Over a year ago we published an article about a Barcode_128 bar code generator component. In response to that article, some users requested a QR code generator component. QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a popular two dimensional matrix bar code that was invented by Denso in 1994. It has since become an ISO/IEC standard.
QR Code readers are freely available for iPhone, Android and other smart devices. Using a reader to read a QR Code allows information to be easily entered into the smart device without the tedium of having to use a small cramped keyboard. The information could include website URL, phone number, physical address, order, part number or contact information.
The QR code below contains the text: “http://www.swishzone.com”
Most QR readers recognize a website name and offer to open a browser window that refers to the site. If you have a mobile device with a QR code reader installed (eg. ZXing) you should be able to scan the image and then optionally browse the swishzone.com website.
QR Codes are a convenient way to publicize your website or business to mobile devices through conventional media: Posters, billboards, stickers, T-Shirts or other merchandising goods.
A QR code in a shop window is a great way for people to obtain information about your business from its mobile website if they arrive after normal business hours.
QR Codes are also a convenient way to allow the transfer the URL of a mobile specific website from a desktop computer into a mobile device.
The QR component described by this article allows users to create their own QR Codes.