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QR code generator

Started by Colleen Hughes Oct 25, 2011. 0 Replies

Has anyone found a QR code generator that was blessed by your IT security folks?I want to use it for internal communications to provide a link to an internal URL, but I'm concerned about the…Continue

Mashable: 2-D Codes - The 10 Commandments for Marketers

Started by Heather Coleman. Last reply by Steven Smith Feb 25, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Kari Rippetoe on March 14, 2012 at 1:10pm

This is actually a really great (not to mention hilarious) guide for how not to use QR codes: 

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Comment by Steven Smith on May 11, 2011 at 10:46am

Hello all,

I hope all of you are off to a great start. I just wanted to share a Mobile Trend Report for Q1 of 2011 developed by ScanLife. It is full of great information including:


  • Overall Growth of Mobile Barcode Scanning
  • Ratio of 1D & 2D Barcode Scanning
  • Most Popular 2D QR-code Campains

.... and so much more. So without further ado here is the link for the PDF:


Hope this helps!!! Have a wonderful day everyone.



Comment by Steve Lackey on May 10, 2011 at 1:32pm
Not using Google analystics to track these items. Most of these go straight to reports or documents. Created a tracking script to create an entry in a database we use to track detailed web activity at the report and document level. Each QRCode has an embedded code for it being a QRCode as well as the location of the code itself. e.g. the Permit Placard QRCode contains that not only is it a QRCode, but that the location is on the Permit Placard. So, not only can we tell the amount of activity from the QRCodes, but what the source of the scan was. (stored data also includes type of device, type of browser and data being requested)
Comment by Brett White on May 10, 2011 at 12:47pm
We'll do simple tracking using the Google URL Shortener tools, although I'll use a different site to actually create the QR Code since I need vector formats for some of these.
Comment by Dustin Haisler on May 9, 2011 at 8:35pm

Hey everyone!


Great to hear that QR-codes are spreading!  Are any of you running google analytics on the codes?  What's the uptake thus far?

Keep up the innovative work!


Comment by Steve Lackey on May 5, 2011 at 4:35pm

We started using QRCodes starting January of 2011.  We have added them to the building permit placards for mobile access on the job sites.  We have also used them in newsletters, HR is using them in a promotional manner.  The library is starting to incorporate them as well on signage in the library.  Lots of posibiliities.  We are just getting started.  Looking to use them where we get the most impact and best return. 


Building Services Placard Newsletter

QRCode Newsletter

Smartphones/QRCodes Newsletter

Spinning QRCode cube video

Comment by Edward S. McRoy on May 1, 2011 at 3:02pm
The Planning Division of City of Abilene, Texas just launched our first use of QR codes as a part of our re-zoning process. A QR code has been added to the zoning notification signs posted on properties going through re-zoning. The code links to a page where users can select a meeting date and see the full staff packet for cases being considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission. This is a first step that we hope to improve on over time.
Comment by Darrel W. Cole on May 1, 2011 at 8:07am
Brett, baby steps are a good step for sure! How are you tracking the responses or hits?
Comment by Brett White on April 29, 2011 at 3:22pm

We're rolling out our first QR Code use next month, albeit as more of a novelty than anything. But it's a start. We're creating bus stop posters with artwork revolving around/integrating the QR Code that points folks to the webpage for an upcoming major event in the City.

For more practical use, I'm pressing for use on Planning notice boards and the like. QR Codes are where it's at...or where it's going, I should say. ;-)


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