Scansfer App for Android Offers a New Way to Transfer Files Between Mobile Devices

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Scansfer, a new app from Scansfer Inc, allows users to quickly and securely transfer files between smart phones by scanning QR (Quick Response) codes.

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Scansfer is a unique app utilizing mobile QR code technology to allow users to simply scan and transfer files between mobile devices

Scansfer Inc today announced the release of Scansfer, a unique app utilizing mobile QR code technology to allow users to simply scan and transfer files between mobile devices. Currently available for free on the Android Marketplace and, expect to see an iPhone app soon – releases for other mobile platforms are also planned.

In a world where more and more people rely on mobile devices for day-to-day computing, it can be difficult and annoying moving files between devices. Scansfer promises to change that. Users no longer need to carry around USB cables, or fill their inboxes with email attachments. With just a few clicks, Scansfer securely uploads files to, and generates a private download key, only accessible by scanning a distinct QR code. The QR code can then be scanned from any mobile device equipped with a camera and bar code scanner app to instantly download the file.

Files up to 5MB can be “scansferred” from phone to phone, phone to computer, or computer to phone, using the Scansfer app in conjunction with the website. The process is quick and painless, making it a snap to “scansfer” documents, pictures, videos or any other type of file. It is not necessary for the mobile device receiving the file to have the Scansfer app installed; it only needs to be capable of reading a QR code using any one of the many popular QR code scanner apps.

While other QR apps allow users to send small bits of information such as contacts or web addresses, the developers of Scansfer say it is unique in being the first true file-transfer app using QR codes, taking the increasingly popular technology a step further. Scansfer Inc is a small company of just three people who came up with the idea while trying to share files between their Android phones, and wishing there was a better way than email.

"QR codes are used widely in other parts of the world," says Scansfer Inc President Josh Robinson, "but they haven't totally caught on yet here in the US. We are hoping that an easy-to-use app like Scansfer will help introduce more people to QR codes, because they're such a fast and effective way of communicating."

For more information on Scansfer please visit or download the free Scansfer App from the Android marketplace. Scansfer Inc is a Philadelphia based company formed in April 2011.

Media Contact: Alanna Burke alanna(at)scansfer(dot)com

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