Whoa! We’ve just implemented a new feature on 4shared and it’s all about QR codes. Well, I can assume that not all of our readers even know what QR codes are. Nope, they didn’t appear just yesterday, no. It was actually a 1997 or so. The first thing you should know about QR is that these letters stand for “Quick Response”. The other thing is that they became really popular with the appearance of smartphones, iPhones and other related tech. And what becomes popular is always has it’s reflection on 4shared.
So, what QR codes can be used for? Well, they can store information, that’s for sure. To be more exact QR code can contain any textual info like text or even links. How exactly QR codes can help you working with 4shared? From now on you can always found a QR code on each page for any file you’d like to download.
You’ll need a few things before start using QR codes on 4shared. The first and the most important one – a QR Code reader. iPhone or Symbian OS based mobile phones will do just fine. The other thing you need is a proper application for reading QR codes. I can suggest i-nigma for iPhones/iPods and QuickMark for Android users. After that you can use QR codes as a quick link to the file page without any need to visit 4shared.com itself! So, let’s take a look how it works:
1. Find the file you like:
2. Click “Show QR code”:
3. Take your piece of tech that can read QR codes, recognize it and get the link to the file right away:
The future of QR codes
QR codes seems to be the future trend not only on the Internet but in the real world too. They can be used in a vast variety of situations and we were happy to be the first file sharing service to implement QR codes. Hey we have a little something that can give you a nice idea about usage of QR codes right now. Try to read a QR code based massage from 4shared: