QR Reader: App of the Day


By Peter Baer Galvin (senior anewdomain contributor)

A fast, easy to use QR reader (those square little barcode-like items that are showing up everywhere). It can either scan through the camera, or you can take a photo of a QR code and have it process it later. Depending on the contents of the QR code it will take you to a web site or show you a location in the map application. You can then share the QR data via the usual social media sites or email. It can even create new QR codes that you can then have people scan to convey URLs, email addresses, SMS messages, phone numbers, and so on.

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Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Based in San Francisco, Gina Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist online, in print, radio and national TV. A former tech correspondent for ABC News, Gina founded aNewDomain with John C. Dvorak and Dr. Jerry Pournelle. Email Gina at and follow her @ginasmith888 and on Google+ through her page at +Gina Smith.