Installing Brightkite Beta on Android

by Volker Weber

Techcrunch has instructions. And it's quite an experience. First step is to use Barcode Scanner to read the URL from the screen:


This will extract the URL from the QR Code:


Which then instructs the browser to download the package:


Almost there, just let the phone install the package:



There we are:



Looks like a marketing gag to me. It's just a url. Other sites just make the image itself clickable: see in the upper left corner
That way you can just launch it from your phone.

Mariano Kamp, 2009-06-16

Of course. But what would you do if you are reading the site on your computer? Well, you could type in this short URL. But I find it kind of neat to just point your phone at the screen.

Volker Weber, 2009-06-16


Mariano Kamp, 2009-06-16

QR Codes are a nice thing. Seldom used in germany, but they are nice. On the iPhone i use NeoReader to read them.

Dirk Steins, 2009-06-16

Standard in Japan for quite some time...

But there most people use their ketai (mobile phone) for Internet access.

Bernd Schuster, 2009-06-19

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