What is a QR Code and what is it used for?

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Many of us think, what is so much about this QR code that everyone has started using it in their business ?

Well, we’ll tell you about everything you want to know about a QR code.

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What is a QR Code?

QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices, that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more. You may have even got to this site by scanning a QR code.

History of a QR code

QR code was first designed for the automotive industry in Japan
Denso-Wave - a subsidiary of the Toyota Group - is attributed with the creation of the QR Code as far back as 1994. Originally it was designed to be used to track parts in the vehicle manufacturing industry, but its use has since grown tremendously.

How do I scan a QR Code?

If you have a smartphone like an iPhone, Android, Windows or Blackberry then there a number of different barcode scanner applications at their app store that can read and decode data from a QR code. The majority of these are completely FREE, and all you have to do once you install one is to use your phone's camera to scan the barcode, which will then automatically load the encoded data for you.
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What all can be encoded into a QR Code?

Any URL can be encoded into a QR Code so essentially any webpage can be opened automatically as a result of scanning the barcode. In addition to website URLs a QR Code can also contain a phone number – so when it is scanned it prompts the user to call a particular number. Similarly you can encode an SMS text message, V-card data or just plain alphanumeric text. The smartphone or 2D barcode reading device will automatically know which application to use to open the content embedded within the QR Code. The options are endless.

Where can QR Codes be placed?

The answer to this is almost anywhere! QR Code printing can be printed in newspapers, magazines, brochures, leaflets and on business cards. Further, they can be put on product packaging or labels, or on billboards or even walls.

You could even tattoo a QR Code on your body!
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QR Code at my backyard !
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QR Code at Trafalgar Square, London
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QR Code at Madison Square, New York
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QR Code at Google HQ

Here, scan your first QR code if you haven’t done it in your lifetime and guess where these QR codes take you.

Just download the QR code scanner from your app store and focus your camera on the QR codes below.

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Try yourself !