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December 19, 2011 / beanlogicblog

NEW WAMICODES BLOG (Tips & Tricks)

The WAMICODES team announces a new BLOG : “WAMICODES news, tips & tricks”  in order to mantain the WAMICODES community  updated about the new features and possibilities of the product

This is a WAMICODE example of my professional data:

Access to the new BLOG “WAMICODES news, tips & tricks”

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March 16, 2011 / julibou

Four Showcases Admitted in Living Labs Global Awards 2011

 

Barcelona, March 16th 2011

We are proud to announce that our four Bean Logic showcases has been admitted to the Living Labs Global Award 2011.

About Living Labs Global,

This is a non-profit association based in Copenhagen (Denmark) with the objective to promote innovation in services and mobility in cities.

About Living Labs Global Award

Eight Global Cities Launch Technology Award to Help 40 Million Citizens
Eight global cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America join forces with Living Labs Global in a challenge to find innovative solutions to major societal problems by opening competition among international solution-, technology- and service providers. The eight winners of the Living Labs Global Award will be invited to pilot their solutions in these cities,

Our Four Showcases

    Citizen Participation and information

     Using Smart phones with QR Code links

Challenge

Increasing citizen participation is one of the main challenges currently facing civic administrations.
One of the best ways to foster more public civic engagement is through increased access to information. It is important that citizens consider the city an important part of their lives. Central to this is facilitating communication between the civic
administration and local citizens, allowing for an exchange of useful information and innovative ideas between citizen and administrator.
The most effective way to establish this two-way communication is through the use of new technologies.
The increasing use of the smart phones, (including apps and QR scanners), offers new possibilities for cities to communicate more effectively with their citizens.

Solution

In this case, there are two types of information flow: from the citizens to the city, and the reverse, from the city to the citizen. Each of these directional flows of information has their own characteristics, posing unique challenges that demand
specific solutions.

  1. Information from the Citizen to the City:
    The solution in this case involves QR codes printed on street benches, garbage containers, recycling receptacles or garage entrances, which contain web links that correspond to a web site where a user can input specific information.
    When the user-citizen wants to communicate to his or her city administration that something has to be done (for example, the garbage containers are full or someone is parked illegally) he or she simply takes a picture of the appropriate QR code which automatically communicates the information to the administration.
  2. Information From the City to the Citizen:
    In this case there is a three-part solution, involving:

    1. a) The use of QR Codes in bus and train stations;
    2. b) The installation of GPS systems in public transport and;
    3. c) The development of a website that communicates this information to the user.
  3. When a citizen needs to know how long it will take for the bus to arrive or the location of a particular public service (schools, hospitals, theaters, etc) he or she only has to take a picture of the closest QR code and a map displaying the appropriate information will appear on the user’s phone.

Results

Examples of Cities Receiving Information from Citizens:

  1. A citizen notices a garbage container is full and needs to be serviced. He holds his smart phone to the QR Code printed on the container and a message to city services is automatically sent.
  2. A citizen sees a car parked illegally in front of a garage entrance and holds her phone up to the QR Code printed on the sign for the entrance and a message is automatically sent to the city services.

Examples of Citizens Receiving Information from Cities:

  1. When a citizen is waiting at a bus stop, she can hold her phone to the QR code printed there and is automatically redirected to a website showing a map of the area with the current location and arrival time of the bus.
  2. When a citizen is consulting a map in an unfamiliar area of the city, he can hold
    his phone up to the QR code on the map and a digital version, with points of interest highlighted, will appear on his phone. This system can be used in different areas of the city as a complement to signs and maps.

Smart Public Transportation Solution

Sending Public transport information to citizens.

Challenge

Our challenge was to create a intelligent public transportation system that would save commuters the hassle, discomfort and inconvenience of waiting at bus stops.
Equally important, we needed to develop a solution that relied on data technology rather than SMS technology in order to ensure that the solution maximized usability and resources.

