Quick Response (QR) Code - demystified! Get your free QR code..

With the invasion of PC enabled services in almost every aspect of business, 'e-enabling' of common business transactions has come into vogue. From departmental stores to malls we see electronic billing machines, scanners, bar-code readers and QR code readers.

A bar-code, as we all know, is used for storing essential information about the entity in question in black and white bars. If we talk of a departmental store product. itmay store the name, price, date of manufacturing, date of expiry and batch number.
QR code for our blog.


With mobiles penetrating into the market to a deep level and almost everyone having a mobile, a QR code is a innovative way to get information about the product, URL, or text on the fly.

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) designed to be read by smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data.

History:
QR codes were developed first by Toyota's subsidiary Denso. They used it for product tracking at high speed. Since then QR codes have been used in many applications, sending visiting cards as QR codes, magazines and web-pages as URL's.

QR Codes have also been used in many marketing strategies to connect to customers no matter where they are.

Decoding a QR code:
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 telephone's browser.

Your mobile phone should essentially have a camera, QR code reading application and multimedia facility to connect to Internet to get the information encoded in the QR code.

You can download free QR code mobile application from following links:

You can also download free QR code for your URL, text or any message from our QR code application given on the right hand top corner of our blog.

The QR code for our blog is below. You can point your camera phones by opening any of the QR code applications mentioned above and viola!, you will be redirected to our blog.