By now you may have heard about QR Codes or “Quick Response” Codes, those funny looking barcode things? Personally I have not seen it grow, or get used as much as expected, but I still see the possibilities in this technology. My own personal use for this technology, is when I am out shopping, a lot of products are starting to include QR Codes, that can be scanned and you can get lots of information quickly, such as a video explaining the product.

Another technology gaining popularity is called “Augmented Reality” and samples are included below. In a nutshell, both of these are ways of engaging and delivering content in new and unique ways.

fuzzyhead-qr-codeIf you scan this code, it will add Fuzzyhead contact info to your mobile device. I recommend using the app called “RedLaser” for all your bar-code and QR-Code scanning needs

YouTube-FuzzyHeadIf you scan this code, it will take you to my YouTube Channel

YouTube-Video-make_siri-smarterThis one will launch a “Making Siri Smarter with One Word” Video

sand-qr-code This was made out of sand, where it goes…

Check out the list below for some cool ideas for what you can use QR Codes for.

This video is actually pretty old but it is still relevant and I liked her explanation.

A List of uses for QR Codes

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Lost and found
  • Moving and Packing-Tagging your stuff
  • Multimedia cards
  • Directions
  • Videos
  • Business Cards-Put a code on your business card containing all of your contact information
  • Put It On A T-Shirt-Then people get sent where you want them to go
  • Put It On Price Tags In A Store-Taking them to a specs page online-Best Buy does this
  • Put It On Your Website Contact Us Page-People scan it and put you in their contact list
  • Put It On Your Instruction Sheet-People scan it to get step-by-step instructions or maybe a video
  • Put It In Print Ads-People scan to be taken to a specific landing page on your website
  • Put It On A Campaign Sign-Taking people to your website
  • Put It On A For-Sale Sign-Take them to a website with video and information about the item being sold like a House or Car
  • Bulletin Board
  • Put It On Your Luggage-If your luggage ever gets lost…
  • Send a Tweet-Scanning it sends out a tweet
  • Do A Location Login-Put on every table and the walls of your restaurant, does a foursquare login or a Facebook location login
  • Add To Your LinkedIn Page-Passes your contact information or website
  • Call Us To Place Your Order-Scan dials their phone
  • Send a Teaser Postcard-Send a QR code to a potential client, which takes them to your website
  • Put It On Your Conference NameTag-Contact information or website
  • Put A Back-sell On Your Invoice-Taking them to a landing page making a special offer
  • Put One On The End Of A Video-Takes them to a landing page, can pass source codes
  • Paypal Buy Link-Scanning takes them to Paypal to buy your item
  • Promote An Event-Scanning the code puts it on their calendar
  • Announce Your Free WiFi-Scanning logs them into your wifi account
  • Put It In Your Powerpoint Presentation

Some other cool uses for this type of technology. (not the same as QR codes, but same principal)