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QR code (short for Quick Response) is a barcode readable by a special app (QR Reader) installed on smartphones. Using the app, people scan the code by hovering the smartphone over the code and are directed to a web page or specific text.

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Troubles? Some QR codes may have not been printed correctly or are too small to be scanned. Some devices may have problems scanning because of poor camera quality. Make sure that your device is at the correct distance from the QR code which should fit into the box on the camera view. You might need to tap the screen to focus the image.

QR Code Generators
http://www.qurify.com/es (español)

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