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roboPrint v1.0 Beta Release


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  1. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey All,

    Here is the roboPrint v1.0 beta release information. All the details for getting the beta are on the Blue Planet Apps website forum. Go grab it. Please read the instructions and remember to give us feedback so we can improve the application and make it better for the actual release.

    ***roboPrint is now available on the Android Market***

    Forum is located at: Blue Planet Apps - roboPrint Beta Forum
    LATEST NON MARKET VERSION: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8467940/roboprint_v1.1.3.95.apk

    Also follow us on Twitter: @blueplanetapps for the latest news

    Some pics:
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    Cheers,

    BluePlanetMan
     

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  2. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    As in the initial post above, I just wanted to add that roboPrint was released over the weekend onto the Android Market. Of the initial 100 beta testers, who were all selected because of their expertise with systems, none had any real difficulty using the product. So, it was decided to get a real test going and release it to the general public and see what happens.

    Some things to know, the application is very functional and prints over WiFi or 3G to any printer, anywhere in the world. It currently prints Emails, Attachments, HTML (web pages), Images, PDF, XLS, DOC and more... You can setup multiple printer profiles (one at home, the office, your friend etc...) and the Printer Profiler will test connectivity for you to ensure you can print to the printer.

    The Free Windows Host Service is under heavy development. The current version released with roboPrint is hardcoded to automatically open TCP/UDP port 10010 in Windows Firewall, but you must manually open the same port on your NAT Router device to your PC. Also, there is currently NO GUI installed, the software will run as a service and you can Start and Stop the service from the Start menu.

    We are adding many features to the Windows Host like UPNP to help open the port on your Firewall/Router automatically and a very nice GUI that will show you the external IP address of your network so that it will be easier to set it up.

    Also, like all applications of this type, you may want to consider using a free Dynamic DNS service like the awesome DYNDNS which is totally free and allows you to use the same "name" to access you printer... like BluePlanetMan.Mynetwork.org (not real, just an example).

    Lastly, in this release of roboPrint we have removed the installed by default email providers and instead you need to manually add your own. You can add as many email accounts as you want. We will release an update with GMAIL, YAHOO and other built in mail systems as well as your own custom mail.

    Happy Android Days,

    BluePlanetMan
     
  3. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Coming soon to roboPrint... Fax send and Receive from your Android.... stay tuned or follow us on Twitter @blueplanetapps for details as they become available...
     
  4. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    wanted to try before buying, but there is no free demo....
     
  5. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Pardon me if it's been asked and subsequently answered, but what is your projected price point for this app? It does look as though it could be quite useful; I might be inclined to purchase it, depending on cost.
     
  6. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    right now it is in the appbrain market for $1.99
     
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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Wow...that doesn't sound too horrible at all. Thanks for the information.
     
  8. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    ended up having to do a battery pull because it just kept saying Force Close popup and wouldnt let me do anything else............. i have the droid incredible 2.1 non-rooted.
     
  11. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm.. This is the first report of this. Did you get an option to send a report back? Just out of curiosity, after you rebooted and you ran the application what happened?
     
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    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    kept doing it, i had to uninstall it after the 2nd battery pull.
    will do.
     
  14. fllinton

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    I can't install the windows host it says the install was interrupted before roboprint service could be installed.
    I'm running xp pro 32 bit
     
  15. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Same here...awaiting a response from support. If it makes any difference whatsoever, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.
     
  16. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys, we are checking to see what's up with Windows 7 64bit. If you have already sent a message to support@blueplanetapps.com we will get back to you.

    Thanks,

    Jason
     
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    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Updated roboPrint on the Android Market as well as the original post here on Phandroid with the nonMarket link. Should take care of any licensing problems.

    Still fixing the Host service issue on Windows 7 64bit, update coming fast...

    -Jason
     
  18. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    any update for the FC issue i was encountering Jason?
     
  19. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes an updated was released today both Market and non market versions. Have you tried it? Read first post above
     
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  20. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Well-Known Member

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    ill download it and try.
     
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    loaded! :) haha. so stoked to try this out at my office. Thanks!
     
  22. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    New update pushed out this morning for roboPrint on the Android Market.... Non Market version link updated above in original post.

    Another update coming today or tomorrow will include major back end enhancements by integrating Flurry analytics and will let us debug and see what the code is doing on all platforms much better.

    Lastly, please, if you install the software and have any issues, contact us, we are here and willing to help with any problems you may have. The fastest way to contact us is by sending an email to support@blueplanetapps.com (which is forwarded to at least 5 people) and will usually get a response right away during business hours, 8am-8pm M-F EST USA.

    Additionally, if you like our software, please post a review about it on the Android Market (assuming you got the software from the market).

    Thanks,

    Happy Android Days,

    Jason
     
  23. w_bovine

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    Hi Jason,

    Any word about the desktop installer for Windows 7 64-bit? I emailed a few days ago but have yet to hear back from you. Thanks.
     
  24. BluePlanetMan

    BluePlanetMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, a new installed is coming out any time now... Perhaps today or tomorrow with major changes.

    Thanks,

    Jason
     
  25. prerunnerseth

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    I read something about a client. Will this print to a network printer without a computer being on and running the client?
     

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