2 What is a QR Code “Quick Response” QR Code Data Capacity: Many types of barcodes … see for more info and examplesQR code is an open standard.QR Code Data Capacity:Numeric Code = 7,089 characters maxAlphanumeric code = 4,296 characters max
3 History Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994 Used for tracking parts during vehicle manufactureQR = Quick ResponseCan be decoded at hi speeds and from any direction – position detection patterns
4 Uses and Applications Most common: encode the text of a URL Convenience-oriented applicationsAimed at mobile phone/device users = mobile tagging
5 Convenience Oriented Apps: Open a webpageDisplay textDisplay/add Contact info to deviceCall a coded phone numberOpen & address an to coded addressOpen & address a text message to the coded phone numberHighlight a geographical location
6 How to Read a QR Code Mobile device must have a camera Start the QR reader appPoint the camera at the code – orient code within designated area
7 How to Create QR CodesMany QR code generator sites on the web… they are free to use.
16 TestingEnsure scanner reader/app is appropriate for your mobile deviceTest for compatability & full functionality of QR codeTest different scanner readers/appsI don’t think I really have to emphasize how important it is to test your codes.Does your code do everything it’s supposed to? If not, check your reader….. Is it appropriate for your device, specifically the version, OS model of your device?Looking for a scanner app for your device?App storeGoogle: “device name” qr readers
20 Object hyperlinkingObject hyperlinking aims to extend the Internet to the real world by attaching tags with URLs to tangible objects or locations. These tags can then be read by a wireless mobile device and information about objects and locations retrieved and displayed.- WikipediaSo what is really going on in the previous real world examples is - object hyperlinking.
21 “Finally, the greatest importance of QR codes could lie not in their specific use, which may be superseded by newer codes and interpreters, but in the opportunities they offer for moving away from keyboards as input devices in learning environments.”February 2009
22 Please see next presentation: QR Codes in Education