davemoore99 wrote:Ahh that's a great idea, the QR code. I'm a new stake clerk and the topic of ward bulletins came up a few weeks ago. We discussed the need for them and came to the conclusion to keep them printed but the QR code is a great idea. Thanks!
I'm not a fan of the QR code approach for a few reasons:
- Users have to have a more smart phone ability than just knowing how to get to their email
- It likely links to a URL that accesses a PDF or document that is fix formatted. Users have to pinch-zoom to scroll around and see things.
- It isn't easy to store multiple weeks worth of programs. If I downloaded a file, where is it next week or the week after?
- A system that uses a QR code indicates a skill level of the person creating it OR the document it links to OR is involved in changing where a URL points. When callings change, someone new has to take over. Increasing the skill level of this calling limits the # of people that can have the calling.
- Is the QR code changing or just the remote end where it points to? If the QR code changes, a person has to physically be at the building to do the program even if it is electronic so they can post the new code.
- Different types of devices complicate things.
I think I wrote up how we do an email-based program that avoids the issues above as much as possible. I'll look for it.