QR codes offer the fastest way to transfer data from a web application to a smartphone or tablet. With just a simple scan, a QR code can send all types of data to your mobile device, such as: Contact info, website URLs, Google map coordinates, and more.
How can using QR codes in your web apps help your business? While there are many different options depending on your industry, here are a few examples:
- Track inventory: QR codes were originally invented as a way to track automotive parts, which makes them a perfect fit for tracking all types of products or inventory. Assigning unique QR codes to your products or inventory gives your staff a simple, smartphone-based tracking method.
- Sales: You could place your sales rep’s contact info inside a QR code and embed it in your sales pages. Potential customers who need to call their regional sales contact could quickly scan the QR code and instantly access all necessary contact details on their phone.
- Real Estate: If you’re in the real estate business, you could place location coordinates in QR codes on each online listing. If a prospective buyer wants to visit a listing, a quick scan of the QR code would pull it up on a map in their smartphone.
- Link to mobile application versions: When added to a web application, a QR code gives users a simple way to access the mobile version of that app. Rather than forcing users to type the URL into their mobile browser or email a link to themselves, a QR code lets them quickly and easily access your web app from any device.
You can see the last option in action over on our demo site crazybikes.com. You’ll notice that most apps have a QR code in the top right corner. When you scan that code with a smartphone, you’ll see the smartphone version of that app. When you scan it with a tablet, you’ll see the tablet version.
How to add dynamic QR codes to your apps