Is there anything similar to a QR code that works offline?

Say I have a flyer that I want to discreetly distribute and there is no internet.

Is there something like a QR code that contains the data itself and not just a URL?

This way someone with no data plan could scan the icon/code with an app and the unrecognizable bits and bytes from the icon/code would show up on their screen as a .JPEG of a flyer or something.

  • Tryp
    42 years ago

    You can definitely do plain text but your phone might not support it without an additional application which seems silly but they didn’t work on my s9. URLs only.

    • @GmorkOP
      32 years ago

      That’s good to hear. I have seen plain text mention but have not I figured out how to achieve that. I have made several QR codes that link to URLs. Perhaps I need to try another program.

      I was hoping for something a little more like a JPEG so I can put whatever I wanted into it, but worst case scenario sounds like I can go old school with plain text and ascii art. 🙃

      • @GmorkOP
        22 years ago

        Looks like I’m having a similar issue to Tryp.

        I found a program that lets me input text as a QR code but when it is scanned the text opens in the search box of my browser.

        Everything is displayed in linear fashion and not organized as I type it.

          • @GmorkOP
            12 years ago

            That looks excellent!

            It does not look like it is on the F-Droid store but I’ll check out your Google Play link. Thanks a lot.