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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

You can add quite a bit of visualization to your QR codes, see for example https://github.com/x-hw/amazing-qr Some examples of that page: If the QR code will be shown on a screen you can even use an ...
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Do people use QR codes?

TL;DR: Not that popular currently but might become so again in the future. In your case I'd look for an additional option if possible. Edit: Because of RonJohn's comment and the many people who ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

I prefer the custom solution because ... well, because it's custom and gives us aesthetic and emotional design options If this is your graphical solution and your collaborators prefer a practical ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

Let's look at each of your options in-depth. Barcode Pros ✓ Well-established technology. Can be used with many types of hardware. ✓ Familiar; recognizable. ✓ Requires minimal image processing. Cons × ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

As your team (and other commentators here) concluded, I would go for the QR code. Most Pros and Cons regarding QR codes have been already mentioned here, but one relevant detail hasn't been shared ...
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Do people use QR codes?

In the US and Western Europe it's not used much. The stats are actually quite dismal. I see very few applications generating interest in QR codes. Skiing and hiking trails where one doesn't need to ...
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Do people use QR codes?

I've actually done a fair amount of work with QR codes in the past. It all depends on their implementation. If you simply slap a QR code on a poster - not so helpful. If it has a purpose and an ...
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Do people use QR codes?

Also - you can customize / brand your QR codes to make them more visually intriguing – so long as you build in around 30% error correction. Here's a couple of examples one some I did (way back in the ...
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Do people use QR codes?

You should have a QR code, whether on screen or paper. It is important to note that both Android and iOS come with default QR readers. QR code is the easiest way to pass a URL. Unless your application ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

This might not give you an answer directly but some more to think about. Where are the codes being placed? Is it a sticker? Is it shown digitally on a screen? How big will it be? Can it easily be ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

It is a good idea to look at history and see what was done then to learn lessons from the past. I strongly urge you to NOT use barcodes or bland QR codes for identification or categorization of ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

What about barcode plus custom image? This way you have both standards compilance and visual appeal. Example:
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UX when showing multiple QR codes, but making sure people don't accidental scan the wrong one

Approach for Future: Create only a single QR code I would create a single QR code that redirects to a page that shows the most ordered products. Being a webpage, it would always be up-to-date since ...
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Are most QR codes just used to encode URLs?

A QR code makes it simple to scan in a URL both technologically and for the user. The QR symbol is easily recognizable to anyone in the world. There isn't any need to indicate "Scan here" ...
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Are most QR codes just used to encode URLs?

The advantage of using URLs instead of 'plain text content' is that you can use them in multiple situations: users who don't know of your application/service (probably the majority out there) can be ...
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Do people use QR codes?

Just yesterday I used a new Amazon feature where I bring an unpackaged item to be returned to the UPS Store, show them a QR code, and be on my merry way. It was incredible. I'm seeing more and more ...
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QR vs Barcode vs Custom Code

You should use the system that works best in the specific environment in which it will be used, and each option you've presented have different strengths and weaknesses. You mention: To avoid this, ...
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Subdots in 2D code?

OK, so I did some research, I think your first hunch about this being a "bug" or at the least, an issue with the printer. From my understanding the scanner will probably just ignore the ...
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Do people use QR codes?

I think the fact that even Chrome support a feature to provide a QR code for a web page instead of using links suggests that it is popular enough that it is accepted by just about everyone in the ...
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Do people use QR codes?

I think you should provide multiple options that people are likely to have, and let them choose. That might include: URL (if it's dead easy to remember/type) App name (so they can search for it in an ...
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Do people use QR codes?

Definitely I would go with QR Code. But I will also show them icon and name of the app; and a website. On website you could have a link for ios/android app. The people who use QR code will find it ...
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using bar-code scanner within website

You can Yulia, I'll give you a scenario of how things will work: 1- You need to prepare and generate a QR Code for every book in the library. As a developer, I think you know lots of tools which can ...
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Cultural differences in QR code usage between eastern and western countries

It has mostly to do with whatever technology first took off. But there are claims of cultural amplification as well. It is generally considered that the launch of Alipay (that used QR codes for ...
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Why QR Codes payments services have a much broader adoption in china than in Europe or US?

There are many reasons including cultural ones but the primary reason is the West's facility with the Latin alphabet. The cognitive load for someone who is not raised with the Latin alphabet is far ...
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Sharing information between users on QR codes - better to pull from a server?

I think it will depend entirely on exactly how much information you would like to store. After a certain point QR's storing the data directly becomes unwieldy if not impossible. Taking a look at this ...
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