Custom QR Code generator #QRCode

I found this custom QR Code generator today and it is excellent! I’ve seen a few of these highly modified codes before (see this post on the Mashable website for examples) but haven’t been able to get my limited Fireworks and Photoshop skills round to getting one for myself yet.

Until today. What do you think to this … created on the Unitag website:

I know, it fails one of my ‘rules’ in that it doesn’t display a URL for those who can’t scan it but that can be easily added after the code has been created. This example links to the shortened URL of, which is actually the ‘Resource’ page I created recently for all things QR Code and education.

So, how easy was this … very! The interface on the website is split into data/link, design, colours, and logo. You go through the process of selecting the link for the code (shortened URL, obviously), the design you want (rounded edges, shadow, redundancy level, size, etc), the colours and gradient types (single or mixed colours, horizontal diagonal or radial gradient), and then upload a logo/file if you want one placed in the final code.

Easy (… and don’t forget to test it)!

I’ve used three different apps in the iPhone to scan it, and all three worked (where at least two don’t usually work when scanning a code on the screen) – try your scanner software and let me know if it worked for you? If you’ve got your own custom code, or have just created one, share it here, let us see your work.

Have you got your own custom QR Code? Great, then share it here and let us know where you’ve used it and what kind of success (or not) you’ve had with it?

  • Brian Bishop

    Nice! It scanned super fast for me. Well done. I will use this too and let you know how I get on.  

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Brian, hope all is well with you?

      All the best, David

  • Just tried it in Android using ‘Barcode Scanner’ and it couldn’t recognise it.  ‘Google Goggles’ recognised it correctly, virtually instantly.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Kim, noce to know it works (or not) on different phones and different apps. Is the ‘barcode scanner’ a standard app or not?

      All the best, David

  • randyor

    QR codes have a greater potential. A QR code can be
    placed on a card the address of your customer to your LinkedIn account
    or add your contact information to your address book

    • Anonymous

      Hi ‘randyor’.

      The potential for these codes is huge, provided they are implemented properly and in a ‘considered’ manner (i.e. checked and working for everyone who may can).

      All the best, David

  • Karlsavage
    I created this QR Code from Rubik’s Cubes for youtube to promote a charity event I am doing in January.  This video was part 3 of 3.  On this video the QR code starts about 59 seconds in, but I think you might like the previous two as well. 

    • hopkinsdavid

      Hi Karl.

      Excellent video, and the code scanned from the video/screen too! Best of luck for the marathon and fund raising too.

      All the best, David

  • Af41

    It’s becoming easier to get a custom QR code. Check out qr-codeworld for hundreds of off-the-shelf code designs, most in 3D.