Friday, January 13, 2012

What do you do when you see a QR code?

QR Code for the SABC Media Library's blog on mobile
You scan it! That's what you do!

Why? Because you want to know what it is all about!

How? By using your smartphone and a QR Code Reader.

Steps on how to scan a QR code:

1. Download a QR Code Reader for your phone.
    Try QR Code Scanner Pro for Blackberry (free). I have it on my phone.
    It looks like this:
QR Code Scanner Pro
 Or Kaywa Reader:
 It looks like this:
Kaywa Reader
Or Neo Reader:

There are countless QR Code Readers that are available for free.
You are welcome to let us know what you are using?

2. Open the Code Reader application on your phone when you spot a QR Code.

3. Align the code with your scanning screen on your phone.
I see that I have to keep my phone very stable and ensure enough light.
QR Code Scanner Pro screen shot

But other applications such as the Neo Reader immediately recognises the code and tells you which link has been recognised:
Neo Reader being used by Obakeng Phiri, our intern

4. If it does not automatically opens up in the link on the Internet, you are asked to click on the link to go to the required information.

5. Well done! See the required information/link/info on your mobile phone! (No need to look it up elsewhere!)
SABC Media Libraries blog (mobile)

Related post:
QR code for the SABC Media Library's blog

Post by Karen du Toit, Afrikaans Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives.

1 comment:

  1. QR codes make it easy and really convenient, its like taking a picture so you can access the digital world.


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