Solution

The solution is achieved by integrating a variety of technology solutions. QR Codes are installed at each Bus Station and each bus is equipped with GPS technology.
Each of these QR code has a unique link to a webpage that provides specific information about a specified bus stop, bus arrivals and  epartures and the route as well as any disruptions in the line. By simply clicking on the QR code with a QR reader on their phone, users can easily create a catalogue of the bus stops they use that will link them to information on routes, expected arrival times, announcements as well as any disruptions in the line. Additionally, the user can configure the program to notify him 1, 2, 5 or 10 minutes before a bus reaches a specific bus station.

Results

Our solution offers citizens a service that is more time and cost effective and which spares commuters significant inconveniences.
A Graphic QR Code is printed and posted in Bus Stations, (sticker or transparent film over glass or partition of the Bus Stop). While waiting for a Bus, the citizens can read the QR code with their smart phone. By reading the QR code, the citizen launches an enquiry to the web services database and receives a Map with relevant bus lines as well as time-specific bus arrival information. QR codes can be saved, allowing the user to check this information indoors and on the go.


 Real Time Services and Location Information

 Creating a better information service

Challenge

Our challenge was to provide improved, individualized access to public service information in real time for people on the go. Users can use our system to identify their location on a map and can use the map to arrive at their destination.
Moreover, our mapping solution provides timely location based information to the users.

Solution

Our solution includes: Printing a QR Code for each station map. This code links to a mobile web server where the user’s position is identified and shown in a map-style site.
Our server hosting system receives all citizens’ enquiries and delivers them to the necessary information about their location and directions. Our Content Management System allows administrators to select the locations and information they wish to display through the map.

Results

We have created a better, easier and customizable and information system for citizens and tourism.
A Graphic QR Code is printed and posted in the Public Maps (i.e. Train or Underground stations as complement to traditional poster maps). When a person views this code, he can read the QR code with his smart phone, which will launch an enquiry to the web services database and send back a map of the zone to their phone.
Once the user receives this information he/she can search for places or directions, but also look at the services available in the zone. This system can also display location-based advertisements or any information the administration considers
relevant to the users.


 Citizen Survey System

 Making low cost city surveys

Challenge

In order to govern effectively, cities need to be able to get feedback from residents in an easy, quick, and low-cost manner. Surveys offer one of the best ways to do this but are often costly and time consuming to conduct. Consequently, cities are in need of an inexpensive, flexible, smart survey system that allows citizens to easily take part in the decision making process.

Solution

We developed a flexible survey system through which information is easily collected and automatically digitalized for its use in surveys.
Our system allows users to change survey’s questions as many times as necessary at no added cost. The solution is simple: QR codes are printed or installed in easily accessed locations throughout the city. Residents can then use QR code readers to read the code and access the open survey system. Once the user scans the code, he/she is automatically redirected to a secure webpage to take the survey; our surveys ensure that citizens remain anonymous.
Through the online survey, residents can easily answer the questions through a mobile phone and the results are automatically stored in the server.

Results

Our solution is a very cost-efficient system. It results in increased public engagement and makes it easy for public administrators to have a constant dialogue with their constituents.

March 4, 2011 / julibou

New WAMI Codes. Release 3.0

Sant Cugat, March 4th, 2011

Following our continuous improvement in the software development process, we are pleased to announce the latest version of the Codes WAMI Rel 3.0

As a result of our presentations of WAMI CODES  in the Barcelona Mobile World Congress (MWC 2011) we detect widespread acclaim and great possibilities for the future. Certain recommendations have led us to bring to market this new version of the WAMI CODES

Improvements

  • Compress the information to be stored so that the code that is taxed in the Code is smaller and therefore allows the reading of a better and faster
  • For this reason, the code takes less size and can be compressed
  • Most of the data can be modified in the web database  WAMICODES.COM independentlywith the image of the code which remains unchanged for the user

Example:

