QR codes storing addresses and URLs and are now beginning to appear all over the place; on advertising hoardings, buses, bus stops, business cards, in magazines, on walls of museums or on just about any object about which the public might need information. When scanned by a smartphone equipped with the correct reader application, these barcodes instantly download information. They can display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone’s browser.
A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hardlink or physical world hyperlinks.
QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed and has since become one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. They were created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994 and have been common in Japan for some time.Information largely taken from Wikipedia.
*Either click on or focus a suitably enabled camera phone on any one of the QR codes for direction to its web page.
When focusing your mobile on a Next Bus Sign’s QR code, the time of arrival of the next bus will be displayed in moments.
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