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Very often there are questions where the source code or an example has to be tested/viewed on a mobile device. I find it very circuitous (hope this word fits) to:

  • open the Stackoverflow page on the mobile, search for the question again, open the link or
  • type the link into the browser directly

The first one is just a long way to take and the second can get kind of annoying, regarding URLs like mywebsite.com/mobile-test/Capital-letTer-HashValue429asf/ or just jsfiddle.net/3QOod83 (where this is still quite OK).

So, the question is: How do I get the link onto the mobile with little effort? I was thinking: Wouldn't it be nice to have QR codes attached to the links, so that the user can simply take a picture of the code directly from the screen?

I've created a mockup in Photoshop, how it could look. A click on the icon would show the code, a click anywhere else would hide it again:

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I'm not sure I follow, isn't the issue getting the link on the mobile device? How is the QR going to help (unless your printing the question...) ? It seems like all you need is a way of sending the link to your mobile device... –  Jack Oct 18 '12 at 21:22
Yeah, the issue is to get the link onto the mobile device. I thought QR would be one solution. Any other thing, with the same result would be awesome, too. Taking a picture of the QR was one of the first things, that came to my mind. Here is a little discussion on what dimensions a QR on screen should have: What is the optimal QR code size on screen?. –  insertusernamehere Oct 18 '12 at 21:28
OK, I see what your saying now. Nice idea. –  Jack Oct 18 '12 at 21:31
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