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All about QR Codes

Updated on February 18, 2012

So what is a QR Code?

QR stands for Quick Response. It is QR is a two-dimensional bar code which presents information as a series of squares within squares and they are machine readable. They can contain text and numbers. They can be quickly read by mobile phones.

They are similar to the barcodes. Barcodes, in general are unique identification mark used to distinguish between products. QR Codes work in a similar fashion, in fact even better as they can trigger actions on their own. Modern cell phones such as the Smartphones can easily scan these QR codes.

How do QR Codes look like?

They appear in the form of a big square. There are 3 black boxes situated in 3 corners of this bigger square. Two of these squares are situated in the two corner of the top section of the square & the third square is situated at the bottom left. The rest of the bigger square body is filled with static, something that you usually see in TV, when you don't receive a channel properly.

Why are QR Codes used?

QR Codes can be used to provide tracking information for contact information on a business card, products in industry, etc. They are also used to grab information from online ads, etc.

How to use QR Codes?

QR codes can be scanned and intercepted by modern day mobile phones. If you have a modern day Smartphone, chances are high that it can scan and store this QR code. The decoding software built into the mobile phones will take care of interpreting the code, once it is saved into your mobile.

How to get your own QR Code:

To get your own QR Code, simply go to GOQR and select the appropriate tab and fill in the required information. Once done, simply click on the Download, or Embed (or other options) available on the right hand side.


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      extremewebdesigns 5 years ago

      Thanks much.

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      Bruce A. Beaudet 5 years ago from Canada

      Clear and informative...nicely done.