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Attendance Tracking QR Code: Geolocation Update

Posted: March 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QRStuff has added a new feature to the attendance tracking data type! The new feature enables the QR code to get the exact user location of the attendee scanning the code.

Previously, the attendance tracking data type could only record the name of the attendee scanning the code, and the date and time of the scan.

The new feature for the attendance tracking data type is beneficial for teachers in monitoring the location of their students when attending school events. Having the student’s location as part of the attendance monitoring ensures that the students are tracked scanning the QR code within the premises of the event.

Creating Your Attendance Tracking QR Code

  1. Under Column 1, select the “Attendance Tracking” data type.
  2. Under Column 2, click the “Google Sheet Name” field. A pop-up dialog box prompts you to log in your Google account. Upon logging in, this allow QRStuff to create a new tracking spreadsheet in your Google Drive and update it every time a user scans the QR code. (Take note that this access authority is only limited to the said tracking spreadsheet and doesn’t give us any other user privileges for your Google account.)

3. In the “Google Sheet Name” field, type in your desired name for your tracking spreadsheet. Enter the details for the next three fields indicated under Event Details: Location Name, Action Description, and Event Description. For example, you want your students to attend a school event at the Gym. You should enter “Gym” as the location, “Check-in” as the action, and “School Event” as the Event Description.

4. The option under the “Attendee Prompt” section is optional. You can check the box “Display an Attendee Prompt” if you want to ask the user for an identifier like name or ID number and enter the identifier needed on the field under “Attendee Prompt Title.”

5. Under the “Record Location” section, check the box beside the “Record Device Location” prompt.

Checking the box requires the user scanning the QR code to agree to provide their location. If they do not agree to provide their location, the attendance is not recorded in the Google Spreadsheet.

6. After completing the steps under the second column, you can proceed to download your completed QR code by clicking the “Download QR Code” button.

How the QR Code Works

Once the attendee scans the QR code, they see the location name, action, and event description that you specified in creating the QR code. The student scanning the QR code is asked to enter their ID number in this guide. Clicking on “Check-in” confirms their attendance check-in and records those details including the attendee’s geolocation in your Google Sheet.

Note: The date and time recorded is based on the time zone that you have indicated in your subscriber account setup.

About Your Google Sheet

The spreadsheet containing the attendance tracking data from scans of your QR code can be accessed in the Google account that you specified in the second step above. To access the spreadsheet, log in your Google account at https://docs.google.com. The spreadsheet created for the attendance tracking appear in the list of the available sheets.

This is what you see in the Attendance Tracking Sheet after you open the file. If other people need to see the spreadsheet, just click the “Share” button in the top right corner.

Notice that the spreadsheet now has another column containing the geolocation URL (street name and number) of the user scanning the QR code. Clicking on the link opens a Google Map showing the location.

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Make it a Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers are entitled to customize the colors of the dots and corners of their QR code. They can also embed a logo or image in the center of their QR code. Just follow the same steps discussed above, and then before downloading the QR code, click the “Style Your Code” button to change its appearance.

The QR code shown on the right is an example of what a paid subscriber can create after customizing their code using our QR code Styling feature. Using the interface, you can make your QR code more visually distinctive and intuitive by embedding a suitable image in the center.  

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Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.


QR Codes for Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

This Valentine’s Day, you are probably thinking of a unique way to show your partner some appreciation. An unusual way that your special someone will surely love.

Here at QRStuff, we came up with an idea to make the typical Valentine’s Day card a unique one. Just send your loved one a QR code, and upon scanning the QR code, your partner will be shown the Valentine’s Day card that you prepared.

This trick will be a surprise as they will be not expecting that the QR code will show a Valentine’s Day card!

Are you interested in knowing how to pull this off?

First, you need to prepare a Valentine’s Day card. You can prepare one at home and take a picture of the card or you can prepare one online through websites like Canva.

