December 7, 2011

QR Codes and STUFF.

I made some new business cards (I use the term "business" loosely).

There's a QR code on the back instead of loads of text. Honestly, I wish everyone used them for their cards cuz it's kind of a pain to manually input names, numbers, websites, twitter handles, G+ profiles blah blah blah. See where I'm going with this? One nicely integrated QR code can do it all. Whatever link you submit, make sure it's mobile-friendly. I used this site to generate my QR codes.

"How do I read a QR code, JC?"

 Aha! I thought you might ask that. This vlog is short and you get a nice view of my lap.

For those who prefer list instructions:
  1. You need a smartphone. Stupidphones don't do QR codes.
  2. Download a QR reader app onto your smartphone.
  3. Point your smartphone at the QR code, as if you were gonna take a picture of it. Make sure you see it in your viewer.
  4. The phone reads the code and displays the info on the screen.
  5. The app menu will offer you the chance to save the info in a number of ways.
  6. If it doesn't work, you maybe need to get your phone's IQ checked.
I heard there was some mistrust of QR codes cuz they're being used for commercial marketing and stuff and folks are sensitive to that. I also heard that you should only read a QR from a trusted source in case of viruses. I plan on using them to enhance print media with cartoons and animation cuz it's fun, fun, fun!

Stay tooned for tomorrow's release of the Pickle Weasel Calendar, complete with QR code FUN enhancers.

A camera that focuses close-up is on my Christmas wish list.