Create a Dynamic QR code
If you're new to the world of QR codes and dynamic links, the process can seem overwhelming at first. But don't worry, Short QR has you covered. Before creating a Dynamic QR code with our platform, it's important to understand the connection between dynamic links and codes.
To put it simply, a dynamic link is a URL that can be edited and updated at any time. This allows for greater flexibility in marketing campaigns and the ability to track link clicks and engagement in real time. But how does this relate to QR codes?
By connecting a dynamic short link to a Dynamic QR code, you can ensure that the code's content is always up-to-date and trackable. For example, let's say you're running a promotion on your website and want to use a QR code to drive traffic to it. Utilizing a dynamic short link allows you to easily update the promotion's information, such as changing the discount code or expiration date, without having to generate a new QR code each time.
So before diving into the world of QR codes, make sure to create a dynamic short link with Short QR. From there, it's smooth sailing – customize your Dynamic QR code to your liking, download, and print, and track engagement with ease.
Connect Short Link to QR code
To connect a dynamic short link to a URL QR code go to the QR generator and select the URL type here. You will see a checkbox called "Dynamic QR code" once you check this you can select your newly created short link from the dropdown. Select the short link you want to connect to the QR code and you're ready to go.
You now never have to reprint this QR code if you want to change the destination of this QR code you can just edit the dynamic short link.
Customize Dynamic QR Codes
For those looking to add an extra touch of personalization to their dynamic QR code, customization is now simpler than ever. With Short QR, you can choose from a variety of QR code styles, including bold black and white, minimalist designs, or even colorful patterns that are sure to make a statement. Once you've selected your preferred style, it's also possible to add customized colors to your dynamic QR code, helping it stand out even more when viewed against a background or when incorporated into a branding scheme. While customization may be seen as an added bonus, many businesses and individuals find that it provides that perfect finishing touch to their dynamic QR code, making it even more memorable and user-friendly for those looking to quickly scan and access its contents.
- Style: With Short QR, you can choose from a variety of QR code styles, including Square, Round, Heart, Diamond, or Dot designs with eye-catching patterns that make a statement.
- Colors: To help your dynamic QR code stand out, you can add customized colors to the code itself, making it even more memorable and engaging for users.
- Custom eyes color: Some individuals or businesses may want to personalize their QR code even further, right down to the eyes of the QR code itself. With Short QR, it's possible to select custom eye colors, creating a unique and distinctive QR code design that is sure to catch the eye.
- Inner eye style: You can choose from a variety of inner eye styles, including Square, Round, Flower, Diamond, Leaf, or Circle designs with eye-catching patterns that make a statement.
- Outer eye style: You can choose from a variety of outer eye styles, including Square, Round, Flower, Leaf, or Dot designs with eye-catching patterns that make a statement.
- Add a logo: For those looking to incorporate branding elements into their dynamic QR code, we allow users to add their own logo or image to the code, creating a powerful visual representation that speaks to their brand's identity and values.
Dynamic QR quality settings
Here you can set the size (in pixels) of how big you want the QR code to be when you download it.
This means it will create a nice border around your QR code with your dynamic QR code in the center, if you edit the background color you can create a cool border around your dynamic QR code.
Error correction capability
The error correction capability settings come in handy when you’re customizing your QR code and still want to be able to scan the QR code. If your QR code stopped working after customization you can increase the settings and test again, keep increasing until you found the right settings for your dynamic QR code.
Download the Dynamic QR code
When you’re logged in to your dashboard you can find all the QR codes you have saved here. In your overview all the way to the right next to the three vertical dots you will see a download icon if you press it you will see the different formats in which you can download your QR codes. Click one of the downloads and you’re ready to save your QR code on your device.
If you're not logged in then when you are creating a QR code in the SQR QR generator we will show you a live update of the QR code you are creating. Underneath the QR preview, you will see a download button that you can press at any moment in your process. When you click the download button you will see the different formats in which you can download your QR codes. Click one of the downloads and you’re ready to save your QR code on your device.
