Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Fancy QR Codes

I noticed this sign at a local restaurant and thought this couldn't be a QR (Quick Response) code as it didn't look much like the blocky, and frankly pretty ugly, version I've grown accustomed to seeing.  But when I scanned it with Google Lens on my Pixel 2 it worked just fine, taking me to the web site with the menu.  It took a bit of digging, but I found that there are a variety of ways and shapes that can be used to create these better-looking versions.  One website you can try this out is at the link below.

This technique is about a decade old and this is the first I've heard of it, and I've spent a fair amount of time investigating QR codes.  Sigh...

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