We have seen our fair share of creative QR code use in the past, but this time around, another innovative use has been spotted on the traditional mosaic sidewalks of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. Yes sir, we are talking about QR codes being embedded into these mosaic sidewalks so that tourists will have a chance to learn more about the city. The QR code on the mosaic itself comprise of black and white tiles, and when you use a compatible smartphone app to scan it, relevant information on the area will be delivered in Portuguese, Spanish, or English, coupled with a map to help you find your way around.


So far, Rio De Janeiro intends to have around thirty of such QR codes make their way to beaches, vistas, and historical sites throughout the vibrant. The maiden QR code was imprinted at a huge boulder at the end of Ipanema beach, where tourists will be able to find out the reason for the boulder’s name, as well as the name of the nearby beach.

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