BlackBerrys allow you to store and organize your contacts, but it is not always convenient to enter contact information directly into the device. When you go to a conference and collect thirty or forty business cards, entering that information into your BlackBerry can be a time consuming nightmare. There are software packages that can scan business cards using the BlackBerry's camera, but they can be inaccurate, and are an additional cost. What if you could input contact information from business cards directly into your BlackBerry for free?
Interpreting QR Codes
A lot of companies are putting QR codes on promotional materials including t-shirts, posters, pamphlets, and business cards. Instead of painstakingly copying contact information into your BlackBerry, or entering it from your desktop and synchronizing it with your device, all you need to do is install ScanLife and use it to take a picture of the QR code from your BlackBerry. ScanLife will interpret the QR code, and display the encoded information.
Make Your Own QR Code
It is really easy to make a QR code with your contact information.
- Visit the ZXing Project's QR Code Generator and choose Contact Information from the drop-down menu.
- Enter your contact information.
- Choose the Barcode size, and then click the Generate button.
- When the QR code appears, click the Download link, and save the QR code.
Once you have your QR code, you can place it on your website, in your email signature, on your business cards, or anywhere potential customers will see it. Smartphone users will be able to scan the QR code and add your contact information directly to their device's contact list.