Did Apple just resurrect the QR code and how it can help your business?

Give me a try with your iPhone and IOS 11 installed

Give me a try with your iPhone and IOS 11 installed

Hidden in the iOS 11 update, the iPhone camera has the ability to recognize QR codes directly with no additional apps necessary. I always thought the QR code was a neat feature but functionally it was never useful for businesses because it required opening up a separate app and it was clumsy and ineffective. Now Apple has hidden this feature in their update and it is pretty cool.

How to use: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-ios-11s-hidden-qr-code-reader/ 

Want to make a QR code? Start here: https://www.google.com/search?q=qr+code+generator&oq=qr+code+generator

What can you do with QR codes? Here's a list.

URL:

Simply paste a URL of your choice in the destination box and the scanner of your Visual QR Code will be redirected to that webpage. Useful for advertising sites and products, this greatly enhances the accessibility of your product to the public.

vCard:

Use your Visual QR Code to create a contact in your scanner’s address book! Especially useful for business cards, this eliminates the awkward process of exchanging details and printing out endless cards. Simply add a Visual QR code to your card and anyone who scans it will have your contact details automatically entered in his address book. It goes without saying that the more memorable and unique the QR Code will be, the more unforgettable you will be as well J

YouTube Video:

Use your Visual QR code to redirect the scanner to a specific YouTube video. This can be very convenient in how-to manuals and explanatory videos. You do not have to paste the entire URL of the YouTube video, its ID is sufficient for our generator to recognize the desired video.

Facebook:

Who doesn’t have a Facebook profile today? Redirect your scanner to any Facebook profile page and share your product or company with the masses in an instant.

Twitter Follow:

Interested in upping the number of your subscribers? Choose the Twitter Follow option and the scanners of your Visual QR Code will automatically subscribe to your Tweets. The perfect way to spread your message quickly and efficiently.

Tweet:

This is especially useful for sharing and advertising. Any scanner of your Visual QR Code will automatically Tweet the text that you have pasted in the destination box. As you can imagine, the potential for advertisement is endless.

Google Maps:

Ever seen a commercial for a product you liked but didn’t know how to get to the store? Today that isn’t a problem! Simply enter a location in the destination box and the scanners of your Visual QR Code will be redirected to the location on Google Maps and directed there using Waze. Problem solved.

LinkedIn Profile:

Advance yourself in the professional world by advertising your Linkedin profile page via your Visual QR Code. This is an effective way to share your professional details and an excellent addition to your business card.

LinkedIn Share:

Share a URL using your professional network in an instant! All scanners of your Visual QR Code will automatically post the URL to their LinkedIn profile page, spreading your message across the network.

ITunes Link:

As simple as it sounds. Simply paste an ITunes link within the destination box and all scanners will be redirected to that link.

Plain text:

Ever had a special message for a special someone? Use your Visual QR Code as an especially creative way to merge your message into a picture. Anyone who scans the Visual QR Code will be redirected to the text of your choice – a unique, memorable way to pass a message.

Phone number:

Why waste time writing down phone numbers? Using this simple technique, anyone who scans your Visual QR Code will automatically call the number that you have specified in the destination box. Simple. Effective.

Skype Username:

An especially ingenious twist for those who wish to employ their Skype account, our technology enables you to enter a Skype username in the destination box and anyone who scans your Visual QR Code will automatically call that user via Skype.

Email Address:

A real time-saver. Anyone who scans your QR Code will have a “compose email” box opened on their phone that’s addressed to the address that you have entered in the destination box.

Application URL:

Enter the specific application URLs that are appropriate for each phone type (ITunes, Blackberry, Android and Windows) in the four destination boxes that will appear, and our technology will redirect all scanners (according to their specific type of phone) to that app in the suitable app store. An excellent way to advance your app!