With so much free stuff and the fast pace of change it can be challenging to know where to start, or even if it's relevant.

Quite Radical offers two tangible ways to understand and use these opportunities.

  • Free tools to generate links and QR codes. You're welcome to use them any way you like, they're free so please feel free to experiment.
  • Weekly newsletter offering insights and good practice into these new opportunities and useful techniques into the hows and whys of bringing physical premises and online together.


Invented in 1994 by Japanese company Denso Wave under a team led by Masahiro Hara for labelling automotive parts, a QR Code is a quick-response two-dimensional matrix barcode code.

Just point and click from your mobile/cell, it couldn't be easier!

Most recent smartphones have a QR scanner built in, and all 2D barcode apps open web links.

There are apps that improve the way QR codes are handled, for example the tel: uri is built into "Barcode Scanner" and will phone the number, Android's built in "QRCode Scan" only deciphers the qr code leaving the user to copy and paste into their Telephone app.

Recent Smartphones use QR codes to configure WiFi, the most common security type is WPA2/3. It encodes the SSID and Passphrase.

It's worth printing the SSID and passphrase next to the QR code for older phones where users have to enter the passphrase manually.

Yes! Alas not all scanners are the same and some just present the number to copy and paste, though this is still easier than entering the number by hand.

mailto, the email URI, can be used to start an email, enter your pre-defined email address, their default email, enter a pre-defined subject, and enter your text into the body of an email. It uses plain text without formatting. The full international character set is supported by most email clients.