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Transform URLs, Map locations, text into QR codes in Ubuntu with Qreator

Qreator is a definitely interesting application that allows one to encode various information types in QR codes.

Its look is simplistic yet fancy and properly designed with big orange icons that bear a symbolic look&feel, "backed" by the minimalist toolbar.

Qreator 0.1 brings support for URL, Text, Geolocation and WiFi Network, as such:

  • URL the default prefix is http (can be changed to https) followed by an empty space where users type a web address that is transformed in "real-time" in the bellow area into a QR code
  • Text enter numerous words in the dedicated typing "room"
  • Geolocation Zoom in/out on a clearly-rendered high-quality global map with drag navigation support (the QR code is constantly modified as one navigates and clicks on the map)
  • WiFi Network with identifier, password, etc support

How do we use Qreator 0.1?
After the above actions are performed (typing a URL, navigate to a certain city, etc), the QR code is created, then save it via the two buttons from the bottom-left corner (Save QR code to disk, for future reuse, or Copy QR code to clipboard).

The result is

How do we install Qreator 0.1?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dpm/qreator-stable

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qreator