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QR Code Generator

Generate any QR Code Instantly with this amazing QR Code Generator. Just select a data type of your choice and enter data into the given field and submit to generate QR code instantly. You can download it and share it with anyone to share your desired text with somebody in the form of QR.

QR Code Generator

About QR Code Generator - Generate QR Code for vCard, SMS, Text, URL, and More

What does QR code stand for?

QR code stands for "Quick Response" code—a registered brand of Denso Wave, invented in 1994.

It's a 2D (two-dimensional) bar code readable by computers (having a webcam), smartphones, and tablets. In a single QR code, you can encode 4296 characters. However, once it is generated, you cannot alter it. If you attempt to change a code, it will result in a different QR code being produced.

The QR code consists of black squares with various vague patterns organized in a square grid on a white background. The data is extracted from those fuzzy patterns.

It uses four standardized encoding modes.

  1. Numeric
  2. Alphanumeric
  3. byte/binary
  4. Kanji

History of QR codes

The first time, a QR code was used in the automotive industry in Japan. Denso Wave invented it in 1994. Its invention gained fast popularity in the market because of its ability to store more data and easy readability. At the start, the QR code was used for time tracking, product tracking, product identification, document management, and marketing.

Today you can use the QR codes both for personal or commercial purposes. You only need to download a suitable application to read those codes on a smartphone. Usually, the QR code reader application is available in all types of smartphones.

Static QR Codes vs Dynamic QR Codes

You cannot change the static QR codes. Once it's created, the information stored in it is fixed. And it does not allow changing of the targeted URL or address of the data once generated. Furthermore, it does not enable you to track the scans' data and only leads you to one URL. The static QR codes are only helpful for personal use. They are not beneficial for business use because of their limitations.

On the other hand, you can change the dynamic QR codes. Once it's created, the information stored in it is alterable. You can track the data, and you can edit your URL or targeted content at any time. For marketing purposes, dynamic QR codes are more valuable. You can track the QR code and track the number of scans. When the user scanned, you can track the scan location (city, country) and user's device type (Android, iPhone).

But the question is, can you switch from a static to a dynamic QR code?

The answer is NO. Once the static QR code is created, you cannot switch it to a dynamic one. The static and dynamic QR codes are pretty different from each other.

Use cases of QR codes

There are loads of creative ideas, how businesses, municipalities, and non-profits organizations can use QR codes to market and communicate better to their stakeholders.

  • The companies can create QR codes with their logo. Scanning the QR code leads the customers to the landing page or the website's signup page without entering the website URL.
  • In business conferences, you have to engage and communicate with a crowd. If you utilize QR codes on your counter or station, interested persons can scan that code and receive your business details.
  • Scanning the QR code helps in sending the message. The customer can only receive the message once it scans the code. It's helpful in SMS marketing.
  • QR code helps you reading the newsletters, email marketing, and monitor your email's performance rates. The user can also continue reading the email on its mobile phone by scanning the QR code. In this way, your email will be accessible on any platform.
  • Scanning the QR code leads the customers to the landing page or the app's download page and starts downloading.
  • Scanning the QR code helps the website visitors view your business location and give specific directions to your business location.
  • Scanning the QR code leads the customers to your social media business pages.
  • The most prominent use of QR codes is in shopping and e-commerce websites. The customers can scan the QR codes for the discount and promos.
  • The banks are using the QR code on their debit cards, and several countries are utilizing the QR code for their identification cards.

Error correction level in QR Code

Error correction level in QR Code means the capability to restore data if the QR code gets dirty or damaged. It's in percentage (%). That shows the percentage (%) portion of the QR code (excluding the corners). If it gets removed or damaged, the QR code remains in working condition.

Several factors such as the operating environment and QR Code size need to be focused on selecting the error correction level.

The users have to choose from the four error correction levels.

  • Select Level L (7%) for a clean environment with a large amount of data. Typically, Level M (15%) is frequently used.
  • Select the level H (30%) or Q (25%) for the factory environment where QR codes get dirty.

How do I get to my QR code?

To get your QR code. Perform the following steps.

  1. Open the QR Code Generator Tool.
  2. Enter all the information needed to create a unique QR code. That can be for your website, business, products, services, or personal use.
  3. Select the image size. It's better to use 250 x 250 pixels, and it's the default one.
  4. Select the error correction level. The default error correction level is L.
  5. After completing all the required entries, click the "Generate" button.
  6. The tool will process your request and generate the QR code.
  7. You can download the QR code or use the code snippet to integrate that QR code on your website.

Note: Before using the QR code, don't forget to test it.

What if my QR Code is not working?

There can be several reasons why your QR code is not working correctly.

  • Check your entered data. Sometimes there are minor typos in your URL that break your QR code.
  • Sometimes, the QR code contains a lot of data. Try to reduce the data. It helps the QR code scanner app to read the data better.
  • Try to remove the logo from your QR code and check if its help.
  • Make sure that there is sufficient contrast between your background and the foreground of the QR code. The foreground must always be darker than the background.

What is a vCard?

The vCard is the QR code that people place on their business cards. So that, on scanning, the interested person can get all the business information saved in its smartphone. You can also attach a vCard to your email and edit the data of your vCard using a dynamic QR code.

Are QR codes standardized?

The answer is yes. The developer Denso Wave published the QR code specification as an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2000 bzw. ISO/IEC 18004:2006).

What is mobile tagging?

It is the process of putting the QR code on some real-world object, mark it with some message or content, or connect it to some landing page. A smartphone can decode/read the QR code with the help of a camera.

Which is better, barcode or QR code?

The barcode is single-dimensional. That means you can scan the barcode in a line. In contrast, the QR code is two-dimensional and can be read both vertically and horizontally. In QR codes, the information can be encrypted, which makes it more secure than barcodes.

How many times can my QR code be scanned?

The generated QR codes are static, will work forever, and do not get expired. The only condition is that you can't edit the QR code again.

Can a Wifi QR code be dynamic?

No, the Wifi QR code needs to be static. Because when the user scans the code, it has no internet connection. For dynamic one, the user has to be connected to the internet.

Note: Protecting users' privacy is our priority.We do not save or reuse their data in any form.