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Platinum QR [Android App Review]

More and more businesses, websites, periodicals, etc. are using QR codes. Are you? Do you even know what a QR code is? Well, this is what is Wikipedia pages has to say:

“QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan.

A QR code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera) and processed using Reed-Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted; data is then extracted from patterns present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.”

I have tried a few QR related apps and I must say that Platinum QR is very nice. One thing I really like about the app is its simplicity. The app is easy to use and gets right to the point. The app is free and there are no ads to bother you and get in the way.

When you first turn on the app, it goes directly to the scanner- focus the QR code in your camera, the app will take a scan and open the code.  The app will open up the code within the app, which is nice.  The app keeps a history of your scans, allows you to bookmark or favorite the ones you want, and easily share these codes with friends. The app definitely makes it easy to access the codes you need.

Scanning QR codes is of course the main function but what if you need to generate your own code?  Platinum QR can create QR codes for text, phone numbers, emails, contacts, location, urls, or sms. Simply choose the type of item you are going to make a code of,  input the information and boom you have a QR code. Once the code is generated, you can edit and share it will your friends.

The last two items to mention is the app has a button to turn on your flash, just in case you need extra light when scanning a QR code. You can also load a QR code from photos stored on your SD card.

Platinum QR is a very powerful and useful QR code reading app for Android devices. I found it very easy to use and experienced no problems with the app.  Every one should have a QR reader on their phone, so if you are in the market for a QR scanner, give Platinum QR a try.
App Name: Platinum QR

Developer:  Platinum Tech

Cost: Free

Market: Google Play

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