Thanks RadhaKrishna ji for sharing :) I din't know much about QRPedia :) I
missed the meetup :(

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Brilliant.
> On a side note. I seriously think we should request for a Mailing list for
> QR Pedia in India.
> I have a bunch of Ideas, [working on One right now, wrt Bangalore, but
> keeping it a secret] and I think it is a great way to teach various things
> to the present 'Smartphone' generation. [I mean the kids younger than me
> who have BlackBerrys and iPhones].
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <
> tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Radha Krishna for the detailed report.
>>
>> May be other cities can also make utilize of the Watch list Geo Notices
>> for future meetups  .
>> Put a request here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Geonotice
>> and notify me or one of the admins on English Wikipedia.
>>
>> Regards
>> Tinu Cherian
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM, RadhaKrishna Arvapally <
>> arkris...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>>
>>>             The 42nd Bangalore Wikipedia Wikimeetup was held on 12 Feb
>>> 2012, at Wikimedia India Chapter office ( The Centre for Internet and
>>> Society), Domlur. [1] Five Wikimedians attended the meetup.
>>>               This time, we introduced GeoNotice on English Wikipedia
>>> for announcing the meetup on the same morning in the Bangalore area [2].  A
>>> geonotice is a notice similar to a sitenotice,  but it is displayed only to
>>> users who are physically located in some subset of the Earth. This is only
>>>  a watchlist geonotice , appearing on the watchlist  page of logged in
>>> users. May be we should try this at least a week ahead, next time, to catch
>>> enough attention of regular Wikipedians, and possibly on other Wikipedias
>>> too.
>>>             Arun Ramaratnam gave a talk and demo on How QR codes work,
>>> How QRPedia (http://qrpedia.org/) used this technology in an innovative
>>> way. QRpedia is a mobile Web based system which uses QR codes to deliver
>>> Wikipedia articles to users, in their preferred language. When a user scans
>>> a QRpedia QR code on their mobile device, the device decodes the QR code
>>> into a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) using the domain name "qrwp.org"
>>> and whose path (final part) is the title of a Wikipedia article, and sends
>>> a request for the article specified in the URL to the QRpedia Web server.
>>> It also transmits the language setting of the device [3] The crowd
>>> discussed on the possible ways of implementing QRPedia in Indian contexts
>>> and museums in India. We discussed about the current limitations and how
>>> they can be improved.
>>>            We discussed on how to take forward the Wiki Loves Monuments
>>> initiative in India [4]. Naveen Francis announced the registration of
>>> wikilovesmonuments.in We discussed about the MoU with National
>>> Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi . It was decided to follow up
>>> and close the loop in signing the MoU with the Museum. Radhakrishna
>>> Arvapally also discussed about a possible partnership with Brain Museum of
>>> NIMHANS, Bangalore (Only Brain Musium in India). Arun talked about his
>>> earlier interactions with the Government Museum of Bangalore [5]. We need
>>> to complete this list of Museums in India. [6] and identify volunteers to
>>> work with them.
>>>
>>>         The Meetup was adjourned with the customary group photo
>>> sessions. You can find more photos here [6]. The next Bangalore Wikimeetup
>>> ( Meetup 43) is to be held on Sunday, 11-March-2012 Time: 3:00 PM IST. [8]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Notes:
>>> 1) http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiMeetups/Bangalore/Bangalore42
>>> 2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Geonotice#Bangalore_Meetup_42
>>> 3) Source : Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRpedia
>>> 4)
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Timeline
>>> 5)
>>> http://www.bangaloreindia.org.uk/tourist-attractions/government-museum.html
>>> 6) http://wiki.wikimedia.in/List_of_Museums_in_India
>>> 7)
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Bangalore_Meetup_February_2012
>>> 8) http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiMeetups/Bangalore/Bangalore43
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks to Tinu for help !
>>> --
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks & Regards,
>>> RadhaKrishna
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arkrishna
>>>
>>>
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