Picked up the latest copy of dalesMATTERS or viewed one of our park signs and have seen this funny looking square barcode and wondered what it is? This is known as a QR Code and you will start to see these a little more across the district.
QR codes (Quick Response Codes) work in a similar way to a bar code, but allow you to access information straight from a smartphone. A smartphone is an advanced mobile phone, which allows you access to the internet, emails and install applications.
Each QR code will link you to a web page on our website or to any of our social media sites.
Give it a go
It's simple, just follow these steps:
- Using your smartphone/iPod Touch/iPad etc., download a free barcode reader or QR reader application from your app store or marketplace
- Open the app, and using the smartphone/iPod Touch/iPad camera scan (or take a photo) of the code
- You will be taken directly to the section of our website relevant to the code