My cup of coffee in the morning is always accompanied by a dive into our active online Microsoft Tag community.  I thoroughly recommend it— it’s an inspiring way to start the day, finding out how people are really using, and enjoying, Tag in action.

Mixed amongst the Tag chatter is typically a comment or two from people who want to use Microsoft Tag Reader, but don’t yet have access via their mobile phone platform. This keeps us on our toes as we work to meet our commitment of ensuring that all Smartphone users can access Tag. We’re nearly there with the Tag Reader already working with the major mobile platforms – Windows Mobile, J2ME, iPhone, Blackberry and Symbian S60 phones. 

My morning coffee tastes a little sweeter today because we continue to expand the availability of Microsoft Tag and added our Tag Reader for Google Android - it is now available for download directly from the Android Market on your Android phone by searching for ‘Microsoft Tag’. I’d like to welcome all new users to the Microsoft Tag community.

It’s important to give more people access to Tag because there’s huge demand for reliable mobile barcoding – businesses and consumers are eager to find creative ways to use their phone and hyperlink the real world. We want to make this easier, so over the next few months we’re making changes to our website — such as including many more ways to learn about and experience Tag and get inspired by how others are using Tag today — to help better meet the needs of our Tag community. Really looking forward to hearing your feedback if there is anything we should add to the experience. Thanks for all of your support so far!

Try Microsoft Tag now by scanning this Tag:

Microsoft Tag on Android

If you have any questions, feel free to reach us via Twitter, Facebook and Getsat.

 

Update 3/4: We’d like to share some great coverage concerning this announcement we had today:

If you want to experiment more Tag with your phone, check out:

Benjamin Gauthey – Microsoft Tag