QR Code Generators: Free Services

  1. BeQRious: A simple QR code generator for basic information. They also have a paid service.
  2. bit.ly: After you have shortened a ULR simply add .qr to the end and bit.ly will create a QR Code that points to the URL.
  3. Business Card 2 Tag: Make your on line mobile business card.
  4. Jump scan beta: This is the beta version of what looks like a free QR code generator that let’s you put all of your social media sites in one code.
  5. Just scan.it: A free QR code generator that also tracks the number of scans.
  6. Kaywa QR-Code: This is a basic QR-Code Generator. Put in your URL, text, phone number or SMS (short message service) text and click the “Generate” button.
  7. likify: Generate Facebook-likes using QR-codes.
  8. linkblots: Using their interface you can generate a mobile web page that has your logo, e-mail and address with buttons that will dial the phone, “like” your Facebook page, Tweet the QR-Code, play a video or a slide show and link to a web page. A paid account will give you more services.
  9. Littleidiot: A free and simple QR Code generator.
  10. MACANUDOS.ES: Spanish version of the ZXing Project QR Code Generator.
  11. Pingtags: Set up an account in Pingtags and you can generate a QR-Code that points to your LinkedIn information and gives your contacts a way to connect to you via LinkedIn.
  12. QR Code Partners: You can get this application through us. The interface will generate that can have your logo, e-mail, contact forms, coupons, click-to-Dail buttons, video and slide show playback and social media connections and the QR Code. There is a free service as well as paid professional services.
  13. quiQR: This will generate a QR-Code based on a URL, phone or SMS or Foursquare venue ID.
  14. Snap my info: Set up an account with all of your contact information and get a QR-Code that should trigger the e-mail function in your smart phone. Simply e-mail the link then Snap my info will send you a .cvs file that you can import into your address book.
  15. Zebra Crossing: A simple open source QR code generator and reader from the ZXing Project.
  16. φ² Mobile App: Foursquare check-in QR Code Generator.

QR Code Generators: Paid Services

  1. BeQRious Tracker: Paid version includes QR code creator and analytics.
  2. GoEZ Movile Marketing: QR Codes and custom made mobile web sites as well as text services.
  3. Hotbuzz: QR Codes meet location based check in. Download the App and check into hotbuzz via QR Codes.
  4. LikeScan: Instant Product Knowledge is still in beta but it looks like its plan is to be a paid service. But you can sign up for it now for free.
  5. linkblots: UThe paid account builds on their basic free account giving you more options and bandwidth.
  6. liqueo: QR code and micro site with pricing based on the number of campaigns.
  7. QR Code Partners: This is our QR Code and mobile website service. There is a free level and professional levels. This platform not only generates the QR Code but also a mobile website that you can customize with your logog, click-to-dail phone button, social media, auto play video and slide shows, URL links and even a contact form.
  8. QR4: Based in Europe this company specializes in high quality vector QRCode graphics and the ability to batch produce a large number of codes.
  9. StickerScan: Get your QR Codes printed on everything from sticker to T-Shirts.
  10. The Wine Web: Mobile Website/Mobile Phone Web App for wineries already using the company’s web services.
  11. Unitag.fr: a French QR Code service company.

QR Code Resources, Blogs, Studies and Data

  1. BREAKING: QR CODE STATS REVEALED: The MGH Modern Marketing Blog published in March of 2011, the results of their study on QR Code usage.
  2. Connecting QR Codes with Consumers: HubSpot eBook on how to use QR Codes.
  3. Design QR Codes and Higher Education: Andrew Gossen: Incorporating design into higher education QR Codes.
  4. Everything a Marketer Should Know About QR Codes HubSpot Blog by Drew Fortin about the basic of QR Code marketing.
  5. 50–Count ‘Em, 50!–Creative Uses of QR Codes: Blog by flyte: Web Marketing strategies for Small Business.
  6. 5 Useful Ecommerce Applications of QR Codes: Useful HubSpot Blog on QR Codes and eCommerce.
  7. Foodies Can Use QR Codes: Some quick examples of QR Codes used on food packaging.
  8. 14 Million Americans Scanned QR Codes on their Mobile Phones in June 2011: Study of who is scanning QR Codes published August 12, 2011 by ComScore.
  9. George Colony on QR Codes: Interesting video with bad audio by Forrester Research founder and CEO.
  10. How to download a QR code reader on your smart phone: an informative blog from Jump Scan.
  11. In EU5, More Than Half of QR Codes Are Scanned While at Home: Study of QR Code use in Europe by ComScore.
  12. MC Marketing Charts: Charts and statistics on QR Codes and smartphones.
  13. New Security Threat: Infected QR Codes: An article from Mashable.com about cyberthieves in Russia that put malware in an app downloaded from a QR Code.
  14. QR Code Cooking It Up: Blog from BeQRious about huge French fast-food outlets, La Croissanterie’s QR Code loyalty program.
  15. Scanapalooza: QR Codes: Infografic based on research from lab42.
  16. 6 Good Reasons to Add a QR Code to Your Business Card: The AvidCareerist blog by Donna Svei.
  17. Slap A QR Code On That Product So That People Can Like It: Erick Schonfeld’s blog on Tech Crunch.
  18. he Three Rules of QR Codes: Blog from 2d code about some basic rules of QR Codes and mobile marketing.
  19. What Business Card? Just Scan My QR Code Article in Fast Company by Gina Trapani.
  20. Who’s Really Scanning All Those QR Codes? Infographic from Mashable and Jump Scan.