Global Growth in Mobile Barcode Usage - Q3 / 2011 

 
Or Yehuda, Israel – October 10, 2011.
 

 

Highlights and remarks for this month’s report:

-         Worldwide usage on growth path: Q3/2011 growing by 20.0% over Q2/2011, with daily scans coming from 141 different countries around the world

-         Barcode usage in North America continues to expand in Q3 with 42.1% growth in the USA and 35.1% growth in Canada compared to Q2/2011

-         QRcode activity  in the Spain and Australia  showed a significant growth in Q3 of  66.5%, and 50.9% respectively over Q2/2011

-         In the Czech Republic, the continues activity of our partners Seznam (http://www.seznam.cz )  to promote QR codes resulted a 65.6% growth in Q3 compared to Q2/2011

 

Top 10 users of mobile barcodes during Q3/2011
 
 

(1)

1.

United States

(2)

2.

Germany

(5)

3.

Canada

(3)

4.

UK

(4)

5.

Italy

(6)

6.

Netherlands

(7)

7.

France

(9)

8.

Spain

(10)

9.

Australia

(8)

10.

Hong Kong

 

() – Position in Q2/2011

 
 
Top 5 growing countries for Q3/2011 
 

1.

Czech Republic

(66.5 % Growth over Q2/2011)

2.

Spain

(65.6 %)

3.

Australia

(50.9 %)

4.

USA

(42.1%)

5.

Canada

(35.1%)

 

Global growth in mobile barcode usage Q4/2009 - Q3/2011



(basis: Q4/09 = 100)                             

 

Notes on reporting methodology:

-         These reports are based on the total number of QRcode, Datamatrix and UPC/EAN scans recorded by the i-nigma system during the relevant periods. Because of i-nigma’s worldwide prominence, we believe that these numbers are likely to be indicative of global mobile barcode activity

-         The reports do not include activity in Japan, which is known to be well ahead in popularity and usage of mobile barcodes

-         For better representation of global open market trends, the reports specifically exclude activity from i-nigma-based solutions that are used by our vertical customers

-         Top 5 growing countries are from the top 20 countries in mobile barcodes usage during Q3/2011


About 3GVision

3GVision is the global pioneer and leader in mobile barcode solutions and advanced image processing technologies to fast-track consumers to the mobile Internet. 3GVision’s i-nigma, the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end 1D/2D barcode solution, incorporates a powerful yet intuitive platform for code creation, campaign management, and advanced metrics reporting. The platform is designed to increase revenue opportunities for mobile operators, and print campaign effectiveness for media and marketing companies. The i-nigma Telco-grade solution offers a fast and easy way for offline media and advertising to connect to the mobile internet, and facilitates mobile solutions for efficient business operations.
Since 2002, 3GVision has embedded over 180 million mobile phones with its 1D/2D barcode readers for global Tier-1 mobile operators such as France Telecom, Telstra and NTT Docomo; mobile handset manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Motorola; and most Japanese handset vendors including Sharp, NEC, Kyocera and Toshiba. Moreover, 3GVision is the ‘de facto’ industry standard in Japan – the world’s first fully developed mobile barcode market.
 
 

 



 
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