QR Codes are barcodes generated for use in all sorts of things such as print, billboards, signs and even business cards. Anything that you can print or post to, you can place a QR code on. QR stands for “quick response” and they are to be used on-the-go with your mobile phone. The idea is to scan the code using an app on your phone and instantly receive information about the product. That information may be a phone number, a clickable web site, contact information that immediately adds to your address book, or a calendar event that automatically posts to your calendar.
So imagine driving by a real estate listing (or in my company’s case, a rental property) and you see a sign in the yard. Now you want to know how much the house is listed for, but you don’t really want to call the agent. However, the agent is tech savvy enough to place a QR Code on the sign or rider and you can scan it on your mobile phone as you drive by. Wah-la you have all the information about the listing delivered instantly to your phone. See! You will start to love QR Codes too.
I downloaded the QuickMark app for my iPhone from the App Store thanks to the suggestion of a friend. It cost me 99 cents and so far I have been somewhat pleased with the purchase. Granted, I’ve only been creating my own QR Codes and scanning them to test it out. (I know, I’m a little bit of a nerd.)
It will be interesting to see where this goes and how we will use it, afterall it intrigued me enough to buy the shoes mentioned above.
Remember, I’m still a newb at this. Got any suggestions for me?