What are QR Codes ?
QR Codes are a Quick Response code that can be read quickly using a mobile phone QR Code Reader App.
The enhanced barcodes have been around for some time and were originally developed for the automotive industry. They are widely used in Japan and USA.
QR Codes are becoming common place in UK as smartphone ownership and use increase.
Where are QR Codes used ?
QR Codes are being used more and more in traditional media - such as magazine ads, billboard ads, company brochures and business cards.
How do QR Codes work ?
When you scan a QR Code from a magazine ad or business card via your phone, a piece of information prompts the device to link you to a website url, Google map location, SMS message, email address, contact details(VCARD) or event (VCALENDAR).
How do I get a free QR Code Reader APP ?
A number of free Apps are available to download to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. These are usually available via the device App store and take just a few minutes to download.
Many QR Code Reader Apps can also scan and read traditional barcodes. We recommend :
- Red Laser