Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So, what's that funny looking box above and at the right of this page below my bio box? It's called a QR Code and it's simply a two-dimensional bar code that contains my contact information (Name, email, address, website, phone number, etc.)
Generating a QR Code is super easy. There are several websites out there. Just search online for "QR Code generator." I used this one.
Here's how to use a QR code. First, in order to read a QR Code, you must download a Barcode Scanner on your smartphone. Just search for "Barcode Scanner" in the Marketplace and you'll find it.
After the app is installed, launch it. You will see a red line across the screen. Zoom in on the QR Code. When the code is read, you'll hear a beep and the information contained in the QR Code will appear on your screen.
Here's a QR Code I generated. I'm not going to tell what information it contains. You'll have to read it to find out.