QR codes(Quick Response Codes) are getting popular these days as almost every smartphone have a QR code reader installed in it. QR Code has large storage capacity as compared to UPC barcodes and has fast readability. All major mobile OS platform, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian have separate QR code scanner applications.
You have seen QR codes on retail stores, smartphone apps website or on advertisement hoardings. Have you even though of providing your vCard, SMS, website URL or other text message in the form of QR Code? If yes, then an Chrome extension is here to help you.
The QR Code Generator add-on for Google Chrome generates QR Code for provided text. It generates code for URLs, text, phone numbers, contacts or SMS. You can encode over 4000 characters in a two dimensional barcode. While reading from a smartphone QR codes opens a URL, save a contact to the address book or to compose text messages.
You need Google Chrome web browser to use this app. Open/click on the link provided above in Chrome browser and install. In the App Section you will see a new icon for QR Code Generator app.
QR Code Reader Apps for Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone:
To read QR codes with your smartphone, you need an appropriate software installed on your phone. If you use an Android phone than there are plenty of app available like Google Goggles, Neo Reader, Barcode Scanner, QR Droid and others, that read and open QR code data in web browser.
On iOS-Devices like iPhones, there are also QR Code readers available on the AppStore, for Example i-nigma and Google Goggles. Symbian natively supports QR Codes but you can also use third-party apps like Mobiletag barcodes reader.