QR vs NFC: Which to choose?
Author: Alice Page
How to connect donors to charity content from anywhere
QR codes and NFC are two types of proximity technology that can interact with mobile phones. This means that when a phone comes within range of an enabled item, the user is able to quickly receive relevant information.
How different are QR codes and NFC?
The main difference between QR and NFC is how the device is triggered. QR codes have to be activated by a user scanning an image (the code) with a Camera App. NFC works just by tapping on the item (just like contactless Apple Pay) without the user doing anything on the phone itself.
Here’s how to use them best when fundraising
Include QR codes and NFC in your fundraising toolkit
The great thing is that if you use the Good Thyngs platform you don’t have to settle on one technology over the other. The platform means you can create and manage as many QR codes, NFC touch-points, and unique URLs as you need. This way you can reach as many supporters as possible, whilst utilising your fundraising material.
All smartphone users will be able to connect with you
Both QR code scanning and NFC are built into most smartphones.
Phones running iOS 11 or Android 9 and newer can scan QR codes without an app, just use the standard camera. All smartphones have NFC capability provided it’s switched on. All iPhones XS and newer interact with NFC out-of-the-box and it’s always switched on.
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