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Frequently Asked Questions

What are QR Codes and how do I scan them?

A QR code (Quick Response code) is a two-dimensional barcode that can store information such as URLs, contact information, and other types of data. QR codes were initially designed to track automobile parts in the manufacturing process, but they have since been adopted for a variety of uses, including marketing and advertising, event ticketing, and product tracking.

The purpose of QR codes is to provide a quick and convenient way to access information or complete a task by simply scanning the code with a smartphone camera. This eliminates the need to manually type in a URL or manually enter information, making the process faster and more convenient for the user. QR codes can be found on various materials, such as advertisements, brochures, posters, and product packaging, making it easy for users to access additional information or take a desired action.

Use caution when scanning QR codes

Be cautious when scanning QR codes, and only ever scan codes from trustworthy sources.

The QR code ID badges on the EdTech Trail will all have a "hologram" overlay of the ANME logo to ensure it is legitimate.

How do I scan QR Codes?

Most smartphones have a built-in QR code scanner in the camera app.

Align your camera with the QR code until it comes into focus.

The smartphone will automatically recognise the QR code and show a notification or prompt to open the linked content.

If your smartphone doesn't recognise the QR code, you may need to download a third-party QR code scanning app.

Alternative QR Code scanning apps:

If your built-in camera app doesn't detect QR codes, try Google Lens:

iPhone Android
Screenshot of the Google app on the Apple App Store Screenshot of the Google Lens on the App Store

Please note that the suggested QR code scanning apps are not affiliated with or endorsed by the EdTech Trail or ANME Limited. ANME Limited does not take any responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or security of the apps. By downloading and using the suggested apps, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any damage to your device or loss of data that may occur. Before downloading any app, please review its terms of service, privacy policy, and user ratings, and make sure it is a trusted and reputable source. ANME Limited is not responsible for any losses or damages arising from your use of the suggested QR code scanning apps.

How do I know a QR code has been logged when I've scanned it?

Check the Progress page - this will show you all the QR codes you have successfully scanned and the ones you have not yet scanned.

When you have successfully scanned a QR code as part of the EdTech Trail it will load a confirmation page to show that code has been logged successfully.

I scanned a QR code, but it isn't listed on the Progress page

Make sure you are signed in with the same account you registered with initially. 

When scanning a code, it will prompt you to log in if you are not already logged in.

What happens when I've completed the Trail?

There is nothing to submit at the end. Your progress is saved automatically. We will do the draws after the last day of the event and email all entrants to confirm their entry and to confirm valid addresses have been used. We will then email all the winners to inform them they have won, which prize, and if applicable, which company donated it.

What happens if I don't scan all the QR codes on the Trail?

Your progress is saved automatically after every QR code is scanned successfully as part of the Trail.

If you don't manage to scan all the codes, you still receive the entries for the codes already scanned.