Tech­nol­ogy avail­able in se­lected apps

Business Traveler (USA) - - TECHNOLOGY OF THINGS -

QR codes, first de­signed for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in Ja­pan, are a type of ma­trix bar­code gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity com­mer­cially due to their quick read­abil­ity and gen­er­ous stor­age space.

Mo­bile text and voice mes­sag­ing ser­vice WeChat was one of the pi­o­neers of in­cor­po­rat­ing the tech­nol­ogy into ev­ery­day use for iPhone, An­droid, Black­berry and Win­dows-based op­er­at­ing sys­tems. Today, over 438 mil­lion users can use smart­phones to scan QR codes and add new con­tacts to their WeChat ac­counts.

The ad­di­tion of QR codes onto busi­ness cards is an emerg­ing trend. QR codes may prove to be the log­i­cal next step for users to view and share dig­i­tal con­tent eas­ily.

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