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Hey Fediverse!

qcard.link/

Published another update to my FOSS project: QCard

Added more information about how it all works.

Please drop me any feedback!

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Boosts Appreciated, I think this has a really cool use-case! 🚀

@arran I like the concept! So now, I should design a business card that I don't give away but simply show to others that they can quickly scan?

@arran How is this private? Don't the contact details get sent to the qcard server when somebody decodes the URL? Maybe they promise not to do anything with the data now but if this gets widely adopted it'd be a very tempting target for advertisers and TLAs.

They could put the data in a fragment identifier (after a #) so it doesn't go to the server then have the fragment decoded by JavaScript in the web page. The fact they don't makes me very suspicious.

@yarmo

@edavies @arran that's a valid point, curious to the answer. I probably wouldn't put my email in there anyway, just a link to my website.

@edavies @arran @yarmo

I'm confused why it needs to go to a server at all - couldn't all data be embedded in the code, e.g. like with qr-code-generator.com/solution ?

@arran very nice idea to add the context.

my former company printed the vcard qrcode on the business card

@arran neat, just doan get the "private" part of it, AFAIR encoding doesnt make data more private

@arran Nice, since I'm finally getting off whatsapp I may use this for my new contact sharing.

@arran This is wonderful! I love the simplistic UI design and color scheme. Excellent work!

@evandornbusch Thank you very much 😄

I hope it's useful when 'rona is over

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