Friday, December 24, 2010

QR Code Images




QR codes are 2D code images (black and white dots and bars) that have text encoded into them in several formats (text, URL, phone number, SMS), and can be read with qr code reader softwares, available online & in most smart phones.. they are also called "hardlinks" since they can serve as physical world hyperlinks.. you can simply read a printed or even artistically painted qr code image with ur phone & then it will open u the website url that is encoded in the qr image!! same as a soft hyperlink.. They can be and are used widely in marketing to attract traffic to certain websites or to hardlink a brand's website.. it can also be printed on T-Shirts, Mugs and can be formed with colored materials like coffee beans or M&Ms


qr stands for Quick Response

Audi Japan’s World’s Biggest QR Code (so far):


More:
Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/zahiN
QR Code Reader: http://goo.gl/mNdex
Google API: http://goo.gl/sB52F
Another QR Code Generator: http://goo.gl/JhWOG

QR Code Custom Designs:

2 comments:

Wesley "Nonapeptide" said...

I feel so lame because, in spite of being something of a geek, I really haven't gotten into the use of qr codes. I didn't even know that was their name until this blog post. I see them everywhere and just make a quick mental note that "I've got to figure those things out" and then rush headlong back into the tyranny of the urgent.

Thanks for the kick in the pants. I even stopped in the middle of this comment to get a QR reader app for my iPhone. AND if that wasn't enough, I now realize how useful they can be and will be including one on my business cards which I just happen to be designing this very week. Yay you. =)

If you'r ever in the Phoenix area I'll buy you a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Latte. =)

Dareen said...

Ohh thanks :) ill tell you if I go to Phoenix :P
Glad you benefited!