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Orangutan (™) Ltd - Online QR Code builder


Based on the phpqrcode library by Copyright (C) 2010 by Dominik Dzienia

What is a QR Code ?

A 'QR Code' (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is machine readable and designed to be read by smartphones.
The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background (as seen below the menu on all www.scarycodemonkey.com© pages). The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data.

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Please use the tool below to build your own QR Code Image
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Step One : Set your Parameters

Options :
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(contd.)... Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. The QR code was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR codes now are used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users (termed mobile tagging). QR codes may be used to display text to the user, to add a vCard contact to the user's device, to open a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), or to compose an e-mail or text message. Users can generate and print their own QR codes for others to scan and use by visiting one of several paid and free QR code generating sites or apps. Google also has an API to generate QR codes.

QR codes storing addresses and Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or almost any object about which users might need information. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the telephone's browser. This act of linking from physical world objects is termed hardlinking or object hyperlinking.

QR codes can be used in Google's mobile Android operating system via both their own Google Goggles application or 3rd party barcode scanners like ZXing or Kaywa. The browser supports URI redirection, which allows QR codes to send metadata to existing applications on the device. Nokia's Symbian operating system is provided with a barcode scanner, which is able to read QR codes, while mbarcode is a QR code reader for the Maemo operating system. In the Apple iOS, a QR code reader is not natively included, but more than fifty paid and free apps are available with reader and metadata browser URI redirection ability. With BlackBerry devices, the App World application can natively scan QR codes and load any recognized Web URLs on the device's Web browser. Windows Phone 7 will be able to scan QR codes through the bing search app in the upcoming release

(Source : Wikipedia - QR Codes)

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Geek Inside !
Using QR Codes on your website, included in advertising and on business cards means that people with modern smartphones can capture your embeded message with one click of a button rather than spending ages sifting through multiple menu's and typing with fiddly screen or phone keyboards :-

Use of this tool is entirely free :-

You may use it as many times as you wish, and we suggest that it is useful to add a QR Code image somewhere prominent on each of your web pages to assist your mobile visitors to bookmark and re-visiting your site - it also helps to promote the usage of QR Codes , which www.scarycodemonkey.com© fully supports. For those of your visitors that may not know about QR Codes and want to know more about how to use them on their mobile browsers - you can link back to us here at www.scarycodemonkey.com© using this Link :
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