A QR code (abbreviation for Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.
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 created to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.
Google's mobile Android operating system supports QR codes by natively including the barcode scanner (ZXing) on some models, and 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 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.
So what does this mean to you?
You can now liven up your marketing campaigns with Atlantic Text QR CODING technology!
Customers are able to scan your advertised QR Codes with their mobile phones to receive URL links to your company website, or more information from you via text, or a multi-media file.
For example, the QR Code shown here at the top of this article will prompt the user to send a text to our keyword. Give it a try!
This code can be advertised everywhere! – On websites, advertisements, your business cards, signs, you name it.
Generate QR Codes With Ease
Our state-of-the-art QR Codes can also be used as a tool to help you grow your customer contact database. Once your customized QR Code is scanned by the phone user, it will compose a SMS with your keyword, which will then add their mobile phone number into a contact list on your Atlantic Text account!
And that’s not all – in the next few weeks, you will be able to generate unique QR Codes so you can launch your own Sweepstakes Campaigns and give your Mobile Coupon Campaigns an innovative edge!
Show your customers that your business is at the forefront of technology when you use Atlantic Text QR Codes.