LAPTOP reports that while loading data from a QR code "requires activating a camera app on a phone or tablet, turning your device around, shooting a picture, and then waiting for the appropriate app to interpret the code." there is now a new technology developed by German startup Printechnologics that "promises to change all that, allowing you to unlock exclusive content in apps or web pages by simply touching printed materials like business cards or packages to your screen."
LAPTOP reports that printers can license the technology and add the Touchcode layer to their production processes at a projected
cost of less than a penny per unit printed.
For examples of Touchcode applications, see the LAPTOP article.