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The History of QR Codes

Birth of the mighty QR Code

The QR Code (short for Quick Response Code) was originally created by a subsidiary of Toyota called Denso Wave. The QR Code was used to track vehicles as they moved through the production line process. Since its birth QR Codes have achieved ISO Standard status and have been adopted by many organisations throughout the world including Australia,  America & Japan.

How QR Codes Work

If you haven’t seen a QR Code yet grab a magazine or newspaper, flick through it and you should be able to find one, now follow the steps below:

  1. Grab your smartphone (iPhone, Android, HTC, Nokia – or any other smartphone)
  2. Open its QR or barcode scanner application (you may need to download an app – this will only take a few seconds)
  3. Point it at the the QR Code and see where it takes you!

It’s that simple and only takes a few seconds to start using QR Codes.