Information about the QR Code generator
QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codes in which information is depicted by black and white dots (so-called "square data dots" or "data pixels"). If the contrast between foreground and background is high enough and the image is not inverted, it is also possible to use colours. 2D barcodes can be compared to one-dimensional barcodes, as seen on products in supermarkets. In contrast to these barcodes, QR graphics can contain up to 3000 characters on a relatively small space. The information for the QR Code is encoded according to ISO/IEC 18004:2006. The high density of information and many available reader application make QR Codes an ideal marketing instrument: QR Code reading apps are available for almost every smartphone with a camera (e.g. iPhone, Google Android, Blackberry, Symbian). The graphic can also be scanned and decoded with older mobile phones with a camera – there is free software (e.g. i-nigma) even for less widespread platforms.
The history of QR Codes
The QR Code was invented for the automotive industry. Toyota asked their supplier Denso Wave to develop a barcode for safely and easily identifying components. QR generators were originally used in industry. Because of the outstanding error correction performance (they can be read even if up to 30% of the surface are destroyed) and a lot of applications, the QR Code quickly made its way around the world.
Create QR Codes yourself
Just type your text, URL, an SMS or your contact data here on goqr.me—the QR Code is created automatically, ready for you to download or embed on your website. You can of course also use the QR Code on your products or printed material like flyers or business cards. This way you create a direct connection between the products you tag with the QR Code and the internet. Mobile, everywhere and at any time.
QR Codes make it possible to directly transfer a link to a mobile device. This greatly lowers the barrier to visit a website with such a device. But there's more: You can also transfer your slogans, phone numbers or even complete business cards in the vCard format can be encoded with our QR Code generator and transferred to mobile devices.