QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds (“modes”) of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), or through supported extensions, virtually any kind of data
Types of QR Codes:
- URL Based QR Codes are QR codes which when created can bring you to any website URL or WWW address on the Internet.
- meCard QR Codes are QR codes which when scanned will provide a persons contact details for your phone so that it can be programmed into your address book.
- vCard QR codes are QR codes which when scanned provide you with contact information just like a meCard QR code however they usually hold more information then a meCard.
- Calendar Event QR codes are QR code which when scanned will tell you the date of an event so it can be remember or entered directly into your phones calendar.
- Email QR codes are QR codes when scanned will provide you with an email address.
- Phone QR Codes are QR codes which when scanned will produce a phone number to be called from your phone.
- Plain text QR codes are special Qr codes which when scanned will produce a message on your phone.
- SMS text message QR Codes are QR codes which will produce a text message that is ready to be sent with a message when scanned.
- GPS Map Coordinate QR Codes as their name they give coordinate ( latitude and longitude ) to a preset destination.
- Social Media QR Codes are a perfect way to get more likes for your website or business.
- Wifi Network Info QR Codes are a good to provide wireless access information for mobile devices to connect.
How To Create QR code
Find a QR code generator, usually most of them are for free. Choose the type of the QR code and fill your information. Here is a selected list of QR code generators and types available
- http://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ text, phone number, sms, url, contact
- http://blog.qr4.nl/Calendar-Event-QR-Code.aspx Calendar Event QR codes
- http://blog.qr4.nl/QR-Code-Geographic.aspx GPS Map Coordinate QR Codes
- http://www.visualead.com QR codes with design, social media, text, url