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QR codes—seeing them everywhere!
And got totally caught up in my
geek-mode playing with them!
QR codes = Quick Response codes
They’ve been around since 1994 and
currently becoming very popular.
Why, you ask?
Because they are easy to generate (I did it!)
and incredibly versatile!
They can: link to your website/blog/Facebook...add contacts to your phone...get directions...send a text/email...advertise your business...store info on your business card...
Yes, could not resist trying to stitch one!
Erich from Black Duck Inc created one,
and dared me to try one too.
So how do you read them?
with your smartphone, iPhone or iPad
(apologies if you don’t have one of those devices and don’t
want to leave you out, so I’ve included a QR code monogram too)
First you need an app for scanning QR codes
I went to the App Store, searched for ZXing, and downloaded this free app called Barcodes Scanner
Then just point your app at QR codes to scan—easy!
Want to make your own QR code?
There are many free sites out there, I found Kerem Erkan has quick and easy to follow instructions.
(suggestion: chose bit.ly in the form to shorten your code)
Now test it on my stitched QR code!
So...what do you think?
Great? Or just too geeky?
QR code monogram as promised…
quiz time...anyone tell me where this QR code takes you?
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!