qr-codes were developed by Toyota subsidiary denso-wave
First mobile phone with qr-code reader was the J-SH09 by SHARP for Japanese mobile operator J-Phone
When did qr-codes for mobile phones start in Japan?
Here is the answer: the first mobile phone with qr-code reader was the J-SH09 produced by SHARP for Japan’s J-Phone mobile operator (today’s Softbank) and came on sale in August 2002 – seven years ago.
More details and more than 100 case studies of qr-code applications in our QR-Code report
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