Saturday, April 2, 2011

QR Code addition

Hi everyone!
If you take a look at the right sidebar on my blog you will see that I have added a QR code there - which has a link to this blog embedded in it.

What's a QR code you ask?
A QR code (short for Quick Response code) is a 2D barcode that is readable by Smartphones, which has information embedded in it like text or other information - even contact info, but it can also direct the phone to open a specific URL (website) using your browser, send a text, make a phone call, etc.  Marketers are using these more and more to provide information and offers to their customers - they are like paper-based hyperlinks.

To read a QR code, your Smartphone needs to have an app (like ScanLife or other) that uses the phone's camera to read the code or Blackberry messenger V5.0 which has a built in reader in it.

So, now if you want to pass my blog information on to a friend without having to type out the URL - just "right click" and save the QR picture and then forward it to a friend.  Or you can scan it yourself to access my blog while you are on-the-go! Fun!

Until next time, have a great day!

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