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Static vs Dynamic QR Codes: QR Codes Best Practices

Posted: November 5th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features | No Comments »

qrstuff.com static vs dynamic QR codes

Are you thinking about the QR codes best practices?

Imagine a smart light that can change color to fit your mood based on the sound of your voice. Doesn’t it work nicely? QR codes provide users with just that. Static and dynamic are the two types that suit your needs.

You should know the difference between static and dynamic QR codes if you’re planning to use them, particularly for business use. 

Simply said, a dynamic QR code is simple to modify but you can’t edit a static QR code. 

Here’s a breakdown of the differences between dynamic and static QR codes. Also, we’ll share with you some of the  QR codes best practices for each type. 

Static vs Dynamic QR Codes

Static QR Code 

The information contained in this type of QR code is permanent. Meaning, it is not possible to change the data or URL destination address once you’re done creating it.

Moreover, static QR codes won’t let you follow or monitor the scan data. It just directs you to one URL. 

Dynamic QR Code

You can monitor data with a dynamic QR code, and you may change the URL or content at any moment, saving you time and expense on printing.

A static QR leads the user to your URL but the data cannot be monitored, and you cannot modify your URL.

Dynamic QR codes are more beneficial for marketing since you can set up a QR code monitoring system to check the number of scans, the time when the user scanned, the scan location (city/country), and the user’s device model (iPhone/Android).

What Type of QR Code Should You Choose? 

Both QR Codes are helpful depending on your needs.

While static QR codes are not great for business or marketing because of their inflexibility, they are perfect for personal usage because you are unlikely to want to track the data. However, if you do use a Dynamic QR Code for personal purposes, the information is always changeable. Here are a few examples of personal QR code usages.

Sharing a Resume– Include a PDF QR Code to your CV to take it one step further and make it even simpler to get hired. It identifies you as “tech-savvy,” which is a significant advantage for a job prospect. If you are a tech professional, this is a plus, but even if you aren’t, hiring managers want to see those job seekers who are up to date on the latest technologies. 

In the event of an emergency –  A vCard Plus QR Code might save lives if you have a specific allergy, require essential medicine, or just wish to have information like your blood type accessible for medical workers. Keep a laminated card in your wallet or attach it to your keychain, so it’s always there when you need it.

How to Create a Resume QR Code

  1. First, visit https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=pdf and choose the “PDF file” as the data type in the Data Type section.   pdf file
  2. In the next section, upload the PDF file of your resume.      qrstuff.com content for resume 
  3. After that, you can then download the QR code. download QR

QR Codes for Your Online Resume

If you have an online resume, you can just create a QR code from its website URL. You can create one as follows:

  1. Visit https://www.qrstuff.com/?type=websiteurl and choose the “Website URL” as the data type in the Data Type section. qrstuff.com website data type
  2. In the next section, input the website URL of your online resume.qrstuff.com content for website QR
  3. At this point, you can now download the QR code. download QR

How to Create VCard QR Code 

  1. Visit our QR code generator page. Once you’re there, pick Contact Details as the default data type. contact detail data type
  2. In the content section, choose Vcard and fill in the required fields. content for vcard
  3. Once done, wait for the QR code generator to finish processing, then save your VCard QR code.download QR

On the other hand, here are some of dynamic QR code usages:

QR Code for Business Review- TripAdvisor reports that 85 percent of its users are more likely to eat at a restaurant that reacts to feedback. Reviews are an important aspect of businesses, particularly in the hospitality industry. In general, they play a significant role in whether or not a client comes to see you. Gathering feedback does not have to be a tough task. Using a Rating QR Code is one way to get started or increase your number of reviews. This can be printed on anything related to your business, the receipt, products, or decoration. 

Easy Way to Download Apps 

Assume you have a business app or you’re a mobile game developer trying to expand your user base. The download URL will be used by the vast majority of websites. But what if the user is using a desktop computer? This implies they’ll have to retrieve their phone and figure out how to get back to that site or go to the proper app store. People will find any excuse not to make a purchase. Reduce the amount of work necessary for them to get started by including an App Store QR Code on your website that users can scan and immediately start playing.

