How do you make a QR reader to link to your website?

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there is something new called a QR reader. It is a barcode box that when you use a qr reader on your phone points the user to your website. Does Yola support this and how would I create the url information fo the barcode box?
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Dennis hi,

Yes this does work with Yola built sites.The very best news is that you don't need to add any data regarding the URL to the image, it's all contained within the image itself.

Basically you create the image with one of the online facilities by inputting your URL, generate the barcode then download that image and paste it on your page. It really is that simple.
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One add-on I use with FireFox is Mobile Barcoder. Currently Vers 0.3.0

This seems to be well appreciated with a 4 star rating, currently "free with a plea" and with something in the order of 24,000 downloads. It's easy to use and just sits in the tray and is activated when you click on it's icon displaying the QR code for the currently selected web-page. Then you can Copy Image or Save image as... by right clicking the image produced.

To get the app using FireFox just go to Tools>Add-ons and find the app.

I presume there are equivalent plug-ins or add-ons for Chrome as well?

I have read that these are very popular at IT trade shows and conferences where delegates have their site QR code printed on their Tee shirt so that passers-by and interested parties can snap the QR code with their phone, store it or browse to their site immediately.
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sorry for my dull, do you have demo about creating qr code reader link? i used this one
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Hi Cindy,

I don't think you are after a bar-code reader as it is generally part of a device, for example a mobile phone with appropriate app. If you are looking for a mobile phone app to read qr codes then it would be best to search the apps for your phone brand and model.

I'm presuming you want a QR code generator? The easiest I've used is the add-on for FireFox.

There are others as well such as, an online generator. If you want to search for others then "QR code generator" will bring up many.
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Have you ever tried barcode reader? should't we get the qr code reader via buying the license?Googled qr code reader, many free resource, but I don't know how to create a qr code reader link.
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One website I like to use in creating QR coding is Unitag Live, which also affords the opportunity to make it in colour ... or even add your logotype to same.

It's free to use, and is worth trying.

You can see examples thereof that I've created for my blog and its Online Mall on their respective sites. I hope they give you some inspiration and ideas.

(Incidentally, Unitag would prefer that you have the i-Nigma reader installed on your smartfone when it comes to coloured QR codes such as those from Unitag. Whether other readers can thus discern is anybody's guess; however, please let me know about your attempts in this regard.)
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It is possible to create a link in a mobile website that will open a QR code scanner on an iPhone or Android phone when the user clicks on it?

Specifically, I am building a site using jQuery Mobile and want to have a button that says "Scan QR Code." When the clicks on it, it will open whatever scanning app they have on their phone.

I found another similar question here, and it appears the answer is no.
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I think you means to create a qr code image which links to an URL, then it can be scanned by a qr code scanner.
You can refer to this:
qr code generation resource