Chances are you’ve heard of a QR code – you know, those black and white squares that you can see on poster ads? Well, they’re about to become a more common sight in Motorcycle Trader magazine.
MT staff are fans of convenience so we’re going to start using QR codes to help you access online content such as videos, further information on bikes for sale and even competition entries. The first example of this is with our new T-shirt competition.
Here’s how you get them to work for you. Go to the relevant app store for your smartphone or tablet (iTunes App Store for Apple products, Play Store for Android) and search for a ‘QR code reader’. There are plenty of free ones. Download and open the app – it will use your device’s camera as the scanner.
Using the T-shirt competition QR code as an example (check out page 24 in issue 296), use the app to scan the code and your gadget will take you straight to the entry page here on trademotorcycles.com.au without you having to type in the tedious website address. If your phone or tablet refuses to make all this techno-stuff work for you, your nearest teenager should be able to do it all in three seconds flat and hopefully teach you at the same time. Welcome to
the brave new world.