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Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 5.0 are now available on the App Store. With some design and functionality changes, we reached another major version upgrade. Here is the list for changes:
- New color scheme
- Redesigned History screen with “swipe to reveal options”
- Added search to History screen
- Added the ability to give custom names to history items
- Added the ability to delete multiple items/export multiple items on history screen
- Added QR Code encryption option to generator screen
- Added X-Scanner-UA HTTP header to internal web browser
- Added QR Code size options for sharing QR Code images
Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.4 have been approved by Apple and are now live. Here is the list of changes:
- Added Aztec Code scanning
- Added iPad retina display support
- Added scan:// and qrafter:// URL schemes to immediately launch the scanner from a web page
- Added Spanish translation (thanks to Juan Gonzalez and Ricardo Loyola López)
- Enabled systemwide Twitter on iOS 5 and later
- Updated URL parser
- Updated vCard parser
- Updated vEvent parser
- Updated QR Code creation view
- Updated CSV file generation
Today is my birthday, and Apple gave me a present by approving Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.3. They are now live on the App Store.
I have been lazy through last few months and I skipped writing posts about versions 4.1 and 4.2. 4.1 was a big update which had the following features:
- Full iOS 5 compatibility
- vCard parser updated to support new iOS 5 features
- Data Matrix reading support
- 4 new QR Code generation options including event generation
A few days later, I had to submit version 4.2 which fixed a small bug. This version was alive for nearly 3 months and now version 4 3 is ready. It adds the following:
- Front camera support for compatible devices including iPad 2
- Support for iMessage on scanned phone numbers and mail addresses
- Support for FaceTime on compatible devices
- An updated vCard parser
Hope you’ll enjoy my birthday present.
Qrafter has been available on the App Store since January 29, 2011. It has reached and passed one million downloads in eleven months, just before celebrating its first birthday. I am really happy to see its name being passed around on social sites, being considered as one of the best QR Code readers/generators on the market. It is currently the most widely used QR Code app for education, from elementary schools to MBA programs.
Happy new year everyone!
You’ll see that Qrafter now has two versions, Qrafter and Qrafter Pro. Qrafter is a FREE app and Qrafter Pro is $2.99. Why two versions?
The two apps share the exact same code base. Qrafter is a FREE scanner and if you want to create QR Codes or download vCards, you need to purchase its in app purchase called Pro Pack. Qrafter Pro on the other hand, comes with Pro Pack enabled when you purchase it.
So if you want to get into QR Codes and test them, download Qrafter. After getting used to this technology, if you want to create QR Codes on your device, purchase Pro Pack directly inside Qrafter or uninstall the app and purchase Qrafter Pro.
Qrafter Pro was created so that educational institutions can benefit from volume purchases. Also some people like to purchase full apps directly from the App Store instead of using in app purchases. So these two versions will cover all bases.
Today Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.0 were released on the App Store. The highlights of this version are:
- A new and great looking icon thanks to Walter Krivanek
- New QR Code settings pane, that includes error correction level, margin size and character encoding settings
- A new scan mode called Batch Scan which lets you scan multiple QR Codes without reinitializing the scanner
- A new uniform color scheme
- Internationalized Domain Name support
Qrafter 3.1, the social media edition is now ready for your iPhone and iPad. Here are the changes:
- This version has a new scanner mechanism, which initializes more than 4 times faster, meaning it will be ready under a second.
- Added Facebook integration
- Revamped Twitter integration
- Both Facebook and Twitter integrations let you post your scanned or generated QR Code images directly from inside the app. Both use the native APIs that the social sites provide to developers, which means no additional service or configuration is required
- Made the restoration process of the Pro Pack easier, so that you can enjoy it on multiple devices.
You can download Qrafter by clicking the badge below:
Qrafter has an in app purchase that lets you do additional things like generating QR Codes or downloading vCards. But it may be a little expensive if you just want to download vCards or iCalendar files. So I created vCard Getter that exactly lets you do that.
Like Qrafter, vCard Getter can download files using Mobile Safari, but it can also download them itself. You enter a URL to a .vcf or .ics file and tap “Get!”. That’s all, vCard Getter downloads the file, parses it and lets you add it to your address book or calendar.
vCard Getter is $0.99. You can download it by clicking the badge below:
Qrafter reached v3.0. The iPhone version has not changed too much, but adding a brand new iPad interface and so making the app universal, I changed the version to v3.0 instead of v2.1. With this version, comes a few changes:
- The app is now universal, and it has a brand new iPad interface. It is the first QR Code app that has been designed from ground up for iPad, instead of taking the iPhone version and making it bigger.
- Ad Removal in app purchase has gone, Advanced Functionality Pack has been renamed to Pro Pack and it now both removes ads and unlocks advanced features.
- Before v3.0, you weren’t able to regenerate scanned QR Codes if you had not purchased the Pro Pack, but with this version, you’ll be able to regenerate them without purchasing the Pro Pack. To send, save or print those QR Codes, you’ll still need to purchase the Pro Pack though.
You can download Qrafter by clicking the badge below:
Qrafter first appeared on the App Store at the end of January 2011 and got a lot of positive feedback from its users and the QR Code community as a newcomer. It is the highest rated and most useful QR Code app on the App Store and I am doing my best to keep it that way.
Now, we are at the end of June, and Qrafter has already reached version 2. I promised a complete and robust QR Code generator when I first put it on the App Store and after five months, it is ready for use. Here are some facts about it:
- It can encode many different content types into the QR Code including URLs, your location, contact information from address books including Exchange and Gmail, and more.
- It can change the color of the QR Code it creates.
- It can save the QR Code to your photo albums, can email it, and it can even print it directly from inside the app to AirPrint supporting printers.
- It can encode non-ASCII characters and even Japanese, Cyrillic and Hebrew characters unlike other inferior generators.
- It works offline, so you don’t need any network connectivity to create QR Codes whatsoever.