Wednesday, September 21, 2011

QR codes are not just for REALTORS ----QR codes turn headstones into digital memorial

OREM — A Utah company is using barcodes to help families honor the memory of their loved ones.


With a headstone, there is only so much information that can be conveyed. There’s a name, a date, maybe an art-etching. With QR codes, however, people have access to videos, pictures and websites — anything the family wants to share about a deceased loved one.


Hudson Gunn, the owner of Code_IT Barcodes, heard about companies putting QR codes on headstones.


"There's lots of people, with lots of different stories that aren't being told at the cemetery,” he said.


He decided to make one for his grandmother, who had recently passed away and was buried at the Timpanogos Cemetery in Orem. When people scan the code on the small, metal plate, they're instantly linked to a website.


"Just standing there, you're no longer just reading the dates, you can actually listen to the person's voice, see their pictures, you can see what other people thought about that person, standing there," he explained.


It adds a whole new personal level to such a sacred and personal experience, he said.


That was two months ago. Since then Gunn said the idea has spread to customers like Aaron Sorensen.


"It's been an opportunity to bring people together and be able to remember those that have been a great influence in our lives," Sorensen said.


He wanted the QR code and website to help preserve the memory of his grandparents. Each of them has a story to tell, like Alva who served in World War II.


"There was a news article written about him, as was in the first wave on D-Day, coming on to Normandy, and my grandmother was one of the longest-surviving kidney transplant patients," he said.


Hudson is hopeful the idea will continue to spread, eventually bringing cemeteries alive with history. The technology is opening a new way for people to honor and remember the legacy of the people buried.


Those Legacy Markers, along with the website, cost about $50 apiece.


In the future, Hudson hopes to get the product more closely tied to genealogy resources and websites. He said he'd also love to see more of them on memorials for veterans.


QR codes turn headstones into digital memorial |

QR codes turn headstones into digital memorial |

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10 Great Mobile apps ---- Every agent or matter of fact anyone can use to make their life easier!!!

My top 10 Mobile apps to make your life mobile!!! AND THE BEST PART IS THEY ARE FREEEEE!!!

1) Google Maps for mobile - Use Google Maps on your phone, and never carry a paper map again. This program allows you the ability to Get driving, transit, biking, or walking directions in a list or on the map (where data is available). Can be used on mobile phone or and Ipad

2) Hootsuite - - HootSuite for Android is a FREE app that helps you update your social networks, monitor conversations, and track results -- all from your Android handset. This would include facebook, twitter, linkin, etc.

3) Mobile - - Instantly access over 4 million homes and view listings on an interactive map. Great access for information of new by house you may need when out showing houses.

4) Glympse - Glympse™ is a groundbreaking new way to share your location with anyone for a specified period of time using patent-pending GlympseWatch™ timer. This one is crazy allows you to meet up with people in a large building at one location or across town. Or keep an on the the kids without texting and driving.

5) Evernote - Keep notes from your meetings all in one place. Take a picture of a whiteboard and you’ll be able to find it later. Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there so you can access your information anywhere.

6) Slydial - This is a voicemail connecting program that allow you to go directly into someones voicemail sly huh? You may ask why maybe you do not have time to talk but you need to give them information.

7) Scvngr - SCVNGR is a game. Playing is simple: Go places. Do challenges. Earn points and unlock rewards! (Think free coffee!) Individuals and enterprises build on SCVNGR by adding challenges and rewards to their favorite places.

8) Flip board - This app will turn your ipad into a social magazine making it earier to keep up to date with you network. Turn pages just like a popular magazine.

9) Ustream - Broadcast live from your mobile, tour a property live answer questions and update your clients.

10) 360 Panorama 3.1.1 (Mobile) 360 Panorama Realtime panorama creation.Capturing panoramas has never been easier! Just tap the screen and pan your phone camera in any direction. You'll see your panorama being built in realtime as every incoming frame is processed