How to Scan QR-Codes
We have talked a lot already about using QR-Codes in your marketing materials.
But it just occurred to me that we should explain a bit more about how they work . . . .
By the way . . .
I am going to feature some businesses using QR Codes in our Blogs. So let me know if that is you!
First of all, you need a smartphone with a camera, such as iPhone, Blackberry or Android.
Next you need an iTunes account to download apps from the App Store.
All pretty standard, and most people have these now.
Next, search in the App Store for “QR Code” or “QR Code Reader” or “QR Code Scanner” or similar.
I instantly found 25 that are for the iPhone, ranging in price from free to $0.99
Download the app and run it.
A camera window will open.
You view the QR Code image in the camera window, and at the same time, the software will recognise that it is a QR Code and scan it.
You don’t even have to press a scan button!
The software will then decode the information that is stored in the QR Code image and present it to you or take an appropriate action such as opening a webpage, or a new email or a phone number to call.
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What should you do now?
1. Download the app and try it out with the QR Codes on our website.
2. Look for how other businesses are using QR Codes.
3. Think about how you might use them in your business, work or at home.
4. Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
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