After you create the card, you can create a QR code for your Valentine’s Day card on QRStuff.

To show you how to generate a QR code for a Valentine’s Day card, we’ve prepared a Valentine’s Day card through Canva.

Generating a QR Code for a Valentine’s Day Card!

Using the Valentine’s Day card that we prepared for this guide, let’s create the QR code for the card on QRStuff.

In this guide, I will show you how to create a QR code using QRStuff’s “Image file” as the data type.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and log in to your “paid subscriber” account.
  2. In column 1, select “Image File” from the list of different data types.
  3. Under column 2, upload the image of your Valentine’s Day card. Keep in mind that the image should either be a JPEG, PNG, or GIF file.
  4. Column 3 allows you to customize your QR code. Click the “Style Your Code” button to customize your QR code. Change the color of the dots and corners and include a logo for the code if you like. You also have the option to change the size, resolution, file type and the error correction of the QR code.
  5. When you’re done, click the “Download QR code” button and your QR code is now ready to use. Remember to test your QR code before downloading it.

Make It A Bit Fancy!

As a paid subscriber of QRStuff, you are entitled to enjoy styling options for your QR code. To do that, simply click the “Style Your Code” button that you see in Column 3. Upon clicking the button, a dialog box will appear. From the dialog box, you can choose a different color for the dots and corners of your QR code. You can also include an image that will be embedded in the center of the QR code.

The image on the right shows what your QR code looks like after customizing it through our QR Code Styling Feature.


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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.


QR Codes for Sharing Audio Files

Posted: February 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Audio files can be a useful format for business people in sharing information with their clients. Consultants can record their consultations with their clients and give them a copy of the meetings through an audio file. Doing this can provide value to the clients knowing that they can always listen to the recording of the meeting through the file.

Not only business people benefit from using audio files but teachers as well. Audio files can be a useful tool for teachers. They can use it in different ways:

  • Giving assignments to students in the form of audio files;
  • Including audio files as teaching materials for hearing performances, case study materials, etc.;
  • Saving lecture recordings in an audio file;
  • Having a recording of interviews with experts saved in an audio file;
  • Asking students to provide audio diaries or student reflections saved in an audio file;
  • Providing a recording of meetings, discussions, and tutorials through audio files.

Now, QRStuff.com has created an easier way to access and open audio files by just scanning a QR code. QRStuff.com allows you to create a QR code for your audio files.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can generate QR codes for your audio files.

QR Codes for Audio Files Saved in Google Drive

Google Drive is a widely used cloud storage device and file hosting service where users can store and share files like documents, images, videos, and audio files with different users by giving an access link.

Before you can generate a QR code for your audio file, you need to upload the audio file first in a file hosting service like Google Drive.

Uploading Audio Files in Google Drive

First, go to drive.google.com and log into your Google account by typing in your username and password.

1. To upload an audio file in Google Drive, click “New.”


2. Choose “File Upload” from the drop-down menu.


3. After selecting the audio file, the upload begins and may take a few minutes to finish. When the upload is complete, you can see the audio file in the file list.

In order to create a QR code for the audio file, you need to get the shareable link.

4. Select the audio file from the file list, then right click on it. When a drop-down menu appears, click “Get Shareable Link.”

5. Another dialog box appears with the shareable link. You need to copy that shareable link in order to generate a QR code for your audio file in QRStuff.com.

Generating the QR Code

Now that you have the shareable link of your audio file from Google Drive, you can proceed to creating the QR code for the file on QRStuff.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and choose “Website URL” from the list of data types in Column 1.
  2. Paste the shareable link of your audio file into the input box that you see in Column 2.
  3. In column 3, you can customize the color of the QR code. Hover over the box and choose the color that you like. You can see what the QR code looks like in the “QR Code Preview” section on the right side.
  4. After you finish creating your QR code, you can then proceed to download it. You also have the option to print or email it to yourself or to your desired recipient. Just click your desired output type under Step 4.

