New system wide feature: Display a QR code

by Volker Weber

Sketch

Sometimes I need the URL for a specific post on my iPhone, but I am looking at the post in a desktop browser. The easiest way to get this URL cross platform is to display a QR code, which the iPhone can read right from the camera app. Previously I had this QR code in the sidebar but I found that too busy. Well, I needed it back and you can also get it from this entry in the link bar under each post.

Enjoy.

Comments

Nice alternative if privacy matters: Duckduckgo. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=qr+vowe.net&t=h_&ia=answer

Stefan Domanske, 2018-05-13 20:57

It is not the most elegant solution but privacy does matter.

Volker Weber, 2018-05-13 21:14

Nice idea. Just used it and will use it in future. Thanks!

Thomas Lang, 2018-05-14 07:40

Irgendwie scheint es nicht zu klappen - lande auf ddg - bekomme aber keinen QR-Code sondern nur eine Auflistung von Seiten

Bernd Schuster, 2018-05-14 08:14

Looks like the DuckDuckGo solution is too confusing. I am reverting to the Google Graph API solution that I first implemented. It does not add tracking to my site any more than the "google+" link does.

Volker Weber, 2018-05-14 08:27

When privacy matters, wäre eine einfache Javascript-Lösung die Wahl.

Kristof Doffing, 2018-05-14 09:21

On my desktop browsers I just use PushBullet, which immediately beams the current URL from the browser to the iPhone app. Works like a charm and can also be used to quickly send some text or image to the phone.

Thomas Meyer, 2018-05-14 09:52

Well, security and privacy often require some level of trade-off with seamless use. In this case, using a cross-device clipboard (like Apple's Universal Clipboard) or cross-device browser support (like Safari's and Chrome's tab list) come to mind.

Of course, this only works nicely within the reflective eco-system...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2018-05-14 09:57

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Jochen Kattoll on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 19:21
Tobias Hauser on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 17:38
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 16:36
Patric Stiffel on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 15:52
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 15:33
Volker Weber on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 15:32
Jochen Kattoll on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 15:01
Clemens Müller on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 14:20
Michael Spreitzenbarth on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 13:41
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 13:19
Jochen Schug on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 12:30
Peter Muchmann on Alexa und die Oma at 16:27
Volker Weber on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 13:43
Volker Weber on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 13:40
Daniel Jäger on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 12:43
Felix Kluge on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 12:21
Stefan Beermann on Alexa und die Oma at 07:49
Daniel Pape on Alexa und die Oma at 23:05
Armin Roth on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 22:58
Jochen Kattoll on Alexa und die Oma at 21:29
Volker Weber on Alexa und die Oma at 18:08
Christian Just on Alexa und die Oma at 17:36
Oliver Regelmann on Alexa und die Oma at 16:57
Thomas Langel on Echo Spot oder Echo Show? at 13:15
Peter Meuser on Alexa und die Oma at 13:10

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter amazon

Local time is 19:35

visitors.gif

buy me coffee