Remember Microsoft Tag? Microsoft's colourful form of bar codes was unveiled at the beginning of the year, providing an application you can download to your phone to use it's camera to catch and read the code, which will contain either some text or a URL.
These tags are designed to be put on various signs, packaging and advertisements so that consumers can easily get more information. With that in mind the Tag have now enabled custom tags, allowing you to customise your tags to help integrate them better with the design of your product or make them stand out even more.
You can now replace the coloured triangles of a tag with colour or black and white dots, which can then easily be overlaid on top of an image or even integrated into a design. Here is a traditional triangle style tag ...
... compared with a new custom tag where the coloured dots are integrated into the image:
This animation shows how a custom tag can be developed:
Find out how to create custom tags by following the new set of guidelines, or just give Microsoft Tag a try by visiting their website on your PC or visiting http://gettag.mobi/ on your phone to get the application. Tag is available for several different types of phone, including iPhone, Windows Mobile, J2ME, Blackberry and Symbian S60.