Ever since QR codes were first invented, it is evident that they have come a long way. QR codes were invented in the mid ‘90s. During this time, QR codes were being used only for tracking car parts. This is not the case anymore. The use of QR codes has been on the raise ever since they were invented. Many people have today found more than one way that they can use QR codes. Most of the people who have embrace the use of QR codes most is business owners. They save information that they think can be of use to their clients on QR codes for their customers to scan.
QR codes bridge the gap between businesses and clients. This is because QR codes can be used to encode different type of information about a business, for example an email address of the business owner, their phone number etc. There are also some business owners who choose to link their business websites to QR codes.
QR codes have become very popular. Not only because they can be easily created, but also because that they can be easily scanned using QR code scanners or readers that are available on the internet and can be installed on smartphones.
Smartphone QR codes – QR code readers for smartphone
You no longer have to carry around large bar code scanners to be able to scan a QR code. There are QR code scanning applications that are available for smartphones. There are smartphones that come with an already installed QR code scanner. However, do not feel left out if your smartphone did not come with a pre-installed QR code. You can download a QR code scanner that is available for download from your phone’s app store.
Smartphone QR codes – How QR code scanners for smartphones work
Once you have installed a QR code scanner on your smartphone, scanning a QR code is very easy. All you need to do is focus the camera of your smartphone on the QR code that you want to scan. The QR code scanning application will automatically scan a QR code and decode the information contained therein.
There are other QR code readers that require you to take a photo of the QR code that you want to scan and save it in your gallery. Open the QR code reader application and select the picture of the QR code that you have taken from your gallery. The QR code will scan and decode the information contained in the QR code in a matter of seconds.