I’ve been playing with my new device (HTC Touch Pro) for the past two days and have been enjoying it immensely. Of course when I get a new device I generally take a day and play around with it to get used to what is on the device and then create a partnership with two of my PCs and slowly add my “must have” applications. I’ve been pretty good so far in taking my time adding “stuff” without putting on so much that you never get to use it all. In fact, I have been rather methodical in what I want on this device. I did add Live Search immediately because I have found it to be an invaluable tool to have on the road and I always load RESCO Explorer as well as my photo program of choice, RESCO Photo Viewer Pro.
But today I decided to add a program I saw demonstrated at the Microsoft booth while at CES called Microsoft Tag. It is a pretty extraordinary program that is simple to load, easy to operate and works surprisingly well. In fact, this program has limitless possibilities.
So what is Microsoft Tag? It is a program that gives you the ability to have interactive communications instantly. How does it do it? When you start the program and point your device’s camera at the tag, it automatically snaps an image (you DO NOT press a button), translates what the image says and connects you to the Internet to have immediate access to mobile content, videos, music, and more. It is that simple and it is most definitely very cool!Nothing to type, no browsers to launch!
You can have tags that give a message:
You can have tags that will dial a number for you. This tag will dial Boston’s Weather:
Click the READ MORE to see some more examples and try a few of the TAGS to see where they go!
And the ability to have a V Card that you can scan and have the option to save to your contacts
Of course, you can create tags so others will be able to visit your favorite website. Here are a few examples for you to try as soon as you install Microsoft Tag on your device. As soon as you scan them, Internet Explorer will launch the website.
This is very cool stuff and has endless possibilities. And BTW, you can check stats to see just how many times a tag has been accessed … how cool is that?
Check it out, I think you will like it! You can get Microsoft Tag – Linking real life with the digital world here!