Frequently asked questions, and a few handy tips and tricks.

About QR Codes

What’s a QR Code?

A Quick Response Code (QR Code) is a two-dimensional bar code that can be scanned by your smartphone.

Originally invented by Toyota in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, today QR Codes have become a very popular method for allowing smartphone users to retrieve information.

How do I scan a QR Code using my iPhone or iPad?

To scan a QR Code using your iPhone or iPad you need to download and install a QR Code scanner app. Don’t worry, it’s easy, and there are plenty of free ones in the App Store. Our favourite is ScanLife. Get ScanLife here.

(Note: First generation iPads didn’t have a camera, so this is only possible on second generation iPads and later models).

How do I scan a QR Code using my Android smartphone?

To scan a QR Code using your Android smartphone you need to download and install a QR Code scanner app. Don’t worry, it’s easy, and there are plenty of free ones in the Android Marketplace. Our favourite is ScanLife. Get ScanLife here.

How do I scan a QR Code using my BlackBerry?

All newer model BlackBerry smartphones come with a native QR Code reader built right into the phone.

For Newer BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS6, OS7 and OS10

  1. Open BlackBerry App World
  2. Press the BlackBerry button
  3. Select Scan Barcode

How to Scan a QR Code on an older BlackBerry?

All older model BlackBerry smartphones come with a native QR Code reader built right into the phone.

For Older BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS4 and OS5

  1. Open BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
  2. Press the BlackBerry button
  3. Select Scan Group Barcode

If you would prefer to use a stand-alone QR Code scanner on your BlackBerry smartphone, one of our favorite free QR Code scanners is ScanLife. Get ScanLife here.

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How do I add my Prestoh Mobile Business Card’s icon to a smartphone home screen?

Adding or bookmarking your Prestoh Mobile Business Card and creating a device home screen icon let’s you or your customers quickly access your contact information and share your QR Code with other prospects.

First, open your Mobile Business Card. Then:

From your iPhone/iPad

  1. Press the plus/share button ()
  2. Select Add to Home Screen

From your Android smartphone

  1. Press the menu button and select Bookmarks, then select Ok
  2. Press and hold your new bookmark and select Add Shortcut to Home

Droid Tip: if you already have bookmarked your Mobile Business Card, simply select and hold your home screen where you want your icon card to appear. When the menu appears select Shortcuts then Bookmark.

Check out these CNET screenshots for more Droid help.

From your BlackBerry

  1. Press the BlackBerry Menu Button ()
  2. Select Add to Home Screen

Handy Tips and Tricks

How do I add a YouTube video?

You can easily add a link to a YouTube video using your Mobile Business Card’s Action Links. Premium users can also link to videos from their custom Advertisement. To link to a YouTube video, either create a new Website Action Link or update the website URL on your Advertisement using the Graphics tab.

To find the correct URL from YouTube select the Share button. Then, select and copy/paste the URL into your Website Action Link or your custom Advertisement.

YouTube Video

How do I add a map or provide directions?

Did you know you can easily provide directions to your business using Google Maps. Simply paste your Google Short URL into a Website Action Link or as the URL in your custom Advertisement. And, with just a few clicks iPhone and Android device users can immediately get directions to your location by clicking on your Map link!

Go to maps.google.com and type in the address you want to map to. Then, click on the Link Icon (circled in red) and select Short URL. Copy/paste this Short URL into your Mobile Business Card.

Google Maps