2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT) (2012)
Nov. 26, 2012 to Nov. 28, 2012
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ACSAT.2012.43
Quick Response (QR) code is a two dimensional codes that is read and accessed via mobile devices equipped with camera and QR reader. Most smart phones have a camera and the QR reader is easy to install and is available for different platforms. Therefore, the simplicity of this type of code makes it effective in many fields. This paper presents the idea of using QR codes combined with a mobile telephone in religious tourism. Generally, the religious ritual has a set of ordered activities which visitors must follow exactly. QR codes will help the visitors to follow the ordered steps and help them to find information quickly without requiring them to search in any printed brochure. We choose the pilgrimage to the holy city, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as an example to apply our idea.
cameras, information retrieval, mobile computing, smart phones, travel industry
S. Alshattnawi, "Effective Use of QR Codes in Religious Tourism," 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), Kuala Lumpur, 2013, pp. 497-501.