hear from you.
Monday, December 19th, 2011
Red Sky is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, rehobothnightlife.com. The new website includes categorized business listings relevant to enjoying the night in the Rehoboth Beach area, including restaurants, hotels and lodging, entertainment, and bars.
Each business in the selected category is displayed visually on a Google map, making it easy for visitors to the area as well as residents to find nearby night spots and happenings. Each business includes a page of information along with phone numbers and links to the business’s websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds, where available.
A sister site, lewesnightlife.com has also been launched, focusing on the Lewes, Delaware area.
New features are being continually added such as integration with Facebook and other social networking sites as well as the ability for visitors to the site to post comments and reviews.
Local businesses have the opportunity to advertise on the sites and to log in and manage their business’s listings.