QR Code – What it is and how it works.

Cos’è e come funziona un codice QR.

Have you always wondered what a QR code is and how it works? Now it’s time to find out!

What is a QR code?

A QR code is a two-dimensional, square-shaped barcode composed of patterns of black and white pixels. Its main function is to store information and data and make it easily available through the sole use of a smartphone or tablet.

QR stands for ‘Quick Response’ and emphasises the speed with which the code is able to deliver the information hidden in it.

What information can a QR code contain?

A QR code can contain a particularly large amount of data. There are several types of information that can be deciphered by scanning it. Let us look at some of them:

  • Internet sites, URLs and web pages;
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • Business cards and contact information;
  • Graphic content: images, photographs, videos, music;
  • PDF and similar documents;
  • Payment forms and links;
  • Links to cloud storage services, e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox.

How do you scan a QR Code?

Most recently manufactured smartphones and tablets are equipped with a built-in QR code scanner, so all you have to do is open the camera and frame the code to get access to the data.

Don’t have a built-in QR code scanner? No problem! There are numerous free apps for Android and iOS that act as QR code scanners that you can install on your mobile phone.

Are you ready?

Now that you know what a QR code is and how it works, you can move on to the practical phase: visit our website and easily create your own QR codes for your business or leisure activities.

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