What is a QR Code?
As I browse through my favorite websites and blogs, even on social networking websites such as Facebook. I noticed many people are putting on their personal or website’s QR code.
That made me interested to write about it.
Here’s the definition of Wikipedia, “A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.”
I did a quick research about QR codes and I found out that they are typically the same as bar codes found on the products sold in stores; however, QR Codes are different because it is a type of 2D bar code, which is often used for tagging using the mobile phones. It was developed in year 1994, and this bar code 2D technology was primarily embraced by Korea and Japan. It has been spread out worldwide and its noticeable that many websites, individuals, and businesses are using it to identify themselves.
Since numerous of people nowadays are into technology gadgets, smart phones, and computers, no wonder QR Codes was created. The QR code innovation made it easier for people to purchase their favorite apps on their Android market. The most popular QR code scanner are common on Google’s Android smart phones. I personally have it on mine 🙂
If you are an Android user and have not tried it yet, you can check out its features and install it from your Android Market on your smart phone or you can also check it out from your computer by access it from Android’s Market website.
The QR code scanners are very useful, especially if you are a frequent online shopper 😀
I decided to create one QR code for my website. Check out my QR code on the side bar of my home page.
If you think you need it or at least want to try having your own QR code, there are a lot of code generators on the Internet. I got mine from Kaywa