Introduction to QR Codes for Modern Law Firms

14/12/2011 | Hayley

Have you heard of QR codes? If not, here’s something that all modern law firms should try.

What are QR Codes?

What you see above is called a QR code and it’s used for smart phone users as a quick way to get links to websites and online content. In order to use QR codes you need to use your smart phone camera. This way you can save time by removing the need to type lengthy URL addresses into your mobile browser.

QR Code Barcode Scanner

A QR Code is basically a two-dimensional code (specifically a matrix barcode) readable by camera phones and dedicated QR barcode readers. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. Barcode reader applications and barcode scanners for smart phones are readily available, usually free.

How to use QR codes with your Android smart phone

Firstly, you need to install a barcode reader app or barcode scanner from the Android Market. Once installed, run the barcode scanner app on your Android smart phone and point your camera at a QR code. It will automatically show you the download section in the Android Market. Easy.

How to use QR codes with your iPhone smart phone

Just like the Android smart phone, you need to install a barcode reader app or barcode scanner from the App Store. After you have installed the app, run it, and take a photo of any QR code using the in-built camera. Capturing the QR code will immediately send you to your destination. No time at all!

Why not give it a go by scanning the QR code above and see where it takes you?

 

Stay tuned to find out how you can market your law firm and increase business by making your very own QR codes.

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