This WAMI CODE links to this web site:
http://www.wamicodes.com/wami.php?rel=3&text=pv6srDiLC48QAlYMq-C-8krgWhPA8MnPXSETC85j5Ys

 

And  when read the code or click the link it shows the location of the owner of the WAMI CODE:

And also permit us to download their VCard:

February 10, 2011 / julibou

New WAMI Codes Release 2.0

Feb 10, 2011 . – Barcelona

A new release of WAMI Codes has been delivered. (release 2)

The major adventadges of this release are:

  • The fields of the WAMI Code now are encrypted, so if somebody spy, or capture the message, in a internet transaction, the privacy is more sure.
  • The Field Text, now permits to use special characters as “.”, “,”, “&”, “$”, … So you can introduce your Company or Business name with more accuracy.

Example of new WAMI CODES:

New Link type:

http://www.wamicodes.com/wami.php?rel=2&text=URaEKJUpy2-9S5npreWFJt7MJz6-DXkI9Hj3G3sy7HI”

Image:

Note:

The web page that converts WAMI Codes in maps, “www.wamicodes.com/wami.php”,

is compatible with wamicodes release 1 or 2.

February 8, 2011 / julibou

WAMI-CODES

What are the WAMI Codes® ?

WAMI Codes® are a type of QR Codes (1) that are used to share locations. (buildings, business, objects or anything that can referenced for their geographical longitude and latitude)
WAMI Codes ® is the acronym of WHERE/WHO AM I Codes

The WAMI codes® links to our website file (www.wamicodes.com/wami.php ), that shows the location (using latitude and longitude).

(1)Wikipedia. “QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code),
readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones.
The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.
The information encoded can be text, URL or other data”.

HOW Use of WAMI Codes® ?

WAMI Codes® can be print in Business Cards, Flyers, or any printing support. Also WAMI Codes® are available in websites.
When a user wants to access or wants to know where is a specific business, person, etc… referenced in a WAMI Code® , he/she needs to:

  • Scan the code (using the scanner on their mobile camera)
  • Store the picture in the mobile (depends of the scanner software)
  • Open the link

and a web page appears with the location

Example of WAMI Codes®

This WAMI Code® links to Location:
http://www.wamicodes.com/wami.php?rel=1&typ=1&lat=41.4465&lon=2.0858&text=BEAN LOGIC

If you click in the WAMI CODE you can see which would be the result of opening the link through the scanner

Fields of WAMI Codes® ?

Currently WAMI Codes® has the following fields

  • The web file to open. (in wamicodes.com)
  • The Latitude of the location
  • The Longitude of the location
  • A free text to reference (by example Business, commercial name, …)

January 31, 2011 / julibou

Share Wami Product Launch

Barcelona – 31 January 2011 – Bean Logic announces the launch of the second product of their Where Product’s Suite.

Today, Bean Logic has announced the first release of their Share Wami product is available in the market.

Share Wami is a mobile phone application that combines phone localization and social networking.
The product permits share your mobile phone location in social networks as , Tweeter, mails, MSM ,… so it can be shared with your friends.

Share Wami combines different apps. technologies as Mobile phone apps., and Google Maps® in an efficient way, so it has a friendly user interface that permit an easy use.

Share Wami is currently available for Android® Platform, but in following days will be also available for Blackberry®, iPhone® and Windows7®.

“The great success of the Where AMI launch, reinforce us to continue our commitment in mobile software development”, said Juli Bou, Bean Logic CEO. “So, with this new product, Share Wami, we open the product use to attract more users”

The Bean Logic future product plans also include launching a new product WhereRU in the first quarter of 2011, this product will help people to locate and follow up other familiars, friends or connected people.

January 5, 2011 / julibou

WhereAmI. New release 1.3

Barcelona – 05 January 2011 – Bean Logic announces the launch of a new release of their WhereAmI product.

Today, Bean Logic has announced that the release 1.3 of their WhereAmI product is available in the market.

