Guest Author - Kathryn K Free
Different Types of QR Codes ~ Part Two
There are thirteen different types of QR Codes. These types range from simple text messages to G.P.S. codes. This week we will look at six QR codes.
Why don’t you see if you can find any of these barcodes around this week. Email me and let me know what you found, where it was found and what information was displayed. I will list some of the unique ones next week.
SMS TEXT MESSAGE QR CODES
SMS QR codes produce a text message formatted to be sent when scanned. The short code populates the number field and the message populates the text field. Many companies are using this type of QR code for subscriptions, coupons, specials and other services they offer. Making a restaurant reservation is another good use of the SMS text message QR code.
GPS MAP COORDINATE QR CODES
GPS QR codes are especially good for real estate agents and companies. They allow people to scan them for directions to a listing. Business can use the GPS QR to give directions to their business or activity they are sponsoring. When scanned the location will be brought up on your phone and then by clicking the navigation option directions will be available. Most android phones uses will use Google maps for directions from the GPS QR code.
SOCIAL MEDIA QR CODES
Social Media QR codes are a perfect tool for getting more likes for your website or business. Place a Social Media QR code on your business window. When scanned it will post back to Twitter, Facebook, 4 Square that someone liked your business.
When utilizing the Social QR codes you will be instantly more popular with every scan of the phone.
WIFI NETWORK INFO QR CODES
Wifi Network Info QR codes make is easy for businesses to share their wireless information privately and easily. Mobile devices will be able to use your wireless network when they are in the area or at a meeting in your office. Smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful and need additional bandwidth. When adding a Wifi network they are able to stream videos without any
ANDROID MARKET QR CODES
Android Market QR Codes are becoming more popular. When scanned the android market ‘specific APP’ page is brought up for instant download. This helps consumers find your mobile APP easily and quickly.
PLAIN TEXT QR CODES
Plain text QR codes are unique. When scanned they will produce a message on your phone. Treasure hunts, clues, special incentives, prizes are a few ways you can use a plain text QR code. These QR codes can be created easily and you can virtually encode any length of text you would like.
So. . .how many QR codes have you scanned this week? Were they different? Could you tell which type they were?