QR Codes or Scan Bar Cube Used in Mobile Shopping.
Welcome to LilacsNDreams everyone! I have seen this topic at different times about these QR codes, or scan bars. I read them, and then make notes to myself that I need to work on it more myself. Do any of you use them? Have you found them to be useful, and beneficial to your sites and what you do? If so, please share for those of us who are still learning.
I know there are people who put these QR codes on the back of their business cards which will drive people to their websites, market place, blogs, and etc. It's another good way to get your name out there, and to have people find you even quicker. Also, it maybe is a good thing to consider in order to keep up with technology of today too. Here is one article at Mobile Marketer that covers some things in more depth for you to read about.
For those who have the iPhone, Smart Phones, or can get the applications on your phone what you do when you see when of these scan bars is simply point your phone to the bar cube, and the lazer will read the information that is embedded, translates to your link, your company name, your location, or a contact number too. It will automatically bring up the information for you, and you can then click to go to the site, or just view the contents of the scan cube too. Imagine that! All of this within the palm of your hand too!
Most websites are mobile friendly, and my understanding is that it is suppose to be simple to make these codes, and it can be done for free too. Hmm, makes this more tempting, right? I have noted a few sites that I had found to use for making this QR code if you are interested. You should be able to make it, and then download it to your computer to then use it for where you want it used at. Here are some of the QR sites I found to share with you.
http://createqrcode.appspot.com (google approved and simple)
http://blog.qr4.nl/QR-Code-Branding.aspx (more in depth and can offer more choices)
Another way to think of these QR codes is it is just another way that you can extend the information that you share in real life about your website, your business, your blog, and whatever it is that you do. Another great way to get exposure. Look at how many people are using cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, phones that they can get these applications too. Technology keeps growing, and this is another way to go along with that growth too.
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