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What are QR Codes?

QR Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcodes. Unlike a conventional bar code ( EAN-13, Code 3 of 9, UPC), the information is encoded in a square, allowing you to store large amount of alphanumeric information.
This codes are easily identified by its square shape and the three little squares located in the upper and lower left corners.
Qr Codes format

How to generate a QR Code?

On our website we provide you a QR code generator. From our generator you can easily create your own QR , using a simple form, so that you can use them in your projects, websites, business cards, etc. .. It’s fast, easy and free!


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What can a QR code be used for?

Although the initial development of the thse barcodes intended mainly for use in the automotive industry, today the ability to read them聽 from mobile phones and devices allows the use of QR in countless completely different applications of original as it can be:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Corporate stationery (business cards, catalogs)
  • Internet, websites, blogs

What type of information can be stored in QR codes?

A QR is an easy and simple way to interact with a mobile device and allow actions to be carried out automatically with the terminal, such as:

  • Open the URL of a web page or social profile
  • Read a Text
  • Send an email
  • Send an SMS
  • Make a phone call
  • Save an event to the agenda
  • Locate a geographical position on a google maps
  • And much more …

How to read QR Codes?

Now you just need the tool that allows you to read QRs on your mobile phone or SmartPhone.
There are multiple QR code generator for most mobile brands (Samsung,iPhone, Huawei, and much more including android, ios and others) find the appropriate reader for your phone and start from now to discover what lies behind each QR

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QR Code and health / QR Codes aplicationsChina hasset up a Covid-19 coronavirus control system based on the use of an app for cell phones and QR codes. Keeping the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in check in a country so vast and with so many millions of inhabitants appears to be an impossible challenge. For this reason, China, in a strong bid to use technology and mobile devices, has launched a system based on Big Data, a mobile app and the use of QR codes to identify the possible degree of affectation of individuals and thus limit/control their movements. How Does the Coronavirus Control System With QR Codes Work? Users must install an app on their cell phone that is responsible for generating and assigning an identifying QR code. This QR can have three states, like a traffic light. Depending on the user’s health status, the app assigns them a QR that determines their degree of mobility.   QR Color Status Mobility Level Green No Virus Allowed Amber Danger of Contagion 7-Day Confinement Red High Danger of Contagion 14-Day Confinement In order to leave home, people must have the app and therefore the QR code generated by it. The QR Code needs to be scanned in order to access public venues such as shops and restaurants, as well as government offices or buildings in China. Features of the COVID-19Control App The application, called Suishenban, can be installed either as a standalone app or bundled with the most commonly used apps by Chinese citizens such as Alipay and WeChat. Alipay and WeChat are the most installed apps in China. Alipay, from the Asian giant Alibaba, is an online payment application, while WeChat is the Chinese equivalent of WhatsApp. With this strategy, the Chinese government ensures massive implementation. Citizens must first register online, where identification data such as name, ID number, address, etc. are collected, and then provide additional information through a questionnaire that includes data on habits, travel, contact with affected people, and questions about symptoms. Finally, users must give the app extensive permissions on their mobile device, including, of course, geolocation. Among the measures that have been adopted, drones fly over cities with a QR code, so that those who have not yet done so can scan a QR to install the application. Repercussions of COVID-19 Control Implementation As assured by the Chinese government, the system is based on a massive analysis and cross referencing of information from different databases and sources such as mobility data offered by the telephone operators themselves, means of transportation, geolocation of QR code readings, purchases and payments made. Citizens must update their data daily by entering body temperature readings if they do not want to see the QR code change from green to red, and therefore have their mobility limited. The system has therefore become a monitoring tool in a country where individual freedoms are already seriously in question. The government has a system for monitoring in real time the activity, movements, habits, activity and social interactions of millions of citizens. Not surprisingly, although similar measures or systems are being considered in other countries, such systems are in direct conflict with data protection laws and individual privacy rights among others. The QR code here is the least important aspect. The fact is that technology has made it possible to replace the old identification bracelets or tags with a color-coded traffic light in the form of a QR. Fonts: https://www.france24.com/es/20200313-china-el-c%C3%B3digo-qr-para-detectar-el-covid-19 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/business/china-coronavirus-surveillance.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/01/chinas-coronavirus-health-code-apps-raise-concerns-over-privacy   [...] Read more...
QR readersIn this post I鈥檓 bringing you a test of the Kaspersky QR Scanner, since I left this one out when I recently updated our list of recommended QR code scanners. Among the many QR readers I analyzed was Kaspersky QR Scanner, one of the apps developed by companies (mainly antivirus firms) that offer security solutions.   Testing the Kaspersky QR Code Reader Although it was not included in the list, I found it an interesting reader because of its simplicity and because of a remarkable feature: it reads QR codes “unintentionally”. What do I mean by “unintentionally”? Well, unlike many readers where it is necessary to focus the QR code or barcode in the middle of the reading grid, Kaspersky’s reader finds and detects the code within the image as a whole and reads it easily and quickly. In the time it takes you to center the code on the screen, Kaspersky has already read it! 馃槈 With this QR reader Kaspersky offers a tool that does just what it needs to do: scan QR Codes and barcodes. Don’t expect to find a lot of QR Droid style features, since as an app it’s basically just a reader. Security of the Kaspersky QR Code Reader Against Malicious Websites and Phishing If there’s one thing Kaspersky knows about, it’s security, and this is certainly where the main feature of its QR reader lies: detecting dangerous URLs or URLs with malicious content. Once the reader detects that the code contains a URL, it checks against its database and warns us if that URL is potentially dangerous by displaying the screen below. The user can still skip the warning and access the content of the URL if desired. If you want to test for malware safely, you can visit the AMSO (Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization) website or scan the following QR directly to see the malware detector in operation. Other Kaspersky QR Scanner Features Like many other apps, the Kaspersky reader can also scan other two-dimensional codes such as Datamatrix or PDF417, and successfully scan barcodes such as EAN, UPC, Code 3 of 9 and Code 128. Like scanning QRs, all other barcodes are “caught on the fly”. It’s really fast at locating and decoding the supported codes. One of the few functionalities of the application is its reading history. The history can be consulted at any time and although it does not allow us to export it, it does allow us to access the readings made, and in the case of URLs, to revisit the website. The history shows the dangerous scanned URLs in red. If we decide to visit the link again, the app reminds us that this is a potentially dangerous URL. Configuration of the QR Reader As I have already mentioned, we are talking about a very basic app: the configuration screen only has three configurable clicks. So for lovers of simple things, the app makes it really easy: Sound/Vibration and History. What can be activated on the main screen is the camera’s flash. This can be useful in case lighting conditions are too poor to make a reading. The reader is available free of charge for Android and iOS. I鈥檝e included the links below in case you would like to download it and try it on your device. It may even become your favorite QR reader… feel free to tell me what you think about it! [...] Read more...