QR Codes

What's a QR code?


A QR code is a bar code that contains scannable information. QR stands for"Quick Response"because by scanning it you get instant access to the information it holds.


What it's for?

A QR code is a quick way of presenting information to someone scanning the QR code or directing people easily to your website.

How can I use a QR code?

You can put QR codes on your business cards, brochures and other promotional materials, and on your products and assets and possessions. Anyone scanning this code can be presented with information or your website address

How can QRspot.mobi help me?

On QRspot.mobi you can create your own unique QR codes and mobi website information pages to go with each code. Anyone scanning your code will be directed to the relevant mobi website information page you have created for each code. On this page you can also include a link to your website address QRspot.mobi provides you with all the necessary infrastructure for you to create your own information pages and maps.

What information can I show?

You can put in whatever information you want to show visitors to your QR code.
You can add an optional image and have a map automatically created for you by entering GPS co-ordinates.
You can also add a link to your website address.
You can edit this information at any time.

What can I do with QR codes and QRspot.mobi?

QR Code ideas

The possibilities are endless. You can drive traffic to your website or promote products and services.
You can use them for promotions or for treasure hunts , or for tagging geocaches, or on a medic alert tag.
You can tag assets,products, anything you want people to scan and get information on.You can create a QR code and put it on your keys
or on your pet's collar, or any other items, with a contact information page in case they get lost. Put one on your T-Shirt for a party!


Where can I put a QR code?


Anywhere! You can put them anywhere where someone with a phone can scan them. They can be onbillboards, print media, business cards, on products, in emails, on websites, on phones etc. You could put a tag on your dog's collar with your information.

How do I get started?

Creating you QRspot.mobi information pages each with your own unique QR code is easy. First you must complete a simple registration process, login, and get going. (Have a look at the Getting Started for more information)

What other features are there?

Your QR codes can be put into a defined sequence. So for example, if you're using the QR codes for a treasure hunt or other promotion you can make sure that the 'players' scan the codes in sequence. You can also give them a message or clue if they scan them out of sequence. If you have a login, QRspot.mobi will keep track of all QR Codes that you have scanned so you can view your history and recall items that you've scanned. You can also see how many times your items have been viewed.

How do I create a map?


This is easy. All you need to do is enter the location's GPS co-ordinates and select a map type and zoom level. The map will be automatically created for you, and will be updated if you change the settings.

How do I get my GPS co-ordinates?

This is easy too. You can either use a standard GPS device or your phone if it has GPS. If you don't have a GPS device you can do it on the Internet.To find your GPS co-ordinates try the following website on a desktop Web browser:
Google Maps

What format are the GPS co-ordinates in?

The GPS co-ordinates (latitude and longitude) are in decimal format only. If your GPS co-ordinates are in 'degrees (°), minutes (’) and seconds (")' you will need convert these into decimal format, as follows:

Degrees decimal = degrees + (minutes / 60) + (seconds / 3600). NB: Degrees West are shown with a minus sign.
For example the GPS co-ordinates of London (UK) are: latitude: 51.500702, longitude: -0.126128

How do I scan a QR code?

QR Code

You can scan it with your mobile phone's camera. Most Smartphones and others can read QR codes. Some phones have built in functionality, and for others you need to download a QR code reader. iPhones can do it, Blackberries can do it via the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) "Scan a Group Barcode" option. (See Downloads for more information)



What size must they be?

They can be virtually any size. They could be on a massive billboard, or on a full page spread in the news paper, or on the back of a business card.
A small size can be problematic for some phones to scan so they should be at least 2 to 2.5cm in width and height

What does it cost?

You can create up to an unlimited number of QR codes and information pages and maps on QRspot.mobi for free.

What Web browser should I use?

To create, edit and view your QR code information pages you should be able to use any browser. You can use your mobile phone, or a normal desktop browser. To login and edit your pages your browser must support cookies and have them enabled.

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