QR Pay today released its QR Pal app for the iPhone. The free app enables users to scan, store, and share QR codes via social media. It also includes a secure payment facility and "Safe Browsing."
QR Pal first launched for Android devices in August 2011 and has since been used to scan more than 28,000 QR Codes in 126 countries worldwide.
"There are plenty of QR code scanners available on the market, but we wanted to create more than just a scanner. With QR code usage really beginning to explode, we wanted to make QR Pal useful for the end user and, more importantly, give them the ability to share their scans via social media," said Chris Cooke, chief technology officer at QR Pay, in a statement.
The app can scan QR codes and traditional barcodes with a range of settings, enabling the user to scan, save, share, open link, edit, and more. QR Pal has a detailed list of categories, and if the auto save function is enabled, codes will automatically place in relevant folders.
Users can also instantly share scans via MMS, email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. QR Pal also includes a payment feature that enables users to make and receive payments via PayPal.
QR Pal now rewards users for scanning and sharing QR Codes with points. Each month the top three scanners with the highest number of points will be rewarded with a cash prize. "We are all too aware of apps that get downloaded, used once, and never used again. We want people to use QR Pal to scan codes and share them socially, and we want to reward users for doing this," said Adam Leese, head of marketing at QR Pay, in a statement.