Campaign Would be Called: The Better QR Code or, since the phrase, “QR Code” is trademarked, maybe use, “A Domain Is Better.”
URL or Domain Name Reader / Scanner App:
A Phone Application That Reads And Manages URLs
Possible Scope of App:
The app would work.
The app would be able to recognize a URL / Domain Name.
It would look for words/strings common to URLs and domain names. These include:
– “. (dots)”
– “-“ (hyphens)
– A new gTLD List that could include 1000+ TLDs to be comprehensive.
– It should recognize new gTLDs.
– May need to be able to recognize IDNs.
– Upper, Lower, or Upper/Lower Cases
The app would disqualify words/strings/characters not allowed in a URL or a domain name:
– “@” (unless we decide the app can create/open an email).
– Further guidance on recognizing URLs or URIs could be found in RFC 3986 – http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986
The app would perform OCR on the URL, open a browser, and take the user to the proper web address.
The app would make up for shaky hands.
The app would be able to correct a URL read from a slightly curled magazine or surface.
Correction of other problems not recognized by this writer.
I’d like to credit Chris Cowherd of Donuts with the ideas of creating an industry standardized text / font for readable URLs and possibly a site where marketers could get an exact iteration using the correct font(s); also with the idea of a possible check-sum feature TBD.
I believe that we should enlist the help of an OCR professional or company to learn more about how we can accomplish this goal.