NeoMedia Q2 stats illustrate QR codes continued rise

NeoMedia Q2 stats illustrate QR codes continued rise


Boulder, July 16, 2012 – NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NEOM), the pioneer in global mobile barcode management solutions, today announced key analytics for Q2; once again highlighting the growing and continued popularity of QR codes globally.


As of the end of June, there were approximately 25 million installations of NeoReader®.  Of those downloading NeoReader, 56% were on Android devices and, not surprisingly, the US, Spain, UK and Germany top the list of the countries scanning most often.  There are 193 countries represented amongst NeoReader users, the majority of whom are male between 18 and 34 years old.


Other notable statistics, reflecting growth Q2-12 over Q1-12, included:

  • QR code scanning increased by 39%.
  • 1D barcode scanning grew by 41%.
  • In addition, while Android and iPhone reflect the lion’s share of NeoReader’s usage, we are also seeing growth from other platforms with Windows Phone 7 up 19% and Symbian up 29%.

Overall, scanning grew by 119% from Q2-12 vs Q2-11.  In terms of barcode generation, NeoSphereTM now enables approximately 75,000 barcodes worldwide.


Laura Marriott, Chief Executive Officer of NeoMedia Technologies Inc. commented: “All of these figures are positive indications of a growing market. The consistent growth in 2D scanning over the last three months underlines the continued industry importance of QR codes.”




About NeoMedia:


NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. is the pioneer in 2D mobile barcode technology and infrastructure solutions that enable the mobile barcode ecosystem world-wide. Its technology platform transforms mobile devices with cameras into barcode scanners, enabling a range of practical and engaging applications including consumer oriented advertising, mobile ticketing and couponing, and business-to-business commercial track and trace solutions.


NeoMedia’s suite of products, services and extensive IP portfolio means it is the only provider able to offer customers a comprehensive end-to-end mobile barcode solution. NeoMedia’s current customers include handset manufacturers, platform providers, brands and agencies looking to offer mobile barcode solutions to their customer base. 


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