An introduction on QR codes.
Quick response codes or QR codes as they are commonly called are two dimensional barcodes that are used to store and advertise company information. They can be used for anything, from library cataloguing to plant identification. What makes these barcodes different from the others is that they are able to be scanned by mobile devices and then the information within their graphic is decoded and revealed. Consumers no longer need to write down information or ask about the product, all they need to do is scan the QR code and then the information is stored into their mobile devices.
Why QR codes
QR codes gained popularity by both the consumers and business alike mainly because they are easy to use for both parties. For example, business can use multiple QR codes under one ad listing and consumers can easily scan and store all the information on the QR code. It saves time for the consumer and it saves time and money for the business company. Company’s make QR codes by first entering data into a QR code generator. The QR code generator turns the data into a QR code graphic and formulates a QR code. This QR code is then distributed to all forms of advertising, such as internet URLS or magazine ads. When a consumer sees a QR code for a product they are able to scan the code and the information on the QR code will be revealed.