QR Codes: How Do They Work?
Maybe you've seen QR Codes out and about on your daily adventures, but you may be wondering what you're supposed to do with them and how they can help you? The following should help you acquire a better understanding of how these barcodes can help to make our everyday lives that much more convinient!
In order to take full advantage of this quick QR Code uploading, you will need a smartphone! Many smartphone on the market today are coming equiped with QR Code reader software. However, if you're smartphone has not been recently released on the market, it's very possible you will need to download and install the barcode scanner software yourself. If you do find that your smartphone does not come equipped with the necessary software, be sure to keep in mind that certain QR Code readers are only compatible with certain smartphones. For example, if you own an iPhone, be sure to download software that is compatible with your phones specific software and not programmed exclusively for, let's say, an Android phone.
Once you have the QR Code reader installed into your smartphone, you must open the code scanner application and use your smartphones camera to snap an image of the code. You want to be sure that you are keeping your hand as steady as possible when taking the picture and that the entire image of the QR Code is captured. If either of these issues arise and the code image comes out blurry our partially cut-off, the scan may very likely fail. This situation may happen from time to time and is not a big deal, just delete the failed QR code image and try again. Depending on the type of scanning software you have installed, your application may take up to thirty seconds to resolve your desired link or decode the specific information contained within that particular QR Code. Most commonly, this process will bring you directly to the specific URL affiliated with the business, company or individual affiliated with that specific QR Code.
If you are currently in the market for a smartphone, you may want to make sure you find one that has the QR code scanning software already installed.