QR code tracking
Content Provided By: Kara Cullen
QR code tracking was created in 1994 to track vehicles during the distribution and manufacturing process. Created by Toyota these two-dimensional barcodes are designed to allow its data and information to be decoded at high speed, with amazing accuracy and tracking capabilities. The data amount stored in the QR code depends on the amount of characters, the version and error capacity level. Initially used to track car parts in manufacturing QR codes offer a much wider range of applications used today. QR code tracking by mobile phone or reader scanner makes commercial tracking, transport ticketing and product marketing possible. In June of 2011 one study showed that 14 million people scanned a QR code or two-dimensional barcodes.
QR code tracking is achievable only after creating your QR code. A QR code contains an embedded URL that launches the phones mobile web browser. The QR codes are distributed in many different ways, they could be via ad, on a sticker or poster, on a billboard or publication or basically anywhere else you can imagine. A consumer sees and scans these two-dimensional barcodes with their smart phone enabled barcode readers and instantly receives ample amounts of data.
Some of the more popular QR code tracking:
- MeCard QR code allows mobile users to scan code and is programmed into your address book. It saves tons of time and cuts out human error. These sometimes called contact QR code cards are perfect for events, business networking and any other need for exchanging contact information.
- Vcard QR code are QR codes that are often used same as meCard to exchange contact information but can contain much more information than the meCard. Perfect for business people that do a lot of business out of town. May containing job title, phone numbers, full address with zip code and what country.
- Email QR codes when scanned provide the mobile user with an email address. The email QR code is ideal for an advertisement that a mobile user can quickly respond too.
- Plain text QR codes are much different that all others, these barcodes reveal a clue or answer to riddle. These QR codes are very easy to create and when scanned the scanner reader application will encode the barcode and reveal the message.
A QR code or Quick Response code is a matrix or two-dimensional barcode. QR codes consist of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a solid white background. These two-dimensional barcodes may contain many kinds of data. The three kind of data stored in QR codes are binary, alphanumeric or Kanji symbols.