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Easy QR Code: QR Generation Goodness in Your Pocket
One of the most innovative things to do with a camera in the last decade has been without a doubt the ability to scan codes (previously done via light scanners ports on some mobile devices). The codes we use nowadays, because of the way they have evolved, can hold quote a lot of information (as opposed to classical 2D barcodes). In the case of current devices, the QR codes are something that we have learned to live with and have adopted in our daily lives as well as in several aspects of the commercial world. In fact, it’s difficult to pick up a single product with a label that does not have a tiny QR code somewhere. Because of that, the QR readers on our devices are becoming not just useful, but also a requirement.
XDA Forum Member Goddchen presents us with an easy app to handle all your QR code needs. Easy QR Code will allow you to pretty much do anything you want from scanning the codes to generating your own codes directly on your mobile device. These codes can pretty much anything you want to give to someone else. You can add URLs, contact information, your own business card, a link to an app, and much more.
This app is featured pack but it has been kept to a minimum in terms of UI and extended (read: not commonly used) features. However, if you feel that it can use something else, please feel free to drop by the thread and suggest something to the dev.
i have created a new app in the “Easy XY” section – “Easy QR Toolbox”.
It is trimmed to be easy to use and provide the most basic features in the quickest way. Currently it supports:
You can find more information in the original thread.
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