January, 2007
The Mobile Codes Consortium.
Publicis Groupe, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Gavitec AG - mobile digit and Neomedia Technologies are proposing the Mobile Codes Consortium, an open, marketing-driven standards body for the 2D barcode ecosystem. For more information, see our website and read our mission statement. Get in touch with us at info AT mobilecodes.org.

November, 2006
New code creation page.
Including more convenient input and a 'cool' datamatrix variant.

May 24th, 2006
New version of Glass released.
Version 1.01 of Glass adds:

  • Support for Opera web browser
  • Support for codes that dial numbers, such as tel:+44555555555
  • Support for codes containing data for direct consumption, such as data:text/vcard,BEGIN...
  • Compatibility with NTT Docomo's standard for 'Bookmarks' in codes, one of the most commonly used Japanese formats for the data within codes.

May 7th, 2006
BBC receives Bafta TV Award for Interactivity.
The BBC's Coast TV series was awarded a Bafta TV Award for Interactivity. The Coast Mobile Experience developed by BBC Learning and Interactive, Gavitec AG and Hewlett-Packard using Active Print technology, was part of the interaction portfolio for the series.

December 8th, 2005
Active Print partners receive Royal Television Society Technology Awards.
The Coast Mobile Experience developed by BBC Learning and Interactive, Gavitec AG and Hewlett-Packard using Active Print technology has received two Royal Television Society Technology Awards: for Technology in Content Delivery and Technology in Consumer Electronics... more from Royal Television Society, BBC, HP

July 25th, 2005
"7 Year Itch" released with QR code CD artwork.
Bristol based record company, Hope Recordings, in UK first, release compilation CD which includes QR codes on the CD artwork to link music fans to mobile video clips of featured artists… more

July 22nd, 2005
BBC Coast Series begins.
To accompany the series, the BBC have set up interactive walks around key coastal towns and cities, using Active Print technology to deliver information on what people are seeing as they walk... more

July 20th, 2005
Daily Telegraph.
"Explore the coast by mobile phone" describes the mobile experience that accompanies the BBC's imminent Coast series, and mentions the Active Print project's role... more

July 18th, 2005
Bristol Evening Post.
Active Print and the I Can Read You game are featured in Evening Post article "A Picture of the Phone Games of Tomorrow"... more

July 15th, 2005
Western Daily Press.
Active Print and I Can Read You game feature in Daily press article "Follow Your Phone to the Future, Says HP... more

June 9th, 2005
Location based QR code puzzle game in Millennium Square.
Art and Technology come face to face as a team from the Watershed Media Centre compete with a team from Hewlett-Packard Labs… more

May 10th, 2005
NRC press article.
Dutch newspaper, NRC, feature an article on HP's Active Print Project... more

April 25th, 2005
Media Guardian Online.
Active Print project featured in Dispatches article "Mobile Phones: How to Snap Up a Bargain".

April 21st-24th, 2005
Active Posters appear at Animated Encounters.
International animation festival uses Active Print to promote events by downloading film clips and character wallpaper from posters and postcards… more

February 14th, 2005
Active Postcards showcased at 3GSM World.
At 3GSM World, one of the Mobile Industry's premier conferences, Active Postcards are used to promote Finnish band Kemopetrol.