Sep 10 2014
QR Code for quick access.
Qr Codes (Quick Response codes) provide very quick access to websites, addresses and contact details and are especially useful when using mobile appliances like smartphones and tablets.
QR Codes are a type of bar-code that can easily be read with an appropriate scanner that uses a tablet or smartphone camera. They have been around for over 10 years, initially developed by Toyota to track car parts and they are in common use in all sorts of advertising – magazine advertisements, billboards, t-shirts etc.
The reason why they are more useful than a standard bar-code is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo coordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can scan them.
QR Droid is a very robust application for Android phones, free to use, very accurate and fast. Similarly, for IOS (IPhones and Ipads) there is a great app called QR Reader. Both the Playstore and ITunes store have a large range of applications that are suitable.
If you wish to create your own QR Codes, you can do so here.
The above QR code is for the LFMC website.