There are two versions of this app: QR deCODEr and QR deCODEr (Rapid Release). The first one is available in the official app catalog, thus has to be reviewd by Palm every time an update is submitted. The second version is available through Palm’s web distribution program which allows for quick and immediate updates without any review process.
Bottom line: Get QR deCODEr if you want an app tested and checked by Palm before it is published. Get QR deCODEr (Rapid Release) if you want quick and frequent updates and always have the latest features.
A tiny tool to decode so called QR Codes on your Palm WebOS powered device such as the Palm Pre or Pixi. Usage is fairly simple, just snap a picture of a QR Code and the decoding automatically starts. Since as of the time being the functionality WebOS provides to programmers is rather limited, the decoding can’t be done on the device. To decode the QR Code, it is being sent to an online service that performs the actual analysis and decoding and then sends back the result to your WebOS phone. Therefore an active internet connection (3G or WiFi) is required for the program to be able to decode QR Codes and the decoding process may take some time since your picture needs to be uploaded to the online service.
Once decoding has finished, the content of the QR code is displayed on your phone. QR Codes can contain various things from simple, plain text to phone numbers, internet addresses or a predefined SMS / text message and number to send it to, in order, to e.g. request further information on a product or subscribe to a news service, and so forth. QR deCODEr automatically detects a messages content. Phone number, URLs and email addresses are turned into hyperlinks, so you can simply tap them to open the phone application your browser or email on your phone. If the QR Code contains a predefined text message, click the message icon to open your phone’s messaging application prefilled with the text and number. With plain text content in QR codes you can similarly click the text icon to open a new email message prefilled with this text so you can copy and paste it, email it to yourself or someone else, etc.
Got all that? Time to try for yourself then! Here’s a sample code: