Scan, Link, and Learn: QR Codes


QR Shrub Sign Example

Example of a Purdue Arboretum Explorer QR Sign

Throughout the Purdue West Lafayette Campus you will find QR codes (Quick Response Codes) displayed on plant signage.  These QR codes will direct you to the Purdue Arboretum Explorer website where you can learn more about the plant or landscape feature.

QR codes can be used in Google Android and Apple iOS devices (iPhone/iPod/iPad), as well as Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, Google Goggles, 3rd party barcode scanners, and the Nintendo 3DS.

General QR Code Scanning Tips
  • When scanning, hold the phone steady, so the image stays in focus. Do this for other things you scan, too.
  • Make sure the QR Code appears completely in the viewfinder on your phone.
Smart Phone Specific Instructions
Android Users
To scan a QR code, Open the Google Goggles App and tap the microphone icon and then choose “Search with Camera” option from the menu available in the lower right corner.

Now point your mobile camera to any QR Code, tap the on-screen camera icon and it will instantly reveal what’s stored in that QR Code.

Apple iOS Users

iOS 7 Users can use the Passport app. Earlier versions of iOS can use any of the more than 50 free QR Scanners available. Example QR App

Windows Phone Users
  1. Press the Search Search button button on your phone, and then tap Vision Vision icon.
  2. Scan the QR Code by pointing your phone at it.
  3. On the Results screen, tap the result to get info about the QR Code.

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