Steps on How to Create a Review QR Code

  1. Go to our QR code generator page. Once you’re there, pick the Website URL as the default data type. qrstuff.com website data type
  2. In the content section, paste the link of your review page for business, for example, Trustpilot.  content for QR
  3. Once done, wait for the QR code generator to finish processing, then save your QR code that links to giving your business a review.download QR code

Steps on How to Create QR Code for a Mobile App

  1. Click the link for our QR code generator page. Once you’re there, choose the App URL as the data type. APP URL data type
  2. In the content section, tick the right box for your link. If your app is for Android devices, check Google Play Store. Once done, paste the app URL on the required field. content for APP QR
  3. At this point, click download QR code to save your copy.download QR

Make It A Bit Fancy

review QR codePaid QR Stuff subscribers have access to more features and options for their QR code, including the Style section. This function allows you to change the layout and color of the QR code’s different corners. A logo can also be included as part of the QR code.

The image on the right shows how your QR code may look after you’ve styled it with various colors. Just make sure you test your QR code before using it.

Paid customers can also choose the size, quality, file format, and amount of error correction of the QR code picture.style Qr code


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QR Stuff QR Code Scanner

Posted: May 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General, QRStuff Features, QRStuff Features | 1 Comment »

QR Code Scanner

QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner as its newest feature in the website. Now, you can generate, design, and scan QR codes without having to download any external applications or software. The new QR Stuff QR code scanner is available in both desktop and mobile.

Why Use A QR Code Scanner

Your QR codes — the mobile phone readable barcodes that generally consist of black and white squares, rounded squares, or circles, and sometimes with colors — need a QR code scanner to work. A QR code contains information such as a phone number, an SMS or email message, contact details, or sharing videos. Simply put, users can be directed to the particular information embedded through pointing a mobile phone or tablet at it.

The scanning device will respond by opening up the correct application on the phone to handle the encoded data or information. Once you have generated the QR code using an online tool such as QRStuff.com, you will receive the code either in digital or printed copies but there is a need for a scanner to realize its function, otherwise it will just be a plain code.

Downloading a mobile phone application or purchasing a software online that scans the QR codes will provide you with the bridge that connects the QR code to the information it holds. However, this remains to be tedious and sometimes may even intervene with the content of the QR code, as some apps do.

Now, QR Stuff introduces the QR code scanner embedded within our website — yes, exactly the same place where you create your QR codes — to make things a lot easier. Using this new feature, you do not need to download a separate app, and there’s no need to sign-up to use the scanner. It is offered for free users, and of course, our paid subscribers can gain access to this feature as well.

How QR Stuff QR Code Scanner Works

QR code scanners work hand in hand with QR codes, and make all the difference by using the most efficient tool around. With QR Stuff’s newest feature, you have a one-stop place to generate these codes, and at the same time, make them work right after you are done creating them.

The scanner works and complies with the scanning standard, which means it can scan all standard QR codes. You scan the QR code and get a clickable link.

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com. Select “Scan” from the menu just above the QR code generator.
  2. You will be directed to the QR code scanner page. Note that the user needs to allow permission to access the device camera to allow the scanner capture the QR code ready to be scanned. The access permission only happens once, by the first time the scanning feature is used.
  3. Simply point the camera to the QR code to be scanned, and you will automatically be directed to the information it holds. For instance, your Website URL QR code will take you to the webpage embedded in the code.
NOTE: Another great advantage of the QR code scanner is letting the users enable them on both their desktop and mobile devices. It works using Chrome and Safari, so it will also be compatible with Android, and iPhone iOS 11 and onward.

Try It On Mobile

Use the QR Stuff QR Code Scanner on mobile just like accessing apps. All you have to do is create a shortcut of the scanner page and save it on your device’s home screen.

For Android users, simply go to the QR Code Scanner page on Chrome and click the three-dotted icon found on the upper right hand corner of the mobile browser. Select “Add To Home Screen,” and you will be able to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.

For iOS users, launch Safari and go to the scanner page. Tap the Share button found on the toolbar represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the Add To Home Screen icon in the Share menu, and you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the shortcut. The icon will appear on your home screen.Tap the shortcut icon to go to QR Stuff QR Code Scanner.