Over 200 models of mobile phone handsets currently support reading 2-dimensional black & white barcodes. Barcodes are printed on most items these days, but only recently has it become common practice to scan barcodes with mobile phones. As most of us carry a mobile phone with us at all times it’s exciting just what opportunities are now open to businesses when it comes to increasing turnover.
Mobile Phone Barcode Types
The three main types of barcodes are: QR Code (big in Japan), DataMatrix (seen across Europe), and Aztec. These are the codes that can be read by many industry standard products and software, either installed as standard or available for free download from a variety of sources.
There are a number of other barcodes used by particular companies to ensure proprietary use. The main reason being to maximise their own profits and control the market by establishing a monopoly for reading and writing their barcodes.
Looking for barcode business cards?
At Creative Brand Design we can set up a barcode for your business and add it into any graphic design work we do for you, from business cards to magazine adverts.
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