What is a QR Code?

Have you seen one of these on publications and wondered “what’s this?”

The image you see above is a QR (or quick response) code.  Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader software can scan the image of the QR code causing the phone’s browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL.

The Alumni Association is leveraging this technology on publications to quickly connect alumni and friends to our TechTies homepage and to our Facebook Page for further information about the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association and events.

Different smartphones and carriers have different applications to read QR codes.  A list of applications/software is available at:


For IPhone users, some popular Free QR apps are RedLaser, Qrafter, & Pic2shop.

Note: Always read full Terms of Service before downloading any applications.