WhereAmI is a mobile phone application that combines phone localization and social networking.
The product permits post your mobile phone location in your Facebook® Wall, so it can be shared with your friends.

WhereAmI combines different apps. technologies as Mobile phone apps., Facebook® and Google Maps® in an efficient way, so it has a friendly user interface that permit an easy use.

WhereAmI is currently available for Android® Platform, but in following days will be also available for Blackberry®, iPhone® and Windows7®.

WhereAmI product has been designed for free downloading, and during the last month it has been discharged for more than 1000 users worldwide.

“This new release add more functionabilities to the product”, said Juli Bou, Bean Logic CEO. “Among others adventadges, this release permits to show the Google Maps location, the reverse geocode (address) and the viewstreet view, through the Facebook Canvas, so the friends, that access to Facebook to see your location, they can do it, withouth leaving Facebook”

The Bean Logic future product plans also include launching a new products in the first quarter of 2011:

  • Where RU – this product will help people to locate and follow up other familiars, friends or connected people.

  • Share Wami – Expand capabilities of WhereAmI to other social networks.

End of release

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November 29, 2010 / julibou

WhereAmI Product Launch

Barcelona – 29 November 2010 – Bean Logic announces the launch of the first product of their Where Product’s Suite.

Today, Bean Logic has announced that from last Saturday (26 Nov. 2010) the first release of their WhereAMI product is available in the market.
WhereAMI is a mobile phone application that combines phone localization and social networking.
The product permits post your mobile phone location in your Facebook® Wall, so it can be shared with your friends.

WhereAMI combines different apps. technologies as Mobile phone apps., Facebook® and Google Maps® in an efficient way, so it has a friendly user interface that permit an easy use.

WhereAMI is currently available for Android® Platform, but in following days will be also available for Blackberry®, iPhone® and Windows7®.

WhereAMI product has been designed for free downloading, and during the last couple of days it has been discharged for more than 500 users worldwide.

“The great success of the launch, reinforce us to continue our commitment in mobile software development”, said Juli Bou, Bean Logic CEO. “Next release of WhereAMI now in Beta and will add more functionality to attract more users”

The Bean Logic future product plans also include launching a new product WhereRU in the first quarter of 2011, this product will help people to locate and follow up other familiars, friends or connected people.

End of release


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About Bean Logic

Bean Logic is a company with a clear commitment to technological innovation.

Bean Logic develops innovative software products and services, especially in the area of communications and information.

These products with a strong social use, facilitating the relationships between people and help their collaboration.

Bean Logic is in a continuous process of developing and bringing new products, many of them with a clear goal of being free to use and without licensee costs.

More info at Bean Logic web site

November 26, 2010 / beanlogicblog

WhereAmI Download Instructions

WhereAmI Application has successfully passed the Beta-Phased and it is now available for free in Android Market.

To install your application, capture this QR Code with your mobile:


Or simply go to android market, search whereami and look for this logo:

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November 26, 2010 / beanlogicblog

WhereAmI Application Use Instructions

WhereAmI is a tracking application for mobile phones that allows you to post your location in your Facebook Wall

1st step:

  • Go to your Android® apps list and click on WhereAmI icon
  • It will connect to find your position and it will display it on a Google® Map, as it is shown in the image
  • To publish the picture on your Facebook Wall it is necessary to push the Login button

2nd. step:

  • If this is the first time that you enter, you must introduce your Facebook® register data (email and password)
  • If you have entered it previously, the app only will show you the data to confirm them.
  • After you push ENTER

3rd. step:

  • It will again show your position and now system allows you to send it to Facebook® , to do it you need … ..
  • Click on the Post Wall button

4st. step:

  • If you want to send a message, you enter it and…
  • after, click on Publish button
  • and the message and your position on Goggle Maps® format is displayed in your Facebook® Wall to share it with your friends
  • After it, the apps return to the screen 3.

More Information available in WhereAmI Webpage