What is a QR Code = Quick Response Code
QR codes are a series of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background. They have become a common form of consumer and advertising strategy and can be read by an imaging scanning device such as a camera, iPhone, iPod, iPad, smartphone (android), Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry etc that has been equipped with a QR code reader. The reader application is available by both paid and free apps from iTunes and Google Play (do a search in Google for QR code readers and you will get a plethora of websites.
Hold the scanner device in front of the code until it scans, the image is extracted from the patterns and converted to some useful form of advertising displayed as text, contact information, connects to a wireless network, sends an email message, or opens a web page. Providing quick and effortless access to the brands website, giving you the ease of not having to manually type this address into a web browser. QR Codes can also be linked to a location to track where a code has been scanned.
QR codes store addresses and URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) and appear just about anywhere from magazines, signs, buses, business cards, brochures, supermarkets, shop windows or just about any object where users may need information, and often accompanied with a message that says; “For more information scan this code”.
Scan or click the QR code to the left to see how effective a voice recording can be.
View some of our examples in the galley below.
Try our samples below, simply launch a QR code reader on your smartphone and scan any of the 6 QR codes below. Once scanned you will be taken to a page with more in-depth information on each of the braille signs and their advantages.
Just a few reasons as to how QR codes can assist you:
- Eliminates the frustration of typing in long web addresses, simply scan the QR code to take you directly to the website.
- Supply real time information – Smart posters with QR codes can provide travellers real time information about their bus or train route.
- Product Quality Information – Scanning a QR code supplied on an object will supply information about this item, such as manufacturer and/or price and where the item is available, giving you options of where they can be purchased and price comparisons.
- Personalising gifts – there is a QR code available for a gift giver to record a voice message accompanying a present, making a personalised greeting a fun part of the gift giving.
- You can generate and print your own codes for free, enter your information into one of the many free QR code generators, take the image they give you and print it on whatever you like.
- Airline Boarding Pass – the airline can send you a QR code that you display on your phone screen representing all of your passenger information.
- Wine bottles – if you are out and enjoying a fine wine and wish to know more about it or where to purchase, just scan the code on the bottle and you will be supplied with information on the wine/vineyard, where available in stock and price.