The QR Code – Thank you Denso and Toyota
I'm going to talk to you today about this point cloud that we see more and more in place of the barcode : the QR Code.
QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response. It was created by the Japanese company Denso-Wave in 1994 for tracking car parts in Toyota factories. In 1999, Denso-Wave published the QR Code under free license. This contributed to the spread of the code in Japan.
The successor to the barcode
At the end of the years 2000, it has become one of the most popular two-dimensional codes in the world. In Japan, this practice was already widespread in 2003. However, we had to wait a little later in Europe for this system to spread.
If you have a smartphone, several effective QR Code readers are available for free.
The reader stalls on the three squares and instantly deciphers the coded information.
The French never do like the others
Attention, QR codes are however different from Flashcodes, created by French telephone operators, who are also the only ones to use this system. Indeed, Orange still uses it. Readers can understand both systems but the encoding is different. The flashcode is much more limited in volume of information.
The multiple possibilities of the QR Code
QR codes are therefore universal and now allow the user to be directed towards a specific objective. Indeed, upon decoding on the smartphone, they direct a link to an email address, a website, a telephone contact card or even the automatic dialing of a telephone number.
You will even find pre formatting to create a QR Code oriented social networks, business or text. I recommend the site Unit day on which I generated the code
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