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Update to QR Code

I’ve seen more QR codes popping up everywhere. So I have been trying QR Readers for my iPhone 3G.

Qrafter
Qrafter scanned the QR code even if it was a bit fuzzy, then you have options to open the URL, send to Twitter, Facebook.

QRReader
Tried to scan the same QR Code (WagJag.com) and it would not pick it up. Moved it closer, farther, still didn’t work. Have you had success with QRReader?

i-nigma
I scanned  the same QR Code (WagJag.com) and it was successful.

In summary, I like i-nigma & Qrafter. What readers for the iPhone do you like?

What’s a QR Code?

Have you noticed these weird black & white boxes popping up in magazines, flyers, even business cards?

My QR Code

These are called a QR code.  QR stands for Quick Reference.

Wilkipedia’s website says, “QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.”

How do I get one?
The one shown is mine. I designed mine at the website: pingtags.com

So what do I do with it?
Add it to your flyers, marketing material. I’ve added to my business card. So anyone with a smartphone can scan it with a an App, which then connects them to my LinkedIn profile.

How do I scan it?
I use a free app for my iPhone: QR scanner app. This one scans the QR efficiently, then asks if you wish to go online. Once online mine shows my picture, a summary of what I do, option button to Connect via LinkedIn, my contact information and link to my website.

Try it out & let me know what you think! 🙂