This morning I have downloaded my own QR Barcode from http://www.scanme.com/ The Barcode Look like this:
If you are reading this, have a smart phone and are wondering what this barcode is – download a free scanning application (eg. Scan from QR Code City on the iPhone) point your camera to the barcode right above this text and my online information such as my LinkedIn and Twitter Pages will come up on your phone.
So what is this barcode and what does it do? Taking information from the Scanme About Section of their Webpage:
“What is ScanMe?
Scanme allows you to create and manage a unique QR barcode. This enables anyone who scans your barcode with their smartphone to see what you want – such as options to connect with your social media sites with one-click.
What is a QR barcode?
The Quick Response (QR) barcode is one of the world’s most popular types of two-dimensional barcode, readable by virtually all scanning apps on smartphones in any orientation.
Why should I barcode myself?
If you don’t know someone’s phone or email address, barcode scanning is the most effective way of sharing details quickly, enabling them to save and use your information immediately on their phone. If you’ve not tried it before, download a free app (see homepage) and scan your barcode. You’ll love it, or your money back!”
If you have a smart phone with a camera – download a free scanning application (eg. Scan from QR Code City on the iPhone) point your camera to the barcode and my online information such as my LinkedIn and Twitter Pages will come up.
I think this is pretty cool and could serve a whole number of purposes. If you see these barcodes anywhere have a quick scan with your phone and find out just who is behind that barcode.