What Is A QR Code Scanner?

Well my friends...since you asked...even though I briefly explained it in another page on my website...*ahem*...A QR code scanner is an app that you use to scan QR codes. I'm stating the obvious...*ahem* DUH *ahem*.. To read and scan QR codes you need a QR code scanner. What you physically need is a phone that has a camera, a QR code scanner, which is just an app, and a web browser! Voila! Very simple. If you check on your Android or iPhone's app market, there are usually plenty of free QR code readers that you can download. On my phone, I just have the app called, "Barcode Scanner". This app will scan regular, normal barcodes that you would on pretty much any item. It also scans QR codes. This app is awesome...it's two in one...ya can't beat it!


  1. QR codes? - George Fox University - Explains what a QR code is and how to scan one!
  2. What are QR codes? - Lawrence University - Explains the who, what, where, and how of QR codes.
  3. Arkansas Tech University - What is a QR code? - Very brief explanation of what a QR code is.
  4. QR Code Apps - Provides a list of QR code apps that you can download.
  5. QR Apps - Scan and Go! - This page also provides information on QR codes and available apps to download. The page provides apps that are free and also apps that cost a dollar amount!
  6. QR Codes - District of Columbia - Explains what a QR code is and gives a small list of free apps.

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