QR Share

Your rating: None Average: 5 (10 votes)

Sharing plugin for converting text to QR code. Works with e.g. Jolla Notes and Contacts.

Source code: https://github.com/monich/sailfish-qrshare

Application versions: 
File sailfish-qrshare-1.0.1-3.1.armv7hl.rpm48.22 KB17/05/2019 - 01:11
File sailfish-qrshare-1.0.1-3.1.i486.rpm57.95 KB17/05/2019 - 01:11
File sailfish-qrshare-1.0.0-2.1.armv7hl.rpm47.79 KB15/05/2019 - 17:50
File sailfish-qrshare-1.0.0-2.1.i486.rpm57.44 KB15/05/2019 - 17:50
  • 1.0.1 (May 17 2019)
    - Support for sharing bookmarks from sailfish-browser
    - Added Swedish translations
  • 1.0.0 (May 15 2019)
    - Initial version


objectifnul's picture

Improved with Jolla-Browser, thx. However, saved QR's in the gallery are too blurred (less than 800 bytes) and unreadable.

slava's picture

The generated PNGs are perfect pixel-to-pixel copies of the QR code, black on white and with a 1-pixel white square around it. They are not blurred or anything. It's just that Gallery assumes photos and will blur and interpolate pictures no matter what you do. Of course, if I turn pixels into squares (2x2, 3x3, 4x4, whatever), the interpolation effects will become less noticeable, but that would essentially mean doing the resizing for the Gallery app.

It's really a problem with display, not with generation of images. And I was actually able to decode QR codes from the Gallery with CoreReader from Jolla Store, which convinced me that this is good enough. They don't look great in Gallery, I agree, but they should still be decodable.

Pohli's picture

Wouldn't a vector graphics file format like SVG be more appropriate?

slava's picture

Gallery doesn't seem to support SVGs. And to me, one pixel per bit seems to be quite adequate, if not perfect, format for this particular purpose.

Bocephus's picture

So... Does this make QR Clip obsolete?

slava's picture

Not really... With QR Clip you can convert arbitraty selectable text to a QR code, this one converts the whole thing (provided that sharing is supported by the application in the first place)

slava's picture

And another important thing - QR Clip is compatible with Jolla Store and this one isn't.

maier's picture

My special Thank you for your support ) It is working fine. Only the two points from the comment before are not working. As initial version super.

objectifnul's picture

Promising. For most of my contacts, I get an error: "Text too long for QR code".

I wish it working with Jolla Browser (currently: "Nothing to share").

slava's picture

I have to check what exactly browser is sharing. As for contacts, those most likely include the picture which makes them too big for a QR code. Some pre-processing might help there. I'll take a look when I have a chance.

martonmiklos's picture

FYI I have did some coding around shortening the contacts for sharing via SMS:


anasyntes's picture

Super, thank you!

Serega_xDD's picture

Very Good