QR codes

A QR code is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone.  QR stands for quick response.  It is different from a standard barcode in that the data is stored in both directions and can be scanned vertically OR horizontally.  They are mainly used for providing quick links to websites, but have a variety of more complicated uses when combined with other functions such as providing more information or then comparing similar products.

Where does this QR code take you?

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Download a couple of QR readers… for example:




There are a number of price comparison apps…

ShopSavvy, BuyVia, Purchx, ShopAdvisor, ScanLife  – US

Where’s This From, OrSaveIT, my Supermarket, Snap & Save, Basket Buddy – UK







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