What is a QR Code?
A QR code, short for Quick Response code, is a two-dimensional barcode that can be scanned using a smartphone or QR code reader. It consists of black squares arranged on a white background, typically with a square shape.
QR codes were invented by a Japanese company called Denso Wave in 1994. The development of QR codes was led by Masahiro Hara, who created them to improve the efficiency of tracking automotive parts during manufacturing. Since then, QR codes have gained popularity worldwide and are used in various industries for different purposes, such as marketing, payment systems, and information sharing.
QR codes have a wide range of applications and can be used for various purposes, including:
- Website links: QR codes can be used to direct users to a specific website or landing page. For example, businesses may include QR codes on their promotional materials or product packaging to provide quick access to their website or online content.
- Contact information: QR codes can store contact details such as names, telephone numbers or email addresses.