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. They’re specifically used for compact encoding of specific data, which can be quickly read by devices. 

The Liff App uses QR Codes throughout the Lost and Found process in a variety of ways to make the customer experience and the staff workload so much easier.

Firefly QR Code for Lost and Found
Some QR Codes are fancier than others

QR Code Adoption

Recently, mobile devices have started to decode these barcodes by default through the camera application. 

Try it out by “taking” a picture of the example above. 

Additionally, many common applications have adopted versions of QR Codes to help increase sharing, following, or looking up information within apps. For example:

Twitter QR Code for Liff Happens

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:

  1. Open Camera
  2. Point at QR Code
  3. Tap Notification Bar
  4. Follow us on Twitter…
Scanning a QR code

QR Codes for Lost and Found

QR codes in the Lost and Found process can be insanely helpful. The Liff App specifically uses them to

  • Track found property
  • Recall item updates and activity
  • Quickly check-out items on pickup
  • Easily audit found property
  • Register contact information to property
  • and so much more.

The Liff App started using QR Codes by generating QR Code labels to track newly logged items. Wouldn’t want any of those found items walking away. 

This is just one of the many ways to adopt the new mobile standard and use the coded information for a more effective process.

Phone Lost and Found Label

Chat with Liff about QR Codes

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