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Why You Should Use ICANetwork's QR Codes

In fact many do not work at all, therefore ICANetwork decided to develop their own.

As a result, these QR codes can be easily displayed across ALL mobile platforms.

The ICANetwork is truly a technology service company, and is fastbecoming a -One Stop Shop -, keeping you ahead of the latest technology.

Don’t be afraid to make them poster size. Display the QR code on your advertising literature,website, even menus. A great place is on the store window

There Is No Expiry Date, No Tricks, No Hidden Costs. There is no limit to number of QR Codes that you can create!

Do you have a QR CODE READER?
loaded on your smart phone? Not yet! -- Then we have some recommendations for you.

There Is No Expiry Date, No Hidden Costs, No Tricks, these QR Codes are 100% FREE.

There is no limit to number of QR Codes that you can create! Get as many as you need.
The ICanetwork QR code can be enlarged to billboard size or shrunk to fit on a business card and everything else in between!

You have the option of ordering a COLOR QR CODE (stand out against the crowd)

ICANetwork has created a list of Recommended Free QR Code Readers that work well on Andriods, iPhone and the Blackberry. In case your smartphone does not have one.

Instructions On Creating An ICANetwork QR Code. It’s easy! Simply fill out the form provided. Enter your info, select the type of QR code, and input the QR code parameters.

ICANetwork’s Developed Several Unique QR Codes each with a unique propose:

URL
This is the most common QR code usage. It simply launches a smartphones web browser and take the user to a specific webpage. (any kind of website)

Virtual Business Card
A must have, use this QR code to load all of your contact information into a users smartphone when they scan the code. The code launches the users address book and your information will be “populated” and ready to save. The name and email address you provide at top of the QR form will automatically be included as part of your VBC. From your smartphone you can also share your Virtual Business Card/QR Code with other smartphone users. (Note: some smartphones may not capture all contact information from a VBC QR code.)

Phone Number – “Speed Dial”
When this QR code is scanned, it will automatically launch a smartphone’s “Phone” feature and preload your phone number so that all the user needs to do is tap “Call” on their phone to immediately dial your number!

Once the QR code has been created, you can right-click the image and save it to your hard drive.

ICANetwork will also send you an email with your QR code attached. Watch for an email with subject line “Name, Attached is your New QR code.”

Each month ICAnetwork gives away a FREE Apple iPad tablet to one lucky person who creates a QR code off their site.

To enter, simply create a QR code! There is one entry for each QR type you create (URL, Virtual Business Card, and Call Me Now) for a total of 3 entries per month! You may also get FREE BONUS entries whenever you send your friends to get their own QR codes!

The Purpose Of A QR Code Is Simple:
QR stands for “Quick Response.” QR Codes solve the biggest problem with mobile devices… “Fat Finger Syndrome!” – No more need to type on that small keyboard. Effectively, they’re a shortcut for doing what users could have done the hard way – load up a browser and type in your website URL. Use the QR code to drive traffic to your own little space on the web: Your Website.
A fundamental mistake often made, is that the website they are directed to, is NOT a mobile website, designed specifically to meet the limitations of mobile screen sizes and navigational control. Do not use the QR code to send a prospect to your website if the website is not mobile optimized!!!

Most people who are affluent with scanning QR Codes will expect to see a mobile site. A dedicated mobile website, designed specifically to meet the limitations of mobile screen sizes and navigational control which will relieve the visitor of endless scrolling and constant eye strain.

QR CODE HISTORY AND FACTS:
The QR code technology was originally created in 1994 by a Toyota subsidiary DENSO WAVE which was used keep track of vehicles during the manufacturing process. The code can be described as an information matrix which can be read in the horizontal and vertical direction. This funny looking barcode was designed to be read with supreme accuracy at very high speeds. This in turn earned the name Quick Response and become known as QR codes.
After a while, other business began to realize the potential of using the QR-Code in their own industry. The most commercial use for QR-Codes is in the telecommunications industry where the mobile phone seems to be the biggest driver of their popularity. (most smartphones now comes with a QR code Reader)
QR-Codes have become more popular than the typical barcode as the typical barcode can only hold a maximum of 20 digits, whereas the QR-Code can hold up to 7,089 characters. This makes the use and diversity of QR-Codes much more appealing.
QR-Codes are capable of encoding the same amount of data in approximately one-tenth the space of a traditional barcode. QR-Codes are capable of handling of sorts of data, including numbers, alphabetic characters, Kanji, Kana, Hiragana, symbols, binary and control codes.
QR-Codes are capable of unidirectional (360 degrees) high-speed reading. You do not need to scan them from one particular angle; this makes the use of the code extremely flexible. The QR-Code scanner is capable of determining the proper way to decode the data within the QR-Code by the use of the three specific squares found in the corners of the symbol.
Many Android, Nokia, Blackberry handsets, and the Nintendo 3DS, come with QR code readers installed. QR reader software is available for most mobile platforms. The QR-Code effectively bridges the mobile phone users onto the mobile web.
World wide usage of the QR code usage is expanding rapidly. In the USA, for the month of June 2011, according to one study, 14 million mobile users scanned a QR code or a barcode. Some 58% of those users scanned a QR or bar code from their home, while 39% scanned from retail stores; 53% of the 14 million users were men between the ages of 18 and 34. Interestingly, 52% of the QR codes scans last year were to acquire “additional information”.
References:
Wikipedia Mobile barcodes