Android users: download The Weather Channel app by scanning your TV

Android users: download The Weather Channel app by scanning your TV
Sure, Android users can grab The Weather Channel's app by simply navigating to the Android Market and installing the download. But where is the fun in that? Wan to prove how much of an Android Geek you really are? Put your cable television on to The Weather Channel and keep an eye peeled for the special QR code box with the phrase "Android Users Scan Here". Using the camera on your Android phone, scan the code and you will have The Weather Channel's app added to your collection. Of course, since you can simply go to the Android Market and download the app at anytime, the forecaster might have to up the ante and have the code lead Android users to special forecasts performed by special weatherpeople.

source: AndroidTrapp via Engadget

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7 Comments

1. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Thats kind of cool. Dont really think I would use that myself to much living in Phx,AZ. Well people its going to be HOT today tomorrow and for the rest of the year.

3. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha yea here in Buffalo its pretty much the same..."and now for your 7 day forcast.....uhhh cold and gray with a slight chance of sunshine but probably not"

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i live in the utica area....we ar egetting hit hard for like effect now.

2. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

The camera is all you need? Not a bar code scanner program is not necessary?

5. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I imagine they left that part out. There are a couple of barcode scanners, including a QR code scanner that would be required to use this function.

7. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

Im pretty sure you would only need a scan-barcode app. There are several free versions in the android market and it only uses the camera.

6. dandirk unregistered

I personally thing the QR codes are a great idea... Easy way to get info into a phone. Just think... having them on coupons, apps, websites etc. Its kinda cool that you can see a site for an app, scan then install..

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