What is QR code?
A QR code is an acronym for quick response code. The QR code is actually quite old, starting in Japan in 1994. However, the technology is now taking off in the United States because they are simple to use and can be used by just about any phone with an onboard camera. A QR code, once scanned, can take a phone user to a web page, a video, or even place a call.
What a QR Code Can Be Used For?
QR codes can be used for a variety of different uses. Many companies nowadays are utilizing the handy little barcodes to use then for ads or specials inside stores. Advertisers can embed QR codes on billboards to send mobile phone users to a link containing more information on a product or service.
How do I Scan a QR Code?
You own a smartphone, see a code somewhere in the wild, and you wish to scan it and see what’s next. To utilize a QR code, you just need this simple things:
- a phone with a camera and
- an application on your phone that can scan the code and interact with the code on your behalf.
There are a lot of barcode readers that you can download to your mobile device. These readers can be downloaded from mobile application storefronts, pre-loaded on mobile devices, or discovered. Please find below available barcode reader application depending on your phone model.
- Android Phones
Go to Android Market application and search for Barcode Scanner.
The best application for blackberry user is QR Code Scanner Pro can be download from Blackberry App World.
- iPhone and iPod Touch
If you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch owner, the recommended solution is Qrafter or ScanLife.
Nokia phone owners will find a great solution in UpCode.
- Windows Mobile Phone
Download i-Nigma Barcode Reader and discover the coolest way to get content on your camera enabled mobile.
Now, once you have downloaded your favorite barcode reader,
have a great time testing it out on the image below. :)