What is QR code?

QR Code

QR code, or quick response code, is a 2D barcode in the form of a square which contains several smaller black and white squares. It is like a new version of a barcode.

These QR codes are only readable when using a device, such as mobile phones or tablets, and other QR code reading devices.

Usually to use the system, consumers can simply download a reader app from their app store.

Once the code has been scanned, users will be directed to a page with information regarding a service, product, area, etc.

Find out how QR codes have been built into some streets on the next page.

Name of Technology:

Quick Response Code

Year Introduced:

1994

Invented by :

Denso Wave

Open Source or Proprietary:

Proprietary

Main technology category:

eCommerce

Patent:

Yes

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