Take-away beer

Ever wanted have more beer on the table than you can possibly drink?
Well, we just made it!

Beer festivals are all about friends, having fun and then being a bit sad when it is over. So we figured out a way to make it more fun, to able to share it with faraway friends, and to even take it home.

We created three special Quargo codes: two with huge mugs of beers, and one with a beer tun. Our flyers featured a Quargo QR code on one side, and a short 3-step guide on how to download and scan the codes on the other. And then we let people play around with it.
On our video below see how easy it is to conjure 5 mugs of beer onto an empty table, and ask waiters to carry around a tun – while holding only a QR code.

Take-away beer is to be found here: http://quargo.net/public_storage/files/code/20000000000527.png
(Download Quargo app, scan the code, have fun, share!)

Lift an elephant – on Children’s Day – Interview with László Perényi leader of Civilek a Palotanegyedért Egyesület (an NGO in District 8 in Budapest)

When did you first hear of Quargo?

I was at a reception in H13 (13 Horánszky st.) when a friend of mine told me about an interactive, QR code based mobile application, with lots of possibilities. I was always very keen on new technologies, so that made me interested.


What was your first thought trying it?

That you can create extremely funny stuff with it. But as I started using the app and got to know the basic functions, I realized how versatile it is and how it could help us boost touristic interest in the district.

Any early ideas?

Oh, the first one was too evident in H13: Júlia Szendrey (wife of famous Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi) lived in that house, her balcony still exists today. With Quargo and a mobile phone she could be standing there even today.

Can we bring back the past?

You can reconstruct long-gone parts of streets based on old photos, or vice versa: you can see how a building will look like when ready. For example, here we have this fountain on Mikszáth Kálmán square. It is probably the least good-looking fountain in the capital. But with Quargo you can put any fountain there you might fancy.

Do you have any finished projects with Quargo?

We focused on the funny side of Quargo on our Children’s Day event. You could lift an elephant, monkeys sat on top of the tables and children ran around with gigantic cotton candies. Of course it was a trick only, but children loved it.

What is next?

We would like to conjure the old National Theatre back to its original place on Blaha square. The graphic is ready, next step is to find the proper place for the code, where great pictures can be taken, and which the authorities approve.

What do you like in Quargo?

The magic. With a little bit of imagination anyone can create and show his own reality. It can be a distorted looking glass, a joke, or it can be serious. Why couldn’t a designer or architect use Quargo to show how the building will look in its place?

Advantage on a price sensitive market – Interview with Péter Zubor, managing director of Klímashop Ltd.

When and where did you first meet Quargo?

I first saw it 9-10 months ago on a trade expo abroad. It wasn’t ready yet, at that time it was in Beta phase.

What was your first thought?

That it’s fun.

And what do you think now?

It is definitely more. You can show things that are not there in reality, that might only exist in your imagination. We have been thinking a lot about how to use it in our business, and decided that our customers might like to see how their apartment will look like after the installation. With Quargo it is possible.

You sell and install air conditioners. Do you mean that with this application you can see the result?

Exactly. There is a wide variety of air conditioners available on the market in terms of size and layout. Some are low-key, some are a bit more showy. When a customer cannot decide which appliance to choose, Quargo helps. We send them the QR codes for the possible choices, and he or she can take a look at the air conditioner on the wall with the mobile application. It is possible to take a photo of this mixed reality and send it to his or her spouse, or share it with friends on community sites.


Does your competition offer such service?

Not that I know of. The air conditioning market is extremely price sensitive, but we like to believe price is not the only factor that matters. Conscious customers pay a great attention on their choices, for they are going to see that air conditioner every day on their wall – for years. We hope with Quargo customers will make a better choice and therefore will be more satisfied on the long run.

What other businesses do you think can benefit from Quargo?

Businesses where visuality plays a great role, and where options are numerous. I can imagine an interior design company showing its client how different the room will be with a new carpet or strip floor. Or a decorator who uses Quargo to help choose the right colour or tapestry.

A new layer in reality – Interview with Zsuzsa Magyar graphic artist

What was your first encounter with Quargo like?

It opened up a new dimension. I received an e-mail from a friend with a link in it. I clicked, I tried, and a conversation started. As the possibilities Quargo offers opened up, I felt: finally, this is what we have been waiting for!


What exactly?

To enable us to link a graphic content to a QR code – and to make this process simple, flexible and quick. Until today this has been the privilege of agencies and brands with ample financial background, but now it is available for anyone. With Quargo you can have your own personal QR code, and you can link anything you’d like. You can visualize your own alternative reality creating an extra layer. In one word, this is a sophisticated personal message.

Who do you think will use it?

My students for sure! I already know that I want them to make better use of their imagination with this technology. Generally, I think graphic designers, street artists, creative agencies will queue to get access to it. QR codes and Augmented Reality are technologies long existing, but have been complicated, expensive and slow to create.

Now, it is all changed…

Yes. Quargo revolutionized this concept. It is not only available for the professionals, but anyone. Even a high school student can have a QR code and a personal message. Teenagers are keen on sharing their thoughts and visual world – so I am pretty sure Quargo will spread quickly in their age group.

What do you use it for?

My QR code currently has an old graphic of mine, a Capricorn, which is my star sign and my personal symbol. I cannot wait to be able to link text or animation to a QR code, and share it. I already have plans for several codes, all with different content and message. Until then I explore possibilities: pictures, vector graphics.

You can use other uploaded content from the public gallery. Which one is your favourite?

The koalas. You can place these amazingly cute animals on any vertical pole – this kind of content makes a good opportunity to express support for a cause. I believe speech bubbles and graphics showing movement will also be popular.