How to Use and Create QR Codes: Using QR Codes
QR code readers
The easiest and quickest way to get started using QR codes is to install a reader on your mobile device. Many mobile devices come pre-equipped with a QR code reader, review your devices product manual and FAQ to find out if your device does. Visit the app store on your mobile device to look up a list of recommended readers for your device. Or, check out these readers:
What is a QR code?
QR codes are two-dimensional embedded codes that are designed to be read by QR code readers. Originally QR codes were developed in the 1990's as a form of inventory tracking, however, with the increased usage of mobile devices in later years, QR codes began to be used as a method of connecting mobile device users to specific pieces of web-based information.
How do QR codes work?
Most mobile devices today come equipped with QR code readers. The readers employ the camera on a cell phone or mobile device to translate the code and access the information in the code. QR codes today are used in a variety of applications to connect users to information.
Benefits of QR Codes
- Save Web bookmarks
- Save documents
- Instantly use contact information
- Receive supplemental media (video, audio, images)
- Conference posters
- Tool for professional networking