App Wrap: What QR codes can share with mobile devices – News 8


Ads, billboards, product packaging and even business cards now include squares with pixelated black-and-white patterns called “Quick Response codes,” or QR codes.

The codes are like barcodes found on any product, but instead of holding price information for the cashier to scan, they are designed to be scanned by mobile phones to unlock information about the product.

Most mobile phones with built-in cameras can read QR codes, and any mobile app store has free applications for reading codes.

Once an app is launched, the user can point the phone’s camera at the QR code and read information automatically. The device directs the user to an online location, like a product’s website. A code on a business card might lead to more detailed contact information for the person.

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