Smartphones Can Now Access NYC Construction Info

Fri March 11, 2011 - Northeast Edition

NEW YORK (AP) New York City is now using technology that can provide instant information about construction projects through a smartphone.

Quick Response Codes are used for product packaging and advertising. Local governments are starting to use them as well.

In New York City, a smartphone can now be used to read the code on construction permits.

Users can take a cell phone picture of the code, and the application lets them access online information.