sábado, 19 de Março de 2011

Cloud Print 0.2.1 is out

I'm happy to announce that Cloud Print v.0.2.0 is finally available, this version brings some of the features requested by the users, the most important ones are mail and sms printing.
In order to be able to print emails an external app is required, it's called K9 and it's probably the most powerful Android email client. K9 is based on the default Android email client, but it adds a lot of new features including the "Share" feature, that should be used if you want to print from K9.

Why an external app and not an email app integrated ?
Developing an internal email client would be extremly complex and would take a lot of time, and at the beginning would not support the mail server types that k9 does (imap, pop3 and exchange), also having an email app integrated, would result in a much bigger app.

Let us know what you think about this feature, and in the future we might add an integrated email app only for gmail (and only if users really ask for it).

complete list of features:
- mail printing with K9
- sms printing
- added support support for txt,doc,xps
- improved job management (delete jobs)
- improved UI
- improved error handling
- bug fixing, bug fixing... :)

About the "Jobs in qeue" issue:
Some users have reported that sometimes print jobs stay in the queue and don't get printed, so i would like to explain that this app can only put the jobs in the queue, after that Google Chrome is the one responsible for sending the jobs to the printer. So it seems that Chrome has some issues, with some accounts, in fetching the print jobs. Some users have reported that login/logout from the Cloud Print service in the Chrome options fixes this issue, but in the meantime we reported this to Google and we really hope that the issues get's fixed soon.

Plans for the future:
i've been receiving a lot of requests for a paid version without ads, for those users : i'm working with the in-app billing from google (should be released soon) that will allow me to sell a no-ads version from inside the app using the market. Also i might have some pro options to sell there.. still working on that!!

to all users:
thanks for the 16.000 downloads,
thanks for the 4.5 rating
and thanks for understanding that not all issues can be fixed by the app :)
please keep sending ideas, we have a lot planned for next versions and almost all came from your ideas/requests!

quarta-feira, 16 de Março de 2011

This is not a google app :)

Hi, i've seen many comments on the market of users saying thanks to Google for this app, well you can definitely thank them for the awesome Cloud Print service they have, but the app is not from Google :)

Note: I'm just trying to avoid issues with google..

Translators needed

Hi all,
as next version will be released this weekend (hopefully) right after it, i'd like to translate the app in a few more languages.. if you have some free time let me know..

sexta-feira, 11 de Março de 2011

Beta testers needed!!

As we are doing some big internal changes in Cloud Print app, we would like to request some help in testing it.. if you have some free time and you know how to install and apk, send us an email to cloudprintandroid at gmail

domingo, 6 de Março de 2011

Cloud Print 0.1.5 is out

NOTE : 0.1.7 was just released with some fixes..

First off all i'd like to thank you all for the support these days, Cloud Print app would not be the same without you, also i'd like to thank the fact that you preferred to send us an email instead of just leaving a bad review, in tried to help in all cases i could, altough in some cases Google Chrome or Google Cloud print, prevented me to be able to fix the problems.
Also i'd like to thank you for sharing the app with your friends, thanks to you the app appear on the front page of Gizmodo, and that, made us very proud :) and thankfull. (http://gizmodo.com/#!5775642/cloud-print-sends-web-pages-images-and-files-to-your-printer-through-chrome--dropbox)

Today we are releasing a new app that brings some of the more requested features :
- Print webpages (using share page)
- new direct print mechanism (no Dropbox needed)
- improved error handling/reporting
- possibility of installable the app on SD (apps2sd)
- Print jobs are now viewable in the app
- print .txt files from internal file browser

some screenshots:


More then the features i'd like to request your attention to the new direct upload, this means you won't need dropbox anymore to get more stability as you have a more reliable and secure way to print your documents, i ask you to test this feature (disabling dropbox) and let me know how it went, it was a huge effort from our side towards a more stable app so we want your feedback.

Another important thing is that now we have a poll in our blog (pauloslf.blogspot.com) with the features the users want more, you can now vote there or just send me an email with the features you'd like to see in the app. btw, keep an eye on our blog :)

As you know this app is ad-supported, unfortunatelly in 2 weeks and almost 8000 installations we have made less then 3$, which is preventing us to expand on some areas (eg. not enough devices for testing) so for now all i ask is: Share this app and keep sending feedback.

sexta-feira, 4 de Março de 2011

Cloud Print: version 0.1.0

Finally i managed to create a page for Cloud Print, one week after it launched and to celebrate i'm also launching a new version with many new features and issues fixed:
- fixed issue with JustPictures

- added internal file browser

- improved "first time user" experience

- improved configuration menus

- added printing from the app

- added support for the following file types: pdf,jpg,jpeg,docx,ods,xls,xlsx,ppt and odp

for the ones who don't know Cloud Print for android here is a description and some new screenshots:


Cloud print allows you to print files from your phone to your printer. In order to do this it uses the new google cloud print service and as this service is still in beta you need to use a special version of Google Chrome for windows in order to be able to use it. Before using this app please configure your pc following this guide:

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/p/cloudprint.html

In order to get better results please use your Dropbox account, if you don't have one, go here: www.dropbox.com it's free.