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Scan URL QR-Code Generated By Mobile Barcoder Addon For Firefox/Chrome

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Android, Apps for Android, Apps for iOS, Ipad, Software and Apps

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Published on June 14, 2011 with 6 Comments

QR-Codes can be very handy, nowadays you find QR-Codes on posters to scan a url to see a video or on the back of business cards to scan a whole contact, a phone number, eMail or an address etc. But QR-Codes can do more than that.You can also generate your own QR-Code to scan it from a tablet or phone. Why would you do that? Let’s say you’re surfing the web on you dektop-pc and realize you have to leave to catch a train or something… All you do is, grab out your mobile device, tablet or phone (or maybe Padfone? 😉 ) and scan a QR-code that is automatically generated by a Browser Addon. With the “mobile barcoder” add-on for firefox or chrome, qr-codes of the URL your curently viewing are automatically being generated when you hover the mobile barcoder icon on your statusbar. This barcode can easily be scanned from any modern QR-Reader. This is definitely the fastest way to open a website on your mobile. See the video and download the App for iPad, iPhone and Android below…

mobile users

Download the mobile barcoder (QR-Code Generator) Addon for Firefox or Chrome:


Firefox Addon mobile barcoder (QR-Code Generator): HERE
Chrome Addon mobile barcoder (QR-Code Generator): HERE

Download the QR-Code Reader for your OS and you’re ready to go:


iPad and iPhone DOWNLOAD Scan App: HERE
ANDROID Barcode Scanner DOWNLOAD click or scan Code:


  • dsample

    This made my day!  Thanks very much for the wonderful screencast of my extension.  I love seeing what people do with it, and seeing people are happy with it is great.  This is precisely why I made it, so that no matter what phone you’re using you can continue reading articles while you walk away from your computer.  The Chrome extension isn’t great yet, but I plan to make additions to it so it’s equivalent in features.

    • Anonymous

      Hey Duncan! Thank you for stopping by! It is really a great add on! Keep up the good work! Thanks Johnny

  • Tarantino

    Thanks for sharing. I love QR codes but still to be convinced about driving users online to offline: Why not visit the site on the tablet/mobile instead of scanning it from PC to tablet/mobile? This transition (online to offline) works best when leading user from an engaging site to an text (sms) message for sharing. 

    • dsample

      The reason for me making the extension (and this was quite a long time ago) was to produce a low-barrier transition mechanism from desktops to mobile devices, for things you wouldn’t want to type directly into the mobile device, for example when the URL is too long (and avoiding using URL shorteners), or when a webpage doesn’t have the mobile URL as a link from the page, eg. application download links that appear as text on the page.

      It’s also been useful for people who want to share a link with someone else that’s nearby, for example in schools or conference demos, showing on a projector, and in smaller groups, rather than having to install and authorise ‘Chrome to Phone’ or some other bluetooth-based solution.

      Personally I use it when I’m reading something on my main computer, and have to leave to go somewhere but want to keep on reading, it’s very quick to ‘zap and go’

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