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About QR Codes

A QR Code (a.k.a. QRickit) is a square barcode that can be scanned by the built-in camera of mobile phones and tablets. Since it is a free and open technology, anyone can make and use QR Codes for personal and business purposes.

By scanning a QRickit, a mobile user can instantly get data without having to call or text. The data can be a URL (link to online content), text, or someone's contact info.

Everyday millions of people around the world see and use QRickits. Did you know that all mobile phones sold in Japan and many in Europe already come with a QR Code reader app installed? If you need one, search your favorite app store/market for "QR Code Reader". There are several good free and paid apps available for all types of devices.

QR Codes are a convenient way to bring people to your mobile website and to easily transmit your info to someone else's mobile phone. Make your own QR Codes here to use with family, friends and for business. There are many ways to use QRickits. Be QReative!

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Did you know that QRickits have been BIG in Japan even before smartphones were available? You see them on almost everything—from softdrink cans and candy bar wrappers to posters, real estate signs, billboards, business cards, magazines, newspapers, and more. Well, this is not surprising since QRickit was born in Japan. (The QR Code was developed by a Japanese company, Denso Wave, in 1994.)

Now, QR Codes are the most widely used barcodes for mobile phones in the world. Small, medium and large businesses like Google, McDonald's, Coca Cola, Best Buy, as well as individuals, students, parents, teachers, bands, real estate agents, and more have adopted QRickits. They have even appeared on the popular TV series CSI (watch video clip below). See more videos, photos, stories, news and ideas at the QRickit Blog.

In Japan, more than 90% of all digital music sales (about $1 billion) are from mobile phones while less than 10% are from computers. QRickits are definitely helping to bring more and more consumers to mobile shops. Almost everyone has and uses a mobile phone or other handheld internet device daily. Now Google USA has adopted the QR Code and is promoting its use in North America. Google recently sent thousands of free QR Code decals to selected businesses across the USA to help bring customers to their mobile version Place Page. Are you ready for the "QRickit Invasion"?

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Do the QR Codes created by QRickit have an expiration date or time limit?

No. The QR Codes generated using the QRickit QR Code Creators, QRickit API and QRickit Widget do not have time expirations or limits on them. The QRickit QR Code image is simply a graphical representation of whatever data you entered. A QR Code reader app installed on a handheld device (i.e. smartphone or tablet) is then used to scan and translate the image back to its original data. *QRickit does not modify your original data when generating QR Codes.

Can I change the QR Code later?

The QRickit QR Code image is simply a graphical representation of whatever data you entered. If your data changes then you need to create a new QR Code.

If your QR Code opens a URL, you can use auto redirect or URL forwarding to open a different URL or online content without having to change the QR Code.

FYI, here is the line of code you put in the <HEAD> section of your mobile web page to make it automatically redirect to another URL:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="1;URL=http://the_url_you_want_to_redirect_to.com">

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