Quick Response Code (QR Code)
Definition - What does Quick Response Code (QR Code) mean?
QR codes were created by Denso Wave, a Toyota subsidiary, in 1994. Although they were initially used to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, their use in mobile phone applications continues to grow. They are often found on signs, in print publications, on business cards or in any context where users might seek additional information.
Techopedia explains Quick Response Code (QR Code)
Data can be translated into a QR code through a QR code generator. Users enter the data they wish the QR code to display and the generator turns it into a symbol that can be printed or displayed in electronic form. Many QR code generators are available online for free.
Scanning applications for reading QR codes can be downloaded (often for free) to smartphones, allowing users to simply point the phone’s camera at the code to scan it. The application then interprets the QR code and utilizes the data from it by displaying a Web page, playing a video or providing some other type of content.