What does QR stand for in QR codes?

A) Quick Response

B) Quality Recognition

C) Quantitative Reader

D) Query and Response

Show Answer

A) Quick Response

QR stands for “Quick Response” in QR codes. A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode that was developed in 1994 by a Japanese company named Denso Wave, a subsidiary of the Toyota Group. The “Quick Response” name reflects the code’s ability to be quickly decoded, and it was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR codes are commonly used to store information such as website URLs, contact information, text, and more, and they can be scanned by smartphones and other devices equipped with QR code reader apps or built-in capabilities. These codes have found numerous applications in marketing, advertising, product labeling, ticketing, and various other fields where quick access to information is valuable.