Today we are looking at a software application to help you with QR Codes.

If you are unfamiliar with the QR Codes, please review an EXCELLENT post on QR Codes here.

The software tool for this week is quiQR (pronounced quicker) by Studio Tentpole.

The image to the left is the contact information for me.  It includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Title
  • Email
  • Website
  • Phone
  • Address

Creating this image (the whole point of this article) is very straight forward.  You can use the quiQR program or a website (such as http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/) to generate the QR code image.  If you use the quiQR program you can email yourself the image which it creates and then use it however (and whenever) you need it.

Finally, you can use the program to READ the QR codes on websites, business cards, advertisements and anywhere you find a QR code.

On the iPhone (and I am sure there are equivalent programs on the other smartphone platforms) the program allows you to import the information straight to an existing contact, or one can create a new contact.

Here in the U.S., we are ‘behind the times’ with QR codes compared to some of the other countries (Japan especially).  I am talking with a printing company who are fielding calls from their clients requesting more information on QR Codes.  If you have a digital printing vendor, they will be able to do QR codes.  If they cannot, have them contact me if they want help.

I realize that this technology is rather new for most people.  However; for those with larger sales force and marketing departments you might want to pass on this post.  No time like the present to get accustomed to QR codes and get a small advantage over the competition.