What a QR code could link to

Here are some obvious and not so obvious things that a QR code can link to.  Please feel free to add your thoughts in a comment below.

  • Web site / web page
  • Survey form
  • Linkedin page
  • Survey
  • Facebook page
  • Twitter feed
  • Microsite with your personal profile
  • Blog
  • Map
  • Photo or photo gallery
  • Contact information with direct append to your contact list
  • Plain text
  • Coupon
  • Video / audio content / music
  • Medical emergency information
  • Maps or clues for a treasure hunt, like Amazing Race, for contests and promos
  • You can browse to a website.
  • You can bookmark a website.
  • You can make a phone call.
  • You can send a short message.
  • You can send an e-mail.
  • You can create a vCard (v2.1 or v3.0) with coordinates to add a contact to your device.
  • You can create a meCard to add a contact to your device.
  • You can create a vCalendar event to add to your calendar.
  • You can create Google Maps URLs.
  • You can create Bing Maps URLs.
  • You can create raw geological coordinates.
  • You can create iTunes app and review URLs for iOS devices.
  • You can create market:// URLs for searching for publishers or packages on Market app for Android.
  • You can create Foursquare venue URLs.
  • You can create special youtube:// URLs for YouTube app on iOS.
  • You can fetch and encode the latest tweet of a Twitter user.
  • You can overlay a Twitter profile image over the code.
  • You can create a mobile URL to tweet on Twitter.
  • You can initiate a chat to a particular Blackberry PIN on Blackberry Messenger.
  • You can connect to a WIFI network on Android devices.
  • You can read plain or free formatted text on your device.

 

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