The Weather Channel gets hip, distributes its Android app via an on-screen QR code

February 4, 2010
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    When watching the national weather on the Weather Channel, the last thing most people expect to see is a giant QR code in the corner of the map but there it is, that glorious black and white square. Apparently, the Weather Channel has been pushing its Android app and Android owners can use their favorite barcode scanning app to scan the QR code which overlays the map. A successful scan will take the user to the Android Market where they can, of course, download the Weather Channel app. While us tech folk are standing in front of  the TV trying to line up the scanning rectangle, the non-tech folk are sitting around wondering what in tarnation this mottled black and white square is on the screen and who are these mysterious “Android users”.

    [via Engadget]

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