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What is a QR Code?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by neddy, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. neddy

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    I've been reading posts about QR Codes lately, and at the risk of embarrassing myself, I didn't have a bloody clue what people were
    on about! (I am a troglodyte in some regards.) :)

    So today I see an article entitled: "eBay opens QR Code Store on London High Street", and I think to myself I better investigate.

    http://www.powerretail.com.au/news/ebay-opens-qr-code-store-on-london-high-street/

    And for those who share my lack of knowledge (and you don't have to admit it), here is an article that may help:

    What Is A QR Code And Why Do You Need One?
     
  2. DnEbook

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  3. neddy

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    My apologies to Billy01 - I didn't see his post.

    Anyway, I was just talking to another old codger domainer, and I'm pleased to say he didn't have a clue what QR codes were either! I feel a bit better now. ;)
     
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    me too

    checkout the Avatar

    Cheers
    Corey
     
  7. neddy

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    Birds of a feather Corey ......... ;)

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    We use these in magazine ads at work and soon on product packaging to link to youtube vids etc
     
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    we use them in real estate ads at work
     
  10. DnEbook

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    soon all smart phones will come with a reader and then the world will fully embrace them
     
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    Just received a document entitled "21 ways to use a QR code"

    Let me know if you would like a copy
     
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    I remember reading this article from AVG back in June and thinking it was interesting:

     
  14. payattention

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    eBay is only opening a temporary store for 5 days; hardly worth a mention. QR codes are just like 3D tech - sounds cool but just isn't practical in the real world. DEFCON has some good talks on barcode hacking which from a nerd perspective is interesting but nothing more than that.

    If it ever takes off, you can rest assure I will be running around train stations, posting my own QR codes on billboards that auto "Like" my Facebook pages :p
     
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    Aldi

    I'd say they have caught on Aldi are already using them in their mail catalogues for kids xmas presents. Try and find the video i previously posted.
    So best you get printing those "like" codes!
     
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    This site helps you generate branded QR codes rather than just the standard black and white ones... http://en.unitag.fr/qrcode
     
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    A bit of color helps if doing a t-shirt or something ...... cheers
     
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    QR codes are very popular, at my work they have run a few campaigns with them in newspapers.

    Also every time I pick up the Real Estate magazines in Sydney now they seem to be filled with QR codes.

    My coffee shop at work has gone for over kill but and has like 4 QR codes lol...

    But the funny thing is they were invented by Toyota in like 1994, they own the patent to them but they do not go after it lol.
     
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    Are consumers using them though? That's the question! There is a lot of marketing going on but my guess is most people don't even know how to use them or what they are. Most phones don't work with QR codes out of the box either.

    I don't think consumers want to scan any type of barcode which is probably why a lot of self service machines in supermarkets are being shut down and/or removed. I'd say the behaviour laps over.
     
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    Good point. I'm from an older generation, and I can tell you that heaps of people from my genre wouldn't have a clue what they are. I didn't until a couple of weeks ago. :eek: