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#121037 21-Jun-2013 22:51
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Been doing some Googleing for the last two weeks.


What I want to do is put a QR code on my business card and have the user go to a web site and down load a contact card for iPhone or android.

What format should I use?

How I would like it to work:

User scan card and gets link to web site, then can download the contact the card to phone.

I know some one that's a lot smarter than me is just going to post a one liner...... with the answer!

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  #841337 21-Jun-2013 23:01
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Follow this guide, works on my android. click here

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  #841339 21-Jun-2013 23:08
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Even easier: create your VCARD here and download the QR code. Use it to print your cards. Snap with any QR reader and it will ask if you want to add a new contact.


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  #841341 21-Jun-2013 23:16
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You can create the Vcard and get a QR code as an EPS (vector file) here:

They also do other formats. And its free.

A good QR-code reader for iPhone is i-nigma. Lots of bad QR-code readers around that are fussy about reading QR-codes and can't do much about them.

It really should be natively supported in the phones by now if you ask me.

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  #841362 22-Jun-2013 00:32
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Yup easily done, I've got a qr code on my business cards that shows my contact details when scanned.
You then get the option to save it to your phone as a contact.
No Internet access required.

Just make sure you don't put too much info in when you create the qr code as then it becomes a bit too compressed I think and makes it harder for a phone to scan it correctly.
Try test it on a few different brands of phones if possible before sending it to the printers.
I also tested scanning the proof that the printer sent back before giving the go ahead.

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  #841383 22-Jun-2013 08:55
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Personally I find vcards on a QR code a much better use case than the web site redirect (where getting the QR reader open and taking the picture is almost slower than typing a url in).

I pretty easily found a site that created a qr code from some details - I there there are a bunch.

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  #841417 22-Jun-2013 10:59
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thanks all.

That did the trick!
LOL i think my google skills need updating :(

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