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Have You Ever Wondered What "QR" in "QR Codes" Means?

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

It simply stands for "quick response".

Written by Yaanin

Barcodes vs QR Codes

Important Dates

Barcodes was invented in the 1940s and patented in 1952; while QR Codes were developed in 1994.

Difference in Shapes

It is believed that QR codes are increasingly replacing barcodes. QR codes carry much more data than barcodes because it is both vertical and horizontal. Hundreds of times more data can be stored in it than barcodes which is only horizontal with a series of variable-width lines and spaces to encode data.


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