What is a Tag?

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on February 2, 2011

You may have noticed something new on the front page of our Buyer’s Guide, on our property brochures, and in other print media. They are called Tags, and otherwise known as QR (Quick Response) codes.

If you are a smart phone user you may already be familiar and using these. A tag will connect you to information, videos, websites and more via your smart phone. For example, scanning a Tag like the one above may open a web site, download contact information, receive a message, or dial a phone number.

A tag reader may be downloaded to your phone for free. Using the Microsoft Tag Reader app on the smart phone you can immediately access information about any Tagged item.

To get the Tag Reader visit http://gettag.mobi/ on your mobile phone browser.

To scan a Tag, use your phone to center the tag in the viewfinder. For best results, make sure the Tag is clearly visible, without being shadowed or reflecting light. If you encounter lighting difficulties, reposition the phone. You can forget about typing long web addresses in your mobile browser and instead scan Tags to quickly access information. Microsoft Tag can be used virtually everywhere in the world.

Have fun. Enjoy seeing videos of listed homes indicated with Tags in our Buyer’s Guide and in our other print materials.

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