What are those graphics?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ravenvii, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I see those as several posters' icons.

    I seem to recall them being some kind of application code-in-a-image or links of some kind or something for the Android OS, but I'm probably wrong.

    And I can't even google it because I have not the foggiest what they are called!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    They are called QR Codes. Most smartphones have a program to read them. They contain text. This text could be a URL, contact information, a string of random characters, or a message. The more dense the little squares are, the longer the text.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Now that I know what it's called, I gave it a Google, found an iPhone app, and scanned it.

    That QR code says "On the first day of MacRumors, my true love gave to me, a white Verizon iPhone with 4G."

    Haha, that's pretty awesome.

    *goes off to look for jessica, for she has one of those as her avatar, too*

    EDIT: Hers says "Smoochies - Jessica" :D
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup. QR codes.

    LOL someone doesn't know the current 4g is a lie. ;)
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I saw one of those on the side of a pizza box. Apparently it had instructions on how to cook the pizza, although I couldn't scan it as I don't have a smartphone. Cool idea though.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That's totally cool! I found the iPhone app and it works real well. Then I made my own after a Google search...
     
  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    You have outed Jessica. I hope you know what you're in for... These QR avatars could become a sort of underground flame war complete with obscene messages...

    Dale
     

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