New day, another API. We needed a QR Code Generator for a new feature that we’re building (coming soon), so we released a public service for it. Hope you can use it in your own projects, too.
It’s built on the same scaled infrastructure that runs Shareaholic and powers functionality across over 300,000+ sites, so you know you can trust it to perform — reliable, customizable, and fast to help you grow your brand.
What are QR Codes
QR codes are a popular type of two-dimensional barcode that can easily be read by mobile phones. They are often used to code actionable text, such as a link (for example, to an online restaurant menu or shopping cart link), a file (for example, a Dropbox or Google Drive link), Google Maps pin, contact information, a telephone number.
Examples from the Wild
You have probably seen them on business cards, flyers, brochures, product packaging, food packaging, stickers (for example, link to re-order consumables), posters, stationery, banners, tickets, print adverts, billboards, catalogs, digital signage, TV commercials, coupons, giveaways, conference badges.
The possibilities are endless to drive consumer action with QR Codes.
How to scan a QR Code
On Android and iOS devices, simply open the camera app and point it at a QR code for a few seconds, until it comes into focus — there’s no need to take a photo. The camera app will automatically detect the code and show a notification. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR Code.
Give it a go! –