Category Archives: QR Code Tools – Programmable QR Code Sticky Notes


Click on the photos for the Amazon page (affilate link) is a web site offering an excellent value in premade QR Code stickers and Post-it style sticky note pads. The real value is in the FREE Codee Reader app available on the Apple App store and on Google Play. The app makes it easy to add:

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Audio Messages
Quick Phone Dialer
SMS Text Messages
Quick Email Message
Photo with Audio
Link to a Website
Link to a YouTube Video
Facebook Like/Follow
Follow me on Twitter
See Us on Yelp!
Link Tags

to a QR Code. Once the Codee QR Code is programmed it can be scanned with ANY QR Code reader and scanned/managed with the Codee Reader app!

The online management pages show you how many times the Codee has been scanned;

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and gives you option to manage the Codee, create additional QR Codes, print QR Codes and more. The Codee ID can be used to make your own QR Code with any QR Code generator program. The Codee ID could also be used with NFC chips!

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A Museum wishing to add multimedia interactivity to any exhibit or an or Art Gallery wishing to engage the viewer with the artist could easily do it with Codee Sticky Notes or Codee QR Code Stickers. Link to an Artist’s web site, easily add a video/audio (using your cell phone or iPad) of the artist explaining their piece, easily add Youtube Videos and more!


Get 150 programmable QR Codes, Codee Sticky Notes. Using your phone or iPad add student videos or audio messages. Add multimedia to assignments and more. Connect to Youtube videos.

Scan the Codee QR Code at 1:51 to see Lizzie!

Custom QR Codes:

Using the Codie ID you can use any QR Code program to make a QR Code that links to your Codee page.  Scan the Codee QR code to get the URL, for example my Codee linking to QRCArtist’s Facebook page is:

Here is a custom QR Code generated with iQR on my Mac. Notice the NFC symbol, I uses QR code in conjunction with NFC Tags on my site Tap-Scan.Me. It is the same QR code as in the previous picture only a little more artistic, scan them both.



Codee also offers GPS and Scan Activity reporting options :

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Android Phones – built in QR Code Reader

The built-in Google Search widget can decode QR codes! Android Phones have a built in QR Code Reader. Google Goggles reads QR Codes and is also integrated with the Google App for iOS devices.

To scan a QR code, you need to tap the microphone icon inside the Google Widget and then choose “Search with Camera” option from the menu available in the lower right corner.


Now point your mobile camera to any QR Code, tap the on-screen camera icon and it will instantly reveal what’s stored in that QR Code. You’ll also find Google search results for the decoded QR Code.

I have tried this on Nexus, Samsung and Motorola phones running Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean).

Tested on the iPhone5 too!, Select Google Voice search, tap the camera icon and take a photo of the QR Code!

3 Best Practices for Creating Reliable QR Codes

Great Video, my local TV station WZZM 13 created a new WZZM-TV iPad app and created a new QR Code with their logo. they placed in a new TV ad to download the app. The graphic designer removed the quiet zone, so I could not scan it with my iPad no matter how hard I tried. Their original ad with a simple QR code works fine, see it here Original WZZM 13 QR Code TV Ad.

Here is my white WZZM 13 app QR Code:



Photo QR Code generator

Found my new favorite photo based QR Code generator; Easy to use, allows photos in background, foreground or as logos. The free Basic plan allows the creation of 10 QR Codes. Their paid plans offer many more features, including tracking location of scans, at a very reasonable price.

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QR Code Art Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial is designed for NSW Stage 5 Photography & Digital Media students. It demonstrates how to make digital images using QR Code brushes in photoshop. For more information about the task go to

The image above was created using techniques presented in the tutorial. It is of the author’s friend who is a musician. If you can scan the top right QR code it will take you to her website. The author forgot to add the necessary border element in the scannable QR code,so it is very hard to scan.


Wynwood Arts Initiative Foundation QR code project

This video shows what they are doing .. please support the foundation: buy your QR code today for a tax deductible donation of $30.. and be part of history and the Guiness book of world records.

 Source: YouTube brings virtual stores to Finland

Press Release:  “HELSINKI (7th June, 2012) – Digital Foodie, a Finnish startup based in Helsinki, has been working together with the Helsinki Co-operative Society Elanto of S Group, to turn the walls of some of the busiest commuter locations in the capital into virtual stores. On Monday 4th June, the walls came to life with virtual displays of a selection of products with barcodes which customers can scan using and get home delivery. Orders made before 3pm can be delivered the same day.

“Finns love their mobiles and technology that makes their everyday-lives easier. Now with the virtual stores, users can order food while waiting for the metro or tram for example. S Group has been running personalised online stores with Foodie’s technology for a while now and the new virtual store is a natural extension to their service,” explains Kalle Koutajoki, CEO of Digital Foodie.”

It looks like is using QR Codes to download the application to the mobile device and then using UPC barcodes for the actual ordering process.