Since QR Codes started showing up everywhere, a lot of people are wondering what they are and what they mean. Let us answer the most frequently asked questions about QR Codes below:
QR codes are “scanned” by mobile devices such as smart phones using their built-in cameras and then interpreted by software. Depending upon what type of device you’re using, there are different QR code scanners and readers available. They range from simple ones that will allow you to read directly from your camera to more complex scanners that can read codes from webpages, photos you’ve already taken and so forth. There are different readers for different devices, so if you have an Android phone, for instance, you’ll need a different reader than you would for an iPhone. Here’s a comprehensive list of QR Code Readers and Scanners with links to download.
- Check the latest Tweets from a Twitter stream
- Automatically “like” something on social networking sites
- Add information to someone’s contact list
- Send someone to a URL
- Send an instant message
- Send someone to an Android Market page
- Send people to a maps page with directions to a destination
- Send a link to a WIFI network for Android
There are many different uses for these humble little squares. Here’s a list of everything a QR Code can do.
- Very large or small codes
- Codes that are far away
- Codes that are smudged or defaced
- Codes that have too many design elements added to them
If your own code is causing errors, consider removing any design elements from it and starting over. If you want to get creative with your QR code design, keep testing your codes through trial and error until you reach the perfect balance of design and functionality.
Our QR Code Analytics system gives you the freedom to create, track and manage multiple QR Code campaigns. It generates detailed scan and page analytical reports that show you when, where and how people engage with your QR Codes. It can be used to create QR Code campaigns for websites, videos, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, smartphone apps or any other mobile website. It creates QR Codes with logos, vanity URLs or shortened URLs, and generates QR Codes in many formats including vector formats such as eps, svg, and pdf.
The destination that the QR Code leads to can be modified without changing the code itself. The redirection can also be scheduled to happen on a specific date in the future or after a certain number of scans.
Depending on how the campaign is set up, analytical data like pageviews, realtime hourly scans, unique scans, time on site, demographics, bounce rate, goals, GPS location, and device type are available. The reports are interactive and generated in realtime.
Other features the software supports include batch creation of QR Codes for vCards/meCards and Calendar generation, batch campaign setup, and QR Codes for PURLs.
Have more questions about QR Codes? Feel free to ask us using the contact form on the bottom right of this page.