If you always thought that only big companies can create a QR code and not you, then change your views because now everyone can have their own QR codes custom-made for their Facebook or Twitter profiles or anything else.
Firstly, What is a QR code?
QR is short for Quick Response. A QR Code is a matrix barcode or a two-dimensional code, readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and your smartphones.
How will a typical QR code look?
A QR code looks something like the picture next to this text. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information is encoded in it. It can be text, URL or other data.
What does the code consists of ?
The figure speaks for itself. Just take a brief look at it to get a basic understanding. You can see what different colored blocks show. Anything beyond that is out-of-scope of this post. You are now done with basics of QR code and can now move on to next.
Why do I need one?
QR codes are a rage these days. They will simplify your life in the days to come. The reason why they are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store more data, including URL links, geo co-ordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can easily scan them.
How to get one for myself ?
JumpScan is the answer for your question. Take a look at this 40 seconds video after which it becomes very easy for you to understand the whole thing.
JumpScan combines all your contact and social media information for quick, on-the-go, mobile sharing.
1. When you sign up for a JumpScan account you plug-in your name, email address, web site, a small bio, and phone number, as well as your Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter account names. It’s not mandatory to input all the information mentioned above, you can input only that you want to display on your profile.
2. Save the QR image and share it.
3. Anyone who scans the QR code will be directed to your mobile-friendly profile page with your contact information and social networking links.
JumpScan is a free service and requires a simple web-based registration.
So, Whats next?
No more typing, texting, searching, entering and memorizing names and numbers. Just generate your own JumpScan QR Code, and anyone with a smart phone can take a picture of the image, which automatically links to your personal JumpScan page.
Think of JumpScan as a physical link to your virtual world.
Point>Click>Connect. It’s that easy.
About the Author (Author Profile)Nikhil Chakravarthi is a Software Engineer by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. He is in Love with just one thing - Technology. He is from Silicon Valley and enjoys simple living.
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- Custom Qr Code | All About QR Code | March 31, 2011