Questions tagged [qr-codes]

Quick Response (QR) Codes are a type of 2D matrix barcode designed for fast readability and large storage capacity. QR Codes are used primarily in advertising materials as a way to track and encourage engagement.

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Do people use QR codes?

I want to let people install a mobile app after visiting a physical shop. My first go-to was a QR code, but I was wondering if people actually use them. Should I give a second option? What are your ...
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using bar-code scanner within website

I'm a backend developer who wants to put together some decent fullstack service for the community (entirely non-commercial): a shared library. User is supposed to scan a barcode on a book to save the ...
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Cultural differences in QR code usage between eastern and western countries

Even though I have only had limited travel experiences in Asian countries like China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, it is evident that there are plenty of cases where QR code is much more pervasive in ...
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Why QR Codes payments services have a much broader adoption in china than in Europe or US?

I wonder why the asian users love the QRs, whether the western users don't ?
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Are QR codes more effective than text links in any particular setting?

I'd love to see some conversion comparisons pitching QR codes against regular text URL's.
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Bluetooth vs. QR code for exchange of user-generated writing pieces

I'm building an app that allows users to exchange pieces of writing (i.e. short stories) that they have written with each other. The idea is for the app to be very quick, so you find another user and ...
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Sharing information between users on QR codes - better to pull from a server?

I'm building an app that revolves around users scanning each other's QR codes and sharing information. This would be the main feature of the app, but often times the information in the QR code can ...
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing. [2018 update: As of iOS 11, the iPhone's ...
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UI for displaying a QR code on a broken screen

Suppose a user wants to display a QR code on their screen, but either the screen is dirty, or cracked. I want to allow the user to have the option to split the QR code into sections so it can be ...
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Which gets more interactive: QR code or shorten link?

I am making a poster and I would like to add a document so that anyone who is interested can see further details. At first, I thought that using a QR code would make it look cooler, but after reading ...
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Mobile Deep Links from Emails

I'm looking to send an email to our users that directs them to our app. This uses a mobile deep link (custom URI scheme) that we have been successfully using for a while now. If the user presses the ...
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Good way to make loyalty card app

A friend asked me to make a loyalty card app for their store, so that the customer gets something for free for every n-th purchase. What is the best way to do this that can not be faked by the ...
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Integrate a QR code scanner in my Android app or call one via Intents?

For my current project I need to integratie QR code scanning in my app (which will be available for both Android and iOS). The QR code contains info that sets up the app for the rest of use case. For ...
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What is the optimal QR code size on screen?

One of our clients requests us to put a QR code to his contacts page, and I would like to get to know what is the optimal size for a QR code on screen. (in px) - considering that the average screen ...
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Is my suspicion correct, that QR codes will be a short-lived standard with little effect?

We are all starting to see the square, scannable QR codes on billboards, advertisements, etc. I have been increasingly thinking that this standard will not last long. My logic is this: Any handheld ...
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What are the most adopted use cases for QR codes? Do alternatives or variations provide better user experience?

I know that QR codes are used a lot in some cultures (e.g. China and Japan) but are there any statistics on world wide and/or country specific usage? To be honest, I've never seen anybody use a QR ...
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Are QR Codes good UX?

I have been falling in love with QR Codes, the little nerd in me jumps with joy at all the possibilities and even the action of interacting with physical things with my digital device is enthralling. ...