You might have seen one of these codes recently and been wondering what it is.
It’s a QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code). This is a type of code made up of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.
The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; and is fast becoming popular in the UK as well.
Anyone with a Smart Phone (iphones, android phones, blackberries, etc.) can scan this code with a QR reader app (available for free). They’re then redirected to a website, sign up form, video, picture, a twitter follow page or a Facebook like button.
It makes it very easy for you to redirect people to the exact place online you want them to go without them having to type in a long website address.
Where to get them from
Just Google QR code generator to find lots of options. I used http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ to generate the one in this blog post. If you scan that one it will take you to the Make Sport Fun Twitter page.