What is a QR code?

A QR code is a Quick Response square-shaped barcode that can be scanned by smartphones to quickly provide additional information about a product, open a website, send an email, or to quickly transfer contact or vCard information to a smartphone. If you scan the QR code on this page with your smartphone QR reader app you can easily and quickly add my name, email, website URL, and other contact information to your cell phone contacts list. (I purposely left my phone number off of this particular QR code.)

Bradenton Website Design QR Code
Bradenton Website Design QR Code

Many smartphones today are shipped with a QR reader app already installed. If you do not currently have a QR reader app on your smartphone, you can download a free one for your iPhone from the iTunes store or use Google Play if you have an Android. Simply do a search for “QR reader.” Once installed, all you have to do is click on the app, place your phone over or in front of the QR code, and usually within two seconds it reads and/or records the information. This can be helpful when shopping and you want to find out more information about a product before you purchase it. If I am talking to a potential client, I can quickly call up my QR code on my smartphone. Then he or she can simply take out their smartphone, scan my QR code, and quickly add me to their contact list, all in a matter in seconds.

The contact QR code made for this blog was created for free on:


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