Internet fads constantly come and go, but one that has stubbornly stuck around, despite repeated incorrect predictions of its imminent demise, is the QR (Quick Response) code.
So what is a QR code and why is it important?
If you’ve never heard the term before, you may be scratching your head right now. While the more Internet savvy may already know, for those who don’t, here’s what a common QR code looks like, Perhaps a bit odd looking at first within this article are some examples for you to try.
e (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is an two-dimensional barcode that is readable by smartphone. First designed in 1994 for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. In practice, QR codes often contain data for a locator, identifier, or tracker that points to a website or application.
The Quick Response system became popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. QR Codes may be used to include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, and general marketing, display text to the use
r, to open a URL, save a contact to the address book or to compose text messages.
A QR code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device such as a camera. The required data is then extracted from patterns that are present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.
To read QR Codes with your smartphone, you need an appropriate software installed on your phone. There are many free Barcode Scanners or QR Code readers for Android- or iOS based devices.
If you use a modern web browser (recent versions of Firefox or Chrome) and have a webcam, you can scan QR Codes with your web browser. You can use this to send a link from a phone to your desktop brow
ser for example.
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