Term: QR Code [Quick Response]
A QR or Quick Response code is an image containing digitally encoded information that can be “read” by compatible devices. It operates much like a UPC barcode on groceries; however, unlike a UPC, which can contain only numbers, a QR code can contain text.
Most commonly, QR Codes are scanned by apps on smartphones, using the built-in camera. As a result, most QR codes are simply encoded links to pages on the web.
The example QR Code below encodes the URL https://askleo.com.« Back to Glossary Index