Do you know what a QR Code is? You may be wondering what all those square shaped little black bar-code looking things are that are popping up everywhere? Well, that is a QR code. A Quick Response Code is a 2-dimensional bar code that when scanned by a QR Scanner spits out text and/or URL’s. Not so intrigued yet? You should be….taking the world by storm, QR codes are the way job searches are going, shopping for clothes is moving, and biz info is being disseminated.
The QR code is a fast-rising phenomenon showing up everywhere and anywhere from business cards to your local zoo.
Having the code on your biz card allows the recipient to quickly access your website and/or contact info. The QR codes at the Pittsburgh Zoo allowed my boys to readily retrieve a web page with more info on the specific animal that they were visiting.
BUT, you can only do this if you have a QR Scanner which is easily available to download to your flavor of smartphone.
This week’s Groovalicious Gotta Get is a QR Scanner. Whether you love, adore, or abhor technology…it is here to stay! QR Codes are becoming increasingly more incorporated into daily life – both professional and personal. Your kids are using them, so should you…..
I personally use the QR Reader for iPhone. It is free and a no-brainer to use. You just open the app and hold above the code and POOF – there you have the info!
Do you already use a QR Scanner? Which one? AND — share with us what you use it for (what makes it a Groovalicious Gotta Get)?
AND – if you missed last week’s Gotta Get — check here for this must-have mompreneur tote.