Housing starts using QR code
February 23, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson Housing Division has developed a QR code to offer fast, convenient service to customers and to provide assistance when housing personnel is not available, for example after business hours. A QR code, which stands for Quick Response, is a type of matrix barcode that provides information embedded within the code.
The Fort Jackson Housing Division QR code directs users to the housing Web page on Fort Jackson's website. There, users can learn more about the specific housing branches; gain information for newcomers; get Permissive TDY guidance; view a calendar of upcoming events; view community photos; review housing floor plans; access links to other helpful relocation websites; and provide customer service feedback via the Interactive Customer Evaluation system.
The QR code can be found, among other places, on all of the Housing Division's promotional event flyers, business cards and office door signs.
"Of course, anyone and everyone can still access the official Fort Jackson Housing Division website on a traditional computer, but for the large number of customers with smartphones, the QR code provides instant answers at the touch of a button," said LaShandra Gray, Housing Services Office chief. "This implementation was designed to keep the community well informed and to subsequently help minimize customer confusion and speculation on a wide variety of housing related topics."
If you own a smartphone and you don't already have a QR code reader, visit the app store on your device to get one. Stores typically carry several free applications and some that are available for purchase. Once you have installed and launched the application, hover your phone's camera over the QR code to scan it.
For more information about the Housing Division, call 751-9339 or visit http://www.jackson.army.mil/sites/info/pages/389.