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Create a QR code with your contact info Apps
1. Go to: qrstuff.com
2. Select "Contact Details"
3. Select vCard & fill in your info
4. Click DOWNLOAD

This QR code will add your contact info to people's address books if they scan it. You can create QR codes that can do lots of things. For example, you can create codes that will direct people to follow you on Twitter, like a page on Facebook, or compose an email to you.

[kirkmc adds: Another hint from robleach. I haven't tested this.]
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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: bauldrywc on Nov 24, '12 12:43:38PM
With LaTeX you can create QR codes containing whatever fields you'd like with the pst-barcode package. There are several examples on the web.

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: cnotarianni on Nov 25, '12 02:16:13PM
Another on-line QR generator is: QR Code and 2D Code Generator
This page is an online two dimensional code generator which is written in PHP.
For me it is a great free QR Code generator. It can generate QR Code, Data Matrix, Aztec Code and Micro QR Code.
Better and differently from www.qrstuff.com you can choose PNG, PDF, SVG or EPS format outputs.

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: RustyIron.com on Nov 25, '12 06:47:13PM

QRSTUFF doesn't create a QR code with your vcf information. It creates a QR code that leads the viewer to the company's web page, where the viewer can then enter his email address, and then your vcf information will be emailed to him.



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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: robleach on Nov 26, '12 07:11:28AM
I think that's actually some of the readers that do that and not qrstuff that's doing it. I've noticed it too and found it annoying. When I tried the iPhone app qrafter, it didn't take me to a website to import the vcard info (created on qrstuff). Instead, the app has a address-book-like interface and it's method seems superior to other readers I've tried. And, it never took me to a web page, though there are buttons available that would do that.

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: awado on Nov 26, '12 07:17:43AM

Beside how qrstuff does it all, I wonder what will actually be stored on any of their servers - you give them a complete address information for free each time.



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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: robleach on Nov 26, '12 07:35:22AM

Yeah, that's a good question. Perhaps there's a qr code generator you can download and install as an application (assuming it doesn't surreptitiously send that info to the developer's company)... Anyone know of a stand-alone app?



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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: awado on Nov 26, '12 07:43:46AM

There are. I'm using "QR Code Generator" from simplyhire.me (App Store). But it's a bit buggy and no update for a long time. Just search for "QR Code Generator" in the App Store and you will get several more.



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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: dunners on Nov 27, '12 08:51:18AM
I use QREncoder which seems to work well.

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: dzurn on Dec 03, '12 10:13:05AM
Google has its Zxing project, with a free online QR generator.

Probably as safe as GMail... ;)

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: robleach on Dec 10, '12 06:29:06AM

I guess since my hint wasn't getting much love, Kirk never posted the third part of my hint, so I'll add it here as a comment... and besides, I have a couple other ways to improve it that I've figured out since then.

So being able to encode your contact info in a QR code is cool, but what do you do with the QR code after you've generated it? Of course, you could put it on a business card, but I don't know about you, but I don't carry business cards around with me all the time. What I do carry with me all the time is my phone and I discovered that you can scan a QR code off a phone screen just as easily as you can from paper or from a computer screen. Sure there's lots of ways to share your contact info, but you know, this is the only method I'm actually aware of that doesn't require a bunch of manual typing. You can post other methods in the comments, as I'm sure there are many.

So instead of just routing around in your photo album to find the QR code, I wanted to make access to the code really easy, so one method I decided to use was to add the link to the QR code that qrstuff gave me to my home screen! Then I created a QR folder and put my QR code readers and the contact info QR code in there. Viola! An easy way for me to give someone my contact info!

Now, if you're uncomfortable putting your contact info into qrstuff.com, I'm sure there are other ways you can do this, but the concept is the same: save a link to a QR code as an icon on your home screen. Another way you could do this is, you could actually store a vcard file on a server somewhere, such as in a dropbox, and then create a QR code that is for the link to that file. I've done this for ics calendar files, though note, like with my ics files, you may actually have to create a cgi script that prints header info that tells the client browser what to do with the file. Otherwise, it will just display the vcard (or ics) file as plain text in the browser for whoever scans the code. However, if you find a good QR code generator that you trust, you could just save the PNG and store that instead of the actual vcard in your dropbox and save the link to the PNG on your home screen.

Now, all you have to do when you want to share your info with someone is touch the contact info QR code icon on your home screen and have them scan it!

Rob



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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: QRStuff on Dec 14, '12 03:27:47PM
@robleach and @kirkmc - Thanks for posting this hint and mentioning qrstuff.com!

@RustyIron.com - Linking to a vcard landing page is completely optional and users can freely elect to embed their contact details directly into the QR code instead if they wish by selecting the "Embed VCARD data in QR code as-is" option below the data input area. This will give the user experience mentioned by @robleach and about 40% of the 350,000 monthly users of QRStuff.com elect to use this option when creating their vCard QR codes. I'd point out however that since a QR code is the graphical representation of the data it contains, linking to a landing page is the only way to make the QR code "dynamic" so that the contact details can be subsequently edited by the QR code owner, and this is an attractive feature for many users. This blog post explains static vs dynamic QR codes and how they work.

@awado - Our privacy policy specifically states "If any of your personal information is required to be stored on our servers, it will not be rented, sold or intentionally released" and we mean it - your information is safe with us. We have no intention of using the information you give us in any other way or for any other purpose than to support the presentation of your QR code to anyoine who scans it. End of story.

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Create a QR code with your contact info
Authored by: heliodor on Feb 21, '13 05:14:12AM

Another QRcode generator is http://www.coderqr.com. It lets you create QR codes for various types of data.



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