Answered By: Memo Cordova
Last Updated: May 17, 2016     Views: 48

A QR Code (short for "Quick Response") is a barcode that contains data that can be read by a phone's camera.

Most smartphones come equipped with an app that can scan QR codes. Or you can download a QR code reader from a variety of places--most are free. Once you open the QR code scanner app (or reader as sometimes they are called), the phone's camera acts like a scanner, allowing it to "read" the barcode.

These codes contain information like a website's address, personal contact information, phone number, SMS, a link to a video, etc. Think of it as a black and white link, or a heavily pixelated one. 

QR Code for the Alberstsons Library mobile page

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