Building Permits To Enter 21st Century in NYC

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the city will begin to utilize QR (quick response) codes on all building permits, providing more access to information for New York residents.

The QR codes are the barcode-like images smartphones such as the iPhone and various Android phones can capture using the mobile phone's camera, which will then display detailed information that the city releases to the public.

The city will display the QR codes on all building permits so that people will be able to get information about a building such as the property owner, construction history and more. The QR codes will also link to a web and phone service that will allow people to register complaints and violations.

Full Story: New York City To Put QR Codes On All Building Permits By 2013

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