Do you remember the last three QR codes you scanned? If you're shaking your head, don't worry—you're not alone. For awhile it's seemed like QR codes might just be another tech fad. While users and marketers alike first loved the codes and the world of digital possibilities they offered, interest slowly waned.
The few extra steps it took to download and use scanning apps created a snag in usability. Like Palm Pilots and beepers, QR codes seemed destined to fade into tech obscurity. Then, on September 19, 2017 everything changed.