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What is a QR code?
QR code (or Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. Just like any other mobile app, it needs internet. Please check to see where ever the QRCode will be placed, that it receives internet.

Why use a Code?
They are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo co-ordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can scan them. Make sure to scan QR codes from trustworthy sources.

On a headstone, the QR code is etched onto a small piece of granite or metal square before being embedded or glued on to a gravestone. OR it can be sandblasted directly into the headstone.

How do you use a QR code?
IOS11 (iPhones) now can scan QRCodes using your camera. Otherwise, there’s other free apps that can read QR codes (we like Barcode Reader or Google Goggles in the Android Market).

Can I make one myself?
You can generate free QRCodes but here is my question to you: If something goes wrong and it’s for your grandmother’s headstone, would you know what happened and how to fix it? Free QRCodes also display popup ads you won’t be able to take down.

Will my QR code “expire”?
No. The QR codes and any underlying short URL’s, however temporary monthly scan limits may apply, depending if the QR Code provider has given you a “Free non-subscribed, non-registered seller” QR code.

Are your QR codes from a trustworthy source and are there any limits on use?
The short answer is Yes. These limits only apply to dynamic QR codes that use our (optional) URL shortener – QR codes that do not use our URL shortener (static QR codes) have no scan limits.

Today QR Codes have a number of purposes, including transport ticketing, entertainment, commercial tracking, and product labelling/marketing, just to name a few. You can find QR codes being used to:

  • send audiences to a website for browsing
  • bookmark a webpage
  • initiate phone calls
  • send short messages
  • send emails
  • access information
  • get coupons
  • view videos, slideshows or images
  • purchase items
  • process orders
  • advertise products, etc.

QRCode your events: Use a QR code on event materials that leads to a virtual version of your event packet and allows attendees to travel light. Include an e-ticket, travel directions, map, handouts and any other relevant information your guests may need.

How do you scan a code on Iphone?
The only built-in iOS QR reader functionality is contained within the Wallet app on iPhone and iPod. To access the scanner, open the app, click on the plus button at the top of the “Passes” section, then tap on Scan Code to Add a Pass.

QR Code Reader By Scan or QRafter (if your iphone does not come with Wallet app) – FREE

GooglePlay QRcode scannerFREE

Who Developed the QR Code?
In 1994, DENSO WAVE announced the release of its QR Code. The QR in the name stands for quick response, expressing the development concept for the code, whose focus was placed on high-speed reading/scanning.

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