Hip to be square: The resurgence of QR code in the age of pandemic


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  • Monday, 07 Sep 2020

Scanning QR codes is now an essential for people to gain entry into public places during the Covid-19 pandemic. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

The venerable QR code is now a common sight, as people use it to check in via apps when entering premises and has become part of our new normal routine.

But back in 2012 – about 18 years after it was introduced – the QR code was touted as a joke as some companies didn’t know how to use it or failed to reward users with useful info.

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