07 April, 2010

Google adds QR Codes as part of URL Shortener


Not to be outdone by Facebook adding QR Codes (see recent post), Google has enabled QR Codes as part of the URL Shortener according to this Techcrunch report: Google Continues To Embrace QR Codes, Integrates Them Into Its URL Shortener.

So Google has a URL Shortener Goo.gl (yawn) which launched in December 2009 (Facebook And Google Get Into The Short URL Game). Today, Google added a very elegant feature: if you add “.qr” to the end of any shortened link, this will generate a QR code for it. For example, the link http://goo.gl/SJhz would become http://goo.gl/SJhz.qr.

Google are a clearly massive fan of QR Codes and this is an easy way to propagate them.

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