iOS 11 introduced native QR code scanning directly into the camera app!
This is a huge step in terms of customer reach and ease of use for all iPhone owners. Your potential customer base has now grown automatically.
All QRReady QR Codes can be scanned and used with ease from any iOS device. Simply open the Canera app (built in) and position over any QRReady QR code. Users will be asked to open your website as normal.
We’re happy to announce new updates to our QR Code Designer tool!
In addition to choosing foreground, and background colors you can now set the background color to transparent. This allows the QR Code image to be placed on an existing photo and use that as the background color.
You can also choose the error correction level for your QR Code. Each level has its benefits so use the best one for you. Below is a breakdown of each error correction level, the higher the error correction level the more complex the QR Code will appear:
Low – 7% error correction level
Medium – 15% error correction level
Best – 25% error correction level
High – 30% error correction level
We’re also introducing our QR Code Styles. You have several choices for how the QR Code will appear when rendered. There are currently 4 styles to choose from; Default, Outlined, Rounded, Disconnect.
Please let us know what you think of the updates, or if you have any questions in the comments!
We’re happy to announce that you can now automatically brand your QR Codes with our newly added QR Code Branding Feature.
Many times our customers find themselves downloading a QR Code and opening it up in photoshop to add their own personal branding or logo. This can now be done automatically when you create a new QR Code or by updating an existing QR Code.
Your chosen Branding Image will be centered and scaled (maximum of 25% of your QR Code,) which is small enough to not lose the ability to scan the QR Code.
You can find the QR Branding Upload under QR Management.
Once you upload a Brand Image, you can Create a new QR Code and add the Branding Image.
If you want to add your Brand Image to an existing QR Code, simply ‘Edit’ the QR Code and choose to add your Brand Image. You can then download the new QR Code with your Brand Image imposed on top.
Enjoy the new Feature, and know that we’re working hard to bring you the best QR tools possible.
Our Customers love the ability to require a password for their QR Codes. Most of them work in teams where they need to collaborate with other team members. One request was to be able to allow team members to view Password Protected QR Codes without having to pass around passwords to view them.
So without further ado, we’re proud to announce that you can now do just that! We’ve also added an expiration date option to Read Access Users. This will allow you to set it, and forget it.
Read Access can be turned off at anytime afterwards, just click the “Revoke Access” button on the manage page and its off. Don’t forget to take advantage of the expiration date too. It just makes life easier!
As always, let us know what you think in the comments.
Welcome to your one stop shop for Augmented QR Codes (AQR). Augmented QR Codes are intended to add functionality to existing QR Codes. QR Codes on their own are pretty basic and have not held up to consumer demands for interactive marketing content. Our revolutionary AQR Codes do not interfere with existing QR Codes, in fact they’re still standard QR Codes! So no need for proprietary software, any QR Code reader will work.
The intent of this blog is to be transparent about features and direction related to our products and how we can best provide you or your organization tremendous value using an existing and tested format; the QR Code.
We have developed a unique approach to using QR Codes that extend their intended purpose well beyond the limitations imposed by the architecture of the QR Code design specification. We give you complete control of your QR Code after you have released it to the public. This way you don’t have to reprint marketing material when you want to update your QR Code content. This can be done seamlessly with a few clicks without disrupting the consumer experience.
Features such as password protecting, disabling, redirecting, hosted content and usage statistics (among other features) are built into our AQR Code System. If you ever need to contact us please leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
Also, be sure to set up an account and try out our service free for 2 weeks by visiting the account signup page.
Check back to learn more about what Our Augmented QR Codes are and how they can benefit your business!