QR Codes seem to be everywhere these days, and each has a unique destination. Know how to create qr codes for your website or company address or some random info.
What are QR Codes ? A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
How are QR Codes Useful ? QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or on just about any object about which users might need information. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone’s browser. This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hard link or physical world hyperlinks.
Create QR Codes, Barcodes for Your Website, Business Card Online
Using Google (goo.gl) to Generate QR Barcode for URLs
Step 1 : Go to goo.gl (Google’s url shortener)
Step 2 : Enter URL and click "Shorten"
Step 3 : Add
.qr to end of this shortened url. (For eg : http://goo.gl/njTo6.qr)
Adding .qr at the end of the short url will generate a QR Code for the URL.
QR Code for http://www.snaphow.com
Use ZXing to Create Detailed Information QR Codes
ZXing (Link) is an open-source, multi-format 1D/2D barcode image processing library implemented in Java. Our focus is on using the built-in camera on mobile phones to photograph and decode barcodes on the device, without communicating with a server.
You can create QR Codes for Contact information, Calendar Event, Email Address, URL, Geo Location, Phone Number, Wifi Network, SMS and Text.
Decode, Read QR Codes Online from Webcam or Image
Go to miniqr.com/reader and you can provide an QR Code image url or hold the QR code image from the magazine etc in front of the web cam and the application will translate the QR code information instantly. Alternatively you can upload the QR Code image at http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx and it will decode, read qr code info online.
Smartphone, Mobile Apps Supporting QR Codes
Nokia Barcode Reader : If you have a Nokia Device you can download the barcode reader application via the following Link. Download to your computer and transfer it to your mobile device.
iPhone : QR app (itunes link) is a good, free iPhone app that Auto-Scans QR codes in real-time. You can also try NeoReader (Link). The program is simple, it’s intuitive, and it does a relatively good job of reading QR codes.
Android, Other Mobiles : I-nigma reader is a good app for android. Install via mobile browser: http://www.i-nigma.mobi . For other mobiles Install UpCode reader via mobile browser: http://www.upcode.fi or download to your pc and transfer it to your mobile device from this Link.