Printing Dynamic QR codes
Once you've created your perfect dynamic QR code, it's crucial to print it in a way that ensures optimal scanning and usability for both you and your potential customers. To achieve this, it's important to select a size that strikes the right balance between readability and visual appeal. A helpful formula to keep in mind is Scanning distance / 10 = Minimum QR code size. By applying this formula, you can determine the ideal size for your QR code based on the distance at which it will be scanned, taking into account factors like the quality of the camera being used and the lighting conditions present in the area. For instance, if your customers will be 40 inches or 100cm away, your QR code's size should be 4 inches or 10 cm. But no matter what size you choose, it's vital to always test your QR code before printing it in order to confirm that it can be easily and accurately scanned, ensuring that your investment in this critical advertising tool is well-spent.
What is a Dynamic QR code?
QR codes have become ubiquitous in today's world as more businesses and individuals use them in everything from advertising to personal branding. But what exactly is a Dynamic QR code, and why is it so powerful?
Unlike QR codes that contain fixed data, Dynamic QR codes allow for real-time editing and updating. This means that the content of a Dynamic QR code can be changed at any time by simply updating the link connected to it. This flexibility allows businesses and individuals to use Dynamic QR codes in a variety of ways, from tracking marketing campaigns to directing customers to change content on a website.
One of the biggest advantages of Dynamic QR codes is the ability to track engagement and measure success. By using a dynamic link to connect to the QR code, businesses and individuals can see how many people are scanning the code, where they are located, and on what devices they are using. This data can be used to optimize future campaigns and tailor marketing efforts to specific audiences.
Additionally, Dynamic QR codes offer unparalleled customization options. With Short QR, for example, businesses and individuals can customize their Dynamic QR codes with logos, colors, and even different types of dynamic content such as vCard, geo, and event types. This customization allows companies to showcase their brand and create a memorable user experience for customers.
In short, Dynamic QR codes offer a wealth of possibilities for businesses and individuals looking to create engaging and effective marketing campaigns. By utilizing these codes, you can track engagement in real-time, tailor content to specific audiences, and create a memorable user experience.
Dynamic QR codes types
Currently, we only offer the URL dynamic QR type. But we're currently working hard as you can follow on our Roadmap, to launch a big update for Short QR. If you want to read more about the update that is coming plus see some early screenshots, you can read more here.
Questions about Dynamic QR codes
What is the difference between a static and Dynamic QR code?
A static QR code contains fixed data, while Dynamic QR codes allow for real-time editing and updating.
- Can I track engagement with a Dynamic QR code?
Yes, by using a dynamic link to connect to the QR code, businesses and individuals can track engagement and measure success.
- Can I edit a Dynamic QR code after it has been printed?
Yes, as long as the link connected to the QR code is dynamic, the content can be edited and updated at any time without having to generate a new QR code.
- How does a Dynamic QR code benefit my business?
Dynamic QR codes offer greater flexibility in marketing campaigns, the ability to track engagement in real-time, and customization options to showcase your brand and create a memorable user experience for customers.
- What is the difference between a Dynamic QR code and a short link?
A Dynamic QR code is a visual representation of a link, while a short link is the shortened URL used to connect to the QR code.
- Are Dynamic QR codes widely used?
Yes, Dynamic QR codes have become increasingly popular in recent years, as businesses and individuals continue to find innovative ways to use them in marketing campaigns and personal branding efforts.
- Can I use Dynamic QR codes for personal branding?
Absolutely. Dynamic QR codes are a great way to create a memorable first impression and showcase your personal brand in creative ways, whether it's on a business card, resume, or online portfolio.
Troubleshoot your Dynamic QR code
By following these basic troubleshooting steps, you can ensure that your dynamic QR codes are working as effectively and seamlessly as possible. But if you're still experiencing issues, don't hesitate to seek assistance to ensure that you can get the most value and success from your dynamic QR codes. Check the article below to troubleshoot your static QR codes if they're not working.
While static QR codes are a valuable tool for marketing campaigns, it's important to also understand the power and potential of Dynamic QR codes. By creating Dynamic QR codes with Short QR, you can take your marketing efforts to the next level with real-time editing, tracking of engagement, and customization options. Whether you're a small business owner looking to attract new customers or an individual looking to showcase your personal brand, Dynamic QR codes offer endless possibilities for effective and engaging marketing campaigns. So why wait? Head over to Short QR now and explore the world of Dynamic QR codes.