Google’s QR Code: Z-Xing/Zebra Crossing

Google Z-Xing BarcodeIt seems as though most everyone has there own version of the QR code these days; there’s JAGTAG, Microsoft Tag, Maxicode, Shotcode, Trillcode, and probably many others, but now, there’s also Z-Xing, prononounce Zebra Crossing and brought to us by Google.

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has practically taken over the online world, so it’s somewhat surprising that even their barcodes have not prevailed in an American society that has not fully adopted QR code technology. Google’s main goal with Z-Xing is to use camera phones for scanning their barcodes, without communicating with a server.

Currently, Z-Xing supports:

  • UPC-A and UPC-E
  • EAN-8 and EAN-13
  • Code 39
  • Code 128
  • QR Code
  • Data Matrix (‘alpha’ quality)
  • ITF

For more information on Z-Xing, check out the Google Code page.