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Create Your Own Mobile Phone Barcode Thingy

Sam Deering

So today I finally decided to “Create my Own Mobile Phone Barcode Thingy” aka Universal QR code for the jQuery 4u blog. It allows fast scanning with a mobile app to take users straight to social networks such as twitter, facebook and youtube.

jQuery4u Blog QR

scan into the matrix

The easy setup

Select your social networks…




Click generate! That’s it!


What is QR?

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]
Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process,[2][unreliable source?] the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.[3]

source: Wikipedia

Why use QR?

Using a QR code in your campaigns is a unique and engaging way to interact with your customers. Place QR codes on your business cards, company stationary, promo stickers, product packaging, catalogs, direct mail, print and magazine ads, billboards, and coffee mugs to direct viewers to a particular how-to video, let them check in your venue, get them to follow you on Twitter and Facebook, or point them to a mobile-friendly landing page that promotes a new campaign.

Create your own!