I am finally getting around to sharing the QR Code that I generated for this blog. Here ’tis…
Some time ago, I experimented with generating this odd-looking square barcode that is a matrix of black and white square boxes–a QR Code. QR Codes have been around for a while now. Perhaps you’ve seen one on an American Express shipment label. These codes are beginning to be used more and more in everyday applications centered around mobile phone users. QR Codes provide “quick response” (thus, QR) mobile access to information, such as a URL for linking to a website. Maybe you’ve recently seen one in a magazine ad.
And you can generate your own QR Codes. There are several free online QR Code generators available, as well as free QR Code readers (software) available for download to your mobile phone. I created my QR Code using BeeTagg.
What used to be a tracking application for manufacturing, distribution, etc. is becoming a mainstream tool for the general consumer with a mobile smart phone.
Point camera phone. Snap picture. Receive URL. Be whisked away to web content.
Don’t be surprised if you begin to see QR Codes popping up in all sorts of places.