This is a QR coded image. If you scan it with the appropriate software, it will display the words: QR – a minimanual. You can insert it on any webpage by pasting in the following code:
<img src=”http://qr.kaywa.com/img.php?s=8&d=QR+-+a+minimanual” alt=”QRCode”/>
QR codes are appearing everywhere. A public library may display a code in its window so you can access its facilities outside opening hours. You can download software by pointing your smartphone camera at a QR image and taking a picture.
To do this, of course, you need a QR reader, but apps for this purpose are available for iPhones and Android devices, for instance from
If your desktop or laptop PC has a camera, you can even read QR images in magazines by holding up a page and photographing it. A unique Windows app for doing this is
And here’s the QRcode for that webpage:
But you will want to generate your own QRcode images, which is where it really gets interesting.
There are add-ons for Google Chrome (http://bit.ly/ChromeQRgen) and Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mobile-barcoder/) for creating the code for whatever webpage you are viewing (or selected text on that page):
(If you scan the above image it will work.)
But you are not limited to just QR-tagging webpages. If you go to
you have more sophisticated options, including URL, text, phone number, or SMS.
Here’s a QRcode we generated earlier. Scan it enjoy!