What are QR codes and why are they useful?

Posted in News

2 Jul
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What are QR codes and why are they useful?

In the days following the outbreak of Covid 19 businesses have needed to adapt. This includes the use of QR codes. These can be a mystery t some so here is an explanation of what they are and how to use them.

QR codes are everywhere: you can find them printed on the packaging of your latest gadgets, you can find them on business cards, included on presentations at conferences, you can even see them painted on buildings. People and companies use them to store and distribute all kinds of information, in a manner that is quickly accessible to anyone with a smartphone.They are used now in restaurants for menus Have you seen how a QR code looks? Did you scan one? Do you know what a QR code does?

How do you scan a QR code?

The easiest and the most common method to scan QR codes is to use your smartphone and a QR scanning app. There are countless QR scanning apps in Google's Play Store, and there are also plenty of such tools in Apple's App Store. Usually, all you have to do is to point your smartphone's camera to a QR code, and the QR scanning app translates it.

Your camera will read the code and tell you to click to go to the website of the business. It is a quick and easy way to access information. This opens up a great deal of information to many many more people. The Journal has a QR code to enable our magazine to be read in a number of languages.

As the world turns to technology more and more it is things like QR codes which offer information at our fingertips.
 

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