QR Codes – Their History

The history of QR codes traces back to the need for a more efficient and versatile barcode system.

The traditional barcodes at the time could only hold a limited amount of information horizontally, and scanning them required specialized equipment.

Denso Wave aimed to create a barcode that could store more data and be read easily using consumer devices like smartphones.

Over the years, QR codes have evolved to include more advanced features. Enhanced versions, such as dynamic QR codes, allow the modification of stored information without changing the physical code.

This versatility has made QR codes even more valuable for time-sensitive applications and campaigns.

Image of a girl holding up a mobile phone showing a QR code..

Today, QR codes are ubiquitous, appearing on product packaging, billboards, event tickets, and even on TV screens.

They have become an essential tool for businesses to provide convenient access to digital content, engage customers, and track marketing campaigns’ effectiveness.

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QR codes, or Quick Response codes, have become an integral part of our digital lives, serving as a bridge between the physical and digital worlds.

These two-dimensional barcodes were first developed in 1994 by Denso Wave, a subsidiary of the Japanese automotive company Denso Corporation. Since then, QR codes have become here

Here are some examples of the types of QR Codes available and by no means are they the only ones available.

They can be created in your website colours with your logo in the centre or even in the shape of a product such as a car or a burger and many more.

If you would like to see more shapes please contact us at hello@qrcode-magic.com




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