We now have on our website and our email signature files QRCodes (like the sample here) for scanning our contact details directly into a hand held mobile device, unfortunately, Apple and several other hand held device manufacturers do not currently allow the download of the standard VRCard formats directly to a mobile device via a web browser.
This created a headache for our web development team whom came up with a format that, when the QRCode is scanned, interrogates the accessing device so see if it will allow a direct download or not, thereafter if the computer/device will allow a direct download of the VRCard then our servers push the card to the accessing device, if the device will not allow such a download the requesting party is taken to a web form where they can enter their email address and have the VRCard emailed to them directly. The VRCard can then be installed to the device by opening up the attached VRCard to the received email without problem. The entire process takes seconds.
Other uses of QRCodes, associated with Google Maps, can allow the user to scan the QRCode; this will open up a Google Maps application which will calculate the route and directions from the device current location to our offices at Grange Moor! Try the sample here!
Free applications are readily available for the majority of mobile devices to allow the scanning of QRCodes.