Google’s link shortener, Goo.gl and Bit.ly have both added the capability of creating and tracking QR Codes from within their platforms.
The movie clip above is quite informative, but one QR Coder (listed below) says, “Despite being one of the best looking (and one of the more popular) QR scanners out there, the AT&T code scanner passes everything you scan through their Website where they are undoubtedly collecting data on what is being scanned. We therefore place it in the Evil category – avoid this one unless you want old AT&T to see what you are scanning.” Furthermore their new service is limited to one-year, after which you will probably be expected to subscribe to retain access to your “free” account.
For more than a decade, more than half of people are accessing the Internet via smart phones or handheld devices. If their phones can take a picture, they can most likely scan QR Codes. Recognized as perhaps the most important recent development to revitalize print advertising, QR Codes have been around since 1997. With the rapid growth of smart phone technology, they are now becoming mainstream.
QR stands for quick response. Scan one and you immediately are taken directly to a Website or provided with a text that can contain telephone numbers and other cvontact information. And now they can do even more like… qrstuff.com and the following:
- Canva’s free and easy QR Code Generator creates well-designed QR codes in a few clicks.
- Delivr – generates a QR Code for each mobile-friendly URL
- Itsmyurls – All your social media links in one QR code
- Myqr.com – URL shortener and QR code generator rolled into one (plus AT&T warning)
I appreciate you pointing me in the direction of another great QR resource… I will revise and add BWScan.com to the list.