Saturday, June 2, 2012


 So this is a QR code.  

You see them and maybe you don't give them a second thought.  You should.  Everyone should.  QR codes hold the magic fun of secret messages, remember, from your childhood?  Oh, you're that old?  Well, these have to be decoded with a Smart phone.  With QR codes businesses share savings, directions, contact information, videos... but first you download a scanner app, point your camera at the code and then check out the QR code message.

You can also scan this with any device equipped with a camera that can download a scanner app, such as a Blackberry or an iPad.

QR codes: NOT Just For Businesses 

Look at this image, the QR code has bee colored to match the graduation announcement and it launches a video of dear Melissa walking across stage.  Included is a message to scan this code and see this special moment.  I think this is just wonderful use of QR code.  If you can not make this type of invitation yourself, there are QR code artists who will create the code and the invitation for a small fee.

QR code can also be used to keep track of valuables like with this (found this here), just print a page of QR code labels and affix to your personal items.  Yes, yes, of course you could just be old school and write your name and number on a label.  Yawn.  Why do you even have a phone?  For calling people?!  You are under using your technology, smart guy.  Got to and they can create very attractive labels for your inventory.

Jessica and Terrance, a lovely couple, used QR code as part of their wedding journey.   With QR code, you can launch a map with preloaded directions, include a phone number in case your guests are running late and want to call ahead.  A QR code could also be used to save the date in calenders with a quick scan.  In time, the happy couple could use QR code to share the birth of their little one, or invite you to their new annual holiday party.
Hopefully, now I have you thinking about QR codes.  Use them in your life and be sure to include a written website address for all the people you know who aren't yet QR code savvy.  Since you're cool now and know, "Hey, I could use some some QR code in my life" or if you are only moderately cool and want to appear even more so, just contact to help you come up with a custom design that flatters your special event to full effect.

Where image sources are not included,  just scan the QR code =)

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