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QR codes, short for quick response codes, are two dimensional barcodes that store data in both a vertical and horizontal path. This allows the storage of a much larger amount of information than a traditional barcode. A QR code is a square box that contains, usually, black and white pixelated boxes. It is the placement of these boxes that contain the coded data.

While typical and simple QR codes are black and white it is possible for a code to be generated with some personality. Colors and logos can be added to make a QR code that fits the needs of the company or business that is generating the code. Businesses and individuals can create QR codes by using QR generating software that is readily available online. There are many companies that offer this service. All it takes is a little research to determine which one is right for you.

QR codes can be scanned and read by anyone with a cell phone that has both a camera and internet access. Smartphones are often shipped by the manufacturer with an application preloaded on the phone for this purpose. If your phone did not come ready to scan QR codes it is simple to choose a reader and download it to your phone. Most QR scanners are free of charge and easy to use.

Once scanned a QR code can direct the user to a mobile friendly website, a URL, or some other media with information about the business that generated the code. They can be found in many places and are a quick and effective way to get information or even savings on products and services.

These codes can be found on products and store shelves. They are being seen on billboards and advertising media. QR codes are even appearing in hospital, libraries and restaurants. The uses of QR codes are limited only by the imagination of the creator and their marketing team.

When you see a QR code it is easy to take out your phone, enable the app, and let the scanner do the job it is there for. You may be surprised by what you see on the screen of your smartphone. And if you are pleased by what you see you can save it to your phone for future use.