How do QR Codes figure into what you do,
Will they last?
How can you use them?
Will every mobile device be able to use that one QR Code?
We started looking at these sometime ago and quite frankly the information out there at the time was confusing. Luckily our clients kept on asking about them, so we revisited the topic.
First, QR stands for Quick Response, it is a type of bar coding that enables smart phones with the software to scan a square like type of bar code. The purpose of the QR code varies. when the QR code has been scanned maybe one of the following is the result:
- Put it on a post card that advertises a product. When scanned it takes the person to the webpage designed for that phone giving the product information, ratings ability to buy
- Put it on a Real Estate Flier, When Scanned it takes the viewer to the property profile page on their website.
- Have it generate driving directions to the nearest store, service center, restaurant
- Lets say your single (or not) and you make a QR code a temporary tattoo that you place on you cheek, shirt, hat, business card…..
Right now the uses are endless…
So where do you get the codes, several places provide the service; most for a price. I just found this site and am trying it out myself. They provide a free service… Yep free and since the QR codes can be read by any smart phone, free works for me. :-)
Now the questions is where do you get the software for the phones?
- Check to see if your phone already has the software built in. Many do.
- Check the application store for your phone.
I almost forgot , QR codes have been around for a while, long enough that is to be tested thoroughly. The West are slow adopters when it comes to QR codes, but have a feeling we are going to be all over this…
Here is some great information at Wikipedia
I hope this has helped my clients and everyone else who has stopped by. If you have something to add, please do!
To your success!