To quote my friend Will Bontrager of WebSite's Secret:
"QR is an abbreviation of Quick Response. The 2-dimensional bar code was created in Japan in the mid-1990's for tracking parts in manufacturing plants. Mobile tagging was developed in 2003, quickly becoming popular in Asia. Its popularity is growing on other continents."I just set up Website's Secret QR Code Generator on my website. Feel free to use the service. And think about using those QR Codes on gift items at Picture This Gifts!
Yes, blatant plugs... but placing QR codes on apparel was what pushed me to set up the generator. And to be very transparent: QR code generators are all over the web - for free.
A few QR code uses:
- Plain Text Message
- Telephone Number
- SMS Message
- Bookmark for website
- Geo Location code
- Me Card contact info for address books
So, someone sees the QR code image and uses their handheld to scan the code. Once recognized, the device shows the Plain Text message, URL etc., and asks what you'd like to do.
At that point, you can dismiss the whole thing or continue.
For a better understanding of how this works, visit QR Code Quality Standards Test. Here you will be able to use your desktop computer screen to test your smart phone or tablet scanning app and get a much better idea of how this works.
You can download a free Bar-code (and QR code) app from the app store of your choice.
And before I go... Scan this!
Picture This... Gifts:
Happy Passover and Happy Easter!
Some of the information in this post is republished with permission from Will Bontrager Software LLC, makers of secure website software.