Make It a Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers of QR Stuff can enjoy more styling options for their QR code through clicking the “Style your code” button under Column 3. Once you click the button, a dialog box appears that allows you to customize the shape and colors of the different corners of the QR code. There is also an option to include a logo for the QR code.

The image shown on the right is a preview of how your QR code could look after styling it with different colors. Just remember to test your QR code to make sure that it works.

Paid subscribers also have the option to vary the QR code image size, resolution, file type, and error correction level of the QR code.

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Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

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How To Generate QR Codes For Telegram Groups

Posted: October 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, Generating QR Codes, QR Codes Use Cases | No Comments »

QR codes for Telegram groups can be generated using QRStuff.com’s Website URL data type. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging app with a focus on security and speed. It also lets you share files such as photos and videos. This application works on mobile phones, tablets or computers.

One of their amazing features is Telegram groups, a tool that lets you gather up to 100,000 members to share files for various needs, whether for businesses or communities.

The Website URL data type for Telegram groups QR codes is among the 23 fully-functional data types that free users can create at QRStuff.com. There is no sign-up or registration required, and users can have access to non-expiring QR code data types. QR Stuff subscribers can utilize additional features such as QR code editing and analytics reporting as part of the paid subscriber feature set.

How To Obtain The Telegram Group URL

Because Telegram can be run on both Android and iPhone or iPad devices, there are different steps involved. For Android users, here are the steps:

1. Open the Telegram app. Tap the group from which you are getting the link or URL. Then, click on the group’s name.

2. For private groups, click Add Member and you’ll be directed to your contacts list. Tap “Invite To Group Via Link” found at the top of the contacts list. Copy the link provided and paste it into QRStuff QR code generator and follow the steps that which will be discussed later.

3. To get your public group link on Telegram, follow Step 1 and once inside the group, you’ll see the invite link located on the upper part of the screen. The link usually has the format: t.me/groupname. Copy the group link and paste it into QRStuff QR code generator.

For iPhone or iPad users, follow these steps:

1. Open the Telegram app. Click the Chats button, found at the bottom-centre portion of the screen.

2. To get the URL of the Telegram private group on iPhone or iPad, click on the private group you wish to include in the QR code. Tap the group’s profile photo located at the top-right corner of the screen. Click Add Member and you’ll be directed to your contacts list. Then, tap Invite to Group via Link found near the top of the screen, and click Copy Link to paste on the QR code generator.

3. To obtain the URL of public Telegram groups, follow Step 1 and click on the public group. After tapping the profile image of this group, you’ll be taken to a new screen containing the link to be shared. Tap and hold the link under Share Link, and tap Copy on your device. You can now paste the Telegram group URL to QRStuff. The steps outlining how to create the QR code are next.

Generating The QR Code

1. Go to QRStuff.com and select Website URL as your data type in Column 1.

2. In Column 2, paste the URL of the Telegram group as obtained from the guidelines shown earlier.

3. Select the foreground colour for your QR code in Column 3. If you’re a paid subscriber you will also be able to set the image size, resolution, output file type (PNG, JPG, TIF, EPS, SVG, PDF or DXF ), and error correction level. Paid subscribers can also choose a QR code template from a variety of available designs in the gallery.

4. Click the “Download QR Code” button and the QR code for your Telegram group is ready for use.

Make It A Bit Fancy

While free users can change the foreground colour of their QR code, paid subscribers have the ability to also change the appearance of QR code image and embed a logo or image in its centre. Just use the steps outlined above to create your Telegram Groups QR code, and then, before you download your finished QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to change its appearance.

To the right is an example that shows what could be done to the QR code created above using our QR Code Styling feature. Our styling interface allows you to make your QR code more visually distinctive and, by embedding a suitable image, perhaps more intuitive as well. Our previous post on QR Code Styling will give you more information about how to use this feature.

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.

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