The back of the card had this crazy looking box filled with more boxes. It was a QR code for the doctor’s contact information. Think barcode for information rather than product and prices. It turns out you can create your own QR codes right on your iPhone.
Scan, Read, Generate
My wife and I have been using the iPhone and barcode scanner apps to check and compare prices while we shop. QR codes are different and don’t even look like barcodes.
Even if you don’t have products to sell, generating your own QR codes turns out to be drop dead easy using your iPhone with Qrafter Pro.
I started using Qrafter (the free version) to scan QR codes but upgraded quickly to the Pro version so I create my own QR codes.
Why? As it turns out, the QR codes (Quick Response Code) are able to hold more data which makes it easy for an iPhone’s camera to scan and import.
Qrafter Pro both scans QR codes and creates QR codes. The app can extract information from the codes including, contact information, website URLs (as well as links to iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other social sites), and much more.
Open Qrafter and touch the Scan with Camera button.
Carol and I found plenty of uses for QR codes right away, and it’s actually easy to create and share or upload code images.
The free version simply scans and reads information from a QR code image.
The Pro version does that and gives you tools to create your own QR code images.
Finished images can be saved to your iPhoto library, printed, or shared online. Text can even be encrypted for extra security.
It comes with a built-in safety checker for URLs (and URLs can be opened automatically in Safari or Chrome).
There’s no faster way to share contact information than with a QR code, but it also does email addresses, tweets, phone numbers, all kinds of URLs, and can download contact photos. This is very cool and remarkably easy. Try the free app first, and if you want to create QR codes, go Pro.