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  #2566903 17-Sep-2020 15:33
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Remember, Apple has released iOS 14 with barely 24 hours warning to developers. 





 

 

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  #2567033 17-Sep-2020 16:51
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FineWine:

 

Just noticed after todays iOS 14 install that there is a QR Code Reader within Settings > Control Centre. I placed this into the Control Centre. Thinking now I can QR code scan directly from my phones locked screen. NOPE. All I get is "no usable data found". But the same QR code scan works from within the actual NZ COVID Tracer app. Therefore there is NO linkage between Apples QR Code Reader and the NZ COVID Tracer app. ☚ī¸

 

 

There has never been a linkage between the MoH / MBIE Location codes and it being a URL you can open. It was always a JSON encoded QR.





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  #2567035 17-Sep-2020 16:53
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Today I visited a Countdown with my wife (I hate supermarkets). A few metres before the entrance I unlocked my phone and put it upright - I walked towards the QR code and the phone read and confirmed before I even got there. Basically I walked in without even stopping.

 

I mentioned this to my wife and someone behind us said "Lucky you, my phone can't read these things"

 

Different people...





 

 

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  #2567039 17-Sep-2020 16:57
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Sometimes mine works right off the bat, and other times it takes several seconds to get it in the right position (iPhone 8).


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  #2567041 17-Sep-2020 17:01
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freitasm:

 

Today I visited a Countdown with my wife (I hate supermarkets). A few metres before the entrance I unlocked my phone and put it upright - I walked towards the QR code and the phone read and confirmed before I even got there. Basically I walked in without even stopping.

 

I mentioned this to my wife and someone behind us said "Lucky you, my phone can't read these things"

 

Different people...

 

 

I have the same, if have the app open while walking I can scan it while going into a store without slowing down.

 

The most frequent mistake is people are too close, or the store has laminated the poster but it isn't perfectly flat so has a glare... so I say pull back a bit or try further away on an angle and it works.





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  #2567048 17-Sep-2020 17:08
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@Finewine, the QR reader you see now is just a minor extension to the camera app that has been able to read URL QRs since ages.


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  #2567050 17-Sep-2020 17:08
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freitasm:

 

Remember, Apple has released iOS 14 with barely 24 hours warning to developers.

 

There were 8 beta's released so you would think that serious developers would join Apples Developers Program to test out their app's on a soon to be released GM version.





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  #2567051 17-Sep-2020 17:11
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Or like the last three Warehouse stores I've been to have put them on the front window uncovered, facing the sun so they fade, and let the cleaners wash the window with them still up. So they are full of wrinkles.

twice now had to wait for people to try and scan it and shown that just by moving up and putting my hand flat across it, it's zaps

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  #2567052 17-Sep-2020 17:12
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FineWine:

 

Just noticed after todays iOS 14 install that there is a QR Code Reader within Settings > Control Centre. I placed this into the Control Centre. Thinking now I can QR code scan directly from my phones locked screen. NOPE. All I get is "no usable data found". But the same QR code scan works from within the actual NZ COVID Tracer app. Therefore there is NO linkage between Apples QR Code Reader and the NZ COVID Tracer app. ☚ī¸

 

BarTender:There has never been a linkage between the MoH / MBIE Location codes and it being a URL you can open. It was always a JSON encoded QR.

 

RunningMan:

 

@Finewine, the QR reader you see now is just a minor extension to the camera app that has been able to read URL QRs since ages.

 

So please explain what Apples QR Code Reader does.





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  #2567064 17-Sep-2020 17:22
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After a few hours gardening (pruning/leaves etc) around the property I went to the landfill to dump it all, and found the QR poster way up high on the side of the weigh-in/pay booth.

 

I told the operator there was no way I could reach up there and wouldn't it hold up all the traffic?   She just laughed and said that's because 90% of the traffic mid-week is commercial trucks, so they put the poster alongside their cab windows, but on the weekends they shift it down lower 😄

 

Told not to worry because they had additional posters at the tip face and on the various recycle sheds .... which they did.


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  #2567066 17-Sep-2020 17:27
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The qr code reader reads qr codes.

But the qr code made by moh is not standard format.


Scan my business card and it will add the standard address card format that any online QR code generator mix just fine.

Traditionally you use a separate app with the camera to read the QR format. it seems all they have done is added this to the lock screen feature using smart detection

if you scan burger Kings early code for instance it will probably take you to a website to fill out

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  #2567072 17-Sep-2020 17:43
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Apple is launching a new QR-code format that uses both visual codes and NFC to access App Clips quickly.


It would appear timed for a period when we are using QR codes a lot, yet totally unrelated

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  #2567073 17-Sep-2020 17:48
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FineWine:

 

So please explain what Apples QR Code Reader does.

 

 

It reads QR codes that consist of an embeded URL, same as it always has. The MoH codes are not a URL, so require the specific app to read them.


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  #2567077 17-Sep-2020 17:54
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RunningMan:

 

FineWine:

 

So please explain what Apples QR Code Reader does.

 

 

It reads QR codes that consist of an embeded URL, same as it always has. The MoH codes are not a URL, so require the specific app to read them.

 

thank you RunninggMan 🍷





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  #2567083 17-Sep-2020 18:09
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FineWine: So please explain what Apples QR Code Reader does.

 

 

Isn't it just a generic QR code reader perhaps? 





 

 

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