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What is a QR code?

3 September 2013 No Comment

A QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode that is readable by smartphones. It allows to encode over 4000 characters in a two dimensional barcode. QR Codes may be used to display text to the user, to open a URL, save a contact to the address book or to compose text messages. “QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE  INCORPORATED.

To read QR Codes with your smartphone, you need an appropriate software installed on your phone. For Android-based devices, you can use Barcode Scanner by ZXing. On iOS-Devices like iPhones there are also QR Code readers available on the AppStore, for Example i-nigma. On Firefox OS try QR Code Scanner. On Symbian devices, you can use Mobiletag barcodes reader for example.

If you use a modern web browser (recent versions of Firefox or Chrome) and have a webcam, this site allows you to scan QR Codes with your web browser. You can use this to send a link from a phone to your desktop browser for example.

Are the QR Codes generated on this site restricted to personal use?

No! There is no restriction of any kind. You can use these QR Code images for whatever you like, also commercially. Please note that the word “QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED. If you want to use it, you have to add a trademark comment. Please see here for details.

What are Dynamic QR Codes?

The content of a QR Code cannot be changed once generated. What is sometimes referred to as a Dynamic QR Code, is a QR Code pointing to a static URL that hosts the actual content (e.g. the real URL). The hosted content can be changed after the QR Code has been printed.
After signing in with a Google Account, this site also allows you to generate Dynamic QR Codes (available under My Codes). They can be handled exactly as our normal QR Codes. We automatically create a static URL for you that points to your actual content. We provide simple view tracking for these Codes. You can also enter a Google Analytics Tracking ID for advanced tracking.
This service is offered completely free of charge without any restrictions.