What is a QR Code?
QR Codes, or quick response codes, are a type of bar code where different kinds of data, such as website URLs or numbers, are coded. It is specifically used for compact encoding of specific data, which can be quickly read by devices. We use QR Codes for Lost and Found but they can be useful in a bunch of ways.
Recently, mobile devices have started to decode these barcodes by default with the camera applications. You can try it out by trying to take a picture of the example above.
Additionally, many of the common apps you use have adopted versions of QR Codes to help increase sharing, following, or looking up information within apps. For example:
How to scan QR codes:
Nowadays its super easy. Most phone operating systems (or OS) decode QR codes from the camera application by default. So the iPhone instructions are a little short:
- Open Camera
- Point at QR Code
- Tap Notification Bar
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QR Codes for Lost and Found
QR codes for Lost and Found are an amazing tool to help track items, recall contact information, and manage a the check out process.
The Liff App generates QR Codes to label and track newly logged items. Wouldn’t want any of those found items walking away. Just one of the many ways to adopt the new mobile standard and use the coded information for a more effective process.
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