Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Before we begin, a QR code stands for “Quick Response” code. It consists of tiny black and white dots, which you can use for many ways, with the help of your phone (or a special decoder). The most popular uses of QR codes are redirecting users to some URL, and also adding a new contact etc.
If you have a Smartphone and if you have a QR code reading application, then you can save all the hassles of manually typing anything as this code takes care of everything for you.
If you wish to create a QR code, pointing to some URL, then the internet is filled with many services which offer you their services in doing so.
However, the easiest way to create a QR code is by using Google’s URL Shortening service – Goo.gl , a service which lets you also create QR codes for URLs.
To begin, go to http://goo.gl and enter some URL and click on the Shorten button.
Now, copy the shortened URL to your clipboard and add the suffix “.qr” to it.
Here is an example:
Another reason why I recommend this to you is that you can easily right click on the image and select the “Save as” option to save it to your desktop.
Another Time-Saving tip:
If you would like to change the size of the QR code image generated, then you can simply edit the URL of the image. For example, in the below sample, edit the 500 value to something as per your choice