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July 31, 2010

QR codes for mobile phones

Filed under: Internet Features — myincome @ 10:00 pm
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What is QR codes?
A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobiles phones with camera, and smartphones.

Where is it used?
It is used in Japan since 2005 in advertising, mobile payments, hardlinking etc

How to use QR codes?
Download QR code reader to your mobile phone, take a picture of QR code and let a program interpret this code like URL, phone number, text message, wifi configuration etc.

Why do you need it?
Today QR codes are not so popular, but that can change in nearest years
Image, you don’t have to input different code as sms to make payments for something, you just take a picture of QR code and you are ready to pay with your mobile phone.
You find a joke in news paper, but you won’t want to write it down, you just use your mobile phone, to take picture of QR code of jokes text, and text will be saved to your phone.
Or you are shopping, and there QR codes near prices of any product. QR codes that contain manufacturer website or review website, so you don’t have to search for that information, you can get it instantly using your mobile phone.

So try out now, what everyone will be using in future.

QR code generator

And here are few sources where to download QR code reading software for your mobile phone:
http://reader.kaywa.com/
http://www.quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/download.asp
http://code.google.com/p/zxing/

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