QR Code Apps

We have talked about QR Codes here a lot, how they are used, for what, who uses them, from publicity banners to magazines and websites alike. But why not talk about the vital thing you need to make use them? Yes, we’re talking about QR Apps both for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.  And believe us when we say that there’s plenty to choose from.

So, which one to pick then? Well, that depends on what need. Like we said, QR Codes can store different kinds of information, from complete chess games to links to websites. So, depending on what you want to read (literally) then that’s the kind of QR Reader you need to get for your device.  Let’s mention a few so we understand more about this:

General Use: This Apps allow you to read most QR Codes and perform the action determined by them, this action can go from showing simple text information to open a browser window and show a specific website and/or content.

Contact Card Reader: This kind of QR Codes are designed to store the contact information of a person and once it’s read on the receiving device, it’ll store this information in the Address Book for future use, the information contained in this QR Codes can go from just a name and phone number to a website, e-mail address and much more.

Application Specific: These are the kinds of applications that are designed to read specific QR Codes and unless the code contains the kind of information that the application is expecting to get the code will not be read. This is used mostly for applications that reproduce complete chess games in a single QR Code.

So, the choice of what QR Application you are going to use will be determined on what you plan to scan. Since you can have several QR Code readers in your device we strongly recommend you pack at least three different ones so in case there’s a code you can’t read you can try at least one more alternative to fetch the contained information.

It is also important to understand that to correctly read a QR Code you need to know the right distance you need to get between the phone’s camera and the paper or screen from where you’re trying to read from. Why? Because you don’t need to press anything once the camera is activated, the software will simply “sense” where the code is and will attempt to read it based on how well focused it is on the camera lens and how close or far it is from it. You’ll notice that QR Code Readers won’t allow for you to use the zoom feature of the camera, either from software nor hardware. This, like we said before, it’s due to the fact the software is reading what the lens receive until it finds something to decode.

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3 Responses to “QR Code Apps”

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  3. Glad you like it! We have a lot of users in the real estate industry since a JumpScan QR code can serve as a virtual “social” business card. Makes connecting that much easier. Appreciate the feedback.

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