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  1. anon(5799362)'s Avatar
    This is probably the only gripe I have against BB10. I am yet to get a good and efficient app that allows me to print directly over Wi-Fi. Ideally an app by OEM like HP is most preferred. I've installed the ePrint app by HP from the Android store but it fails to either identify or connect with my Wi-Fi printer.

    I have tried using some other apps but have been less than impressed. I hate the 2 step method wherein file is exported to a PC from where it gets printed over Wi-Fi. Why should I have to rely on a catalyst to make this happen.

    Is there no way we can get a functionality that is similar to what one gets on iOS for printing solution? HP has created some fantastic apps for iOS which allows me not only to wirelessly print from my iPad but also, directly receive scans, copies over Wi-Fi to my iPad from the Printer. It stores those files on device or allows to upload to a cloud account like Box, etc. it also allows me to manage my printer remotely, provides alerts in low ink levels, etc.

    I'd really appreciate a solution which is as comprehensive as found on the iOS. Barring this issue, i have practically stopped using my iPad. My Z30 is a pleasure to use, and provides a level of efficiency for communication that a typical business user requires. iOS sucks at this. But hey, who am to crib about iOS.

    Coming back to the issue at hand, please advice how to best address Printing over Wi-Fi. Surely, I am not the only one facing this issue. Thanks!

    Z30 - Simply the best. End of discussion!
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    06-09-14 12:15 AM
  2. codeslinga's Avatar
    I share your pain.

    The best app I've found for my Z30 is the PrintHand app (Android), which is available via the Snap application.

    Give that one a shot and see how it works for you. I've been more than pleased with it, although I wish it would allow me to print directly to an IP address instead of having to scan for/discover printers on my home network.



    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 12:23 AM
  3. codeslinga's Avatar
    Some screencaps for you...

    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_002427.png
    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_002423.png
    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_002408.png

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 12:25 AM
  4. anon(5799362)'s Avatar
    I share your pain.

    The best app I've found for my Z30 is the PrintHand app (Android), which is available via the Snap application.

    Give that one a shot and see how it works for you. I've been more than pleased with it, although I wish it would allow me to print directly to an IP address instead of having to scan for/discover printers on my home network.



    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    Thanks for a quick response. I have seen this app earlier, and it Looked alright but the level of integration i'm looking for is still a mile away. Or am i just being spoilt.



    Z30 - Simply the best. End of discussion!
    06-09-14 12:33 AM
  5. codeslinga's Avatar
    LOL! No problem...

    As far as your being spoiled is concerned, I can't speak to that, unfortunately. Ha, ha!

    Now, you may need to clarify what you mean by the 'level of integration', though?

    All of the object types shown in one of my screencaps are printable directly from your device to the printer(s) you have discovered via the application. These objects may be printed directly from your Z30's internal or SD memory by selecting the appropriate icon and then navigating to the file you want to print.

    If you're reading your email and have an attachment you want to print, just select the attachment and then hit the 'Share' option. The PrintHand icon will be in the list, and selecting it will allow you to print your document.

    How much more integration do you need?


    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_004435.png

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 12:45 AM
  6. Naziem13's Avatar
    I can't find the app Printhand in snap.

    Z10 10.2.1
    06-09-14 12:55 AM
  7. codeslinga's Avatar
    I'm not sure what's happening? I just checked Snap a moment ago and found it:



    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_010039.png
    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_010059.png

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:02 AM
  8. semime's Avatar
    Printhand shows up through Snap on my Z30 10.2.1... somewhat pricey at 12.95 though IMO.

    Posted via CB10
    06-09-14 01:05 AM
  9. Naziem13's Avatar
    I don't know to. But this is what I get when I search
    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_020835.png

    Z10 10.2.1
    06-09-14 01:05 AM
  10. codeslinga's Avatar
    One thing I forgot to add is that -NOW- the developer is charging for the use of the premium features of the app, and I failed to mention that in my earlier postings.

    The price is pretty steep, too ($12.95). I?ve used it so long, I don't know if the version I have required any type of payment to use it? I don't think it did?



    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:06 AM
  11. codeslinga's Avatar
    Printhand shows up through Snap on my Z30 10.2.1... somewhat pricey at 12.95 though IMO.

    Posted via CB10
    You're exactly right! I've used it for so long, I don't know if my version required payment for the premium features, or not?



    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:07 AM
  12. codeslinga's Avatar
    I don't know to. But this is what I get when I search
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    Z10 10.2.1
    Wow, Naziem13?!? That's really strange...

    What's your OS version? Mine is 10.2.1.2180.

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:09 AM
  13. Naziem13's Avatar
    I'll try to download it from 1mobilemarket.

    Z10 10.2.1
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    06-09-14 01:09 AM
  14. codeslinga's Avatar
    I'll try to download it from 1mobilemarket.

    Z10 10.2.1
    Attachment 277133
    Sounds good! Best of luck!

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:15 AM
  15. Naziem13's Avatar
    Thanks man. Also thanks for the feeds.

    Z10 10.2.1.2941
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    06-09-14 01:18 AM
  16. BruvvaPete's Avatar
    This should be baked into BB10. BlackBerry fails on this point. I'd rather have this as opposed to StoryMaker.

    @BruvvaPete :Channel: C0012176F. Live well
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    06-09-14 01:23 AM
  17. Dazlr Boy's Avatar
    Some screencaps for you...

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    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    Is there any option of wifi direct in z10 or z30 to share files fastly?

    @dazlr
    06-09-14 01:28 AM
  18. codeslinga's Avatar
    Thanks man. Also thanks for the feeds.

    Z10 10.2.1.2941
    No problem!

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
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    06-09-14 01:31 AM
  19. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    I found Printhand free on Amazon. downloaded it and printed on my wireless printer.
    BUT.....it wants too many permissions, so I deleted it.
    it would. be nice to be able to print from my BB like I do from my iPad, but. I have been printing by emailing to my HP printer all along and it works OK. just can't adjust any settings. nice to be able to print from 1000 miles away, though!!

    Posted on my Q10 via CB10
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    06-09-14 01:32 AM
  20. codeslinga's Avatar
    Is there any option of wifi direct in z10 or z30 to share files fastly?

    @dazlr
    Honestly, I don't -THINK- so? I don't have many opportunities to use that feature, so it's not something I really look for, I'm afraid.

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 01:35 AM
  21. Naziem13's Avatar
    Ohw now I see that Printhand is available in BlackBerry World, but not free. Also read that you can print trough IP in the reviews.
    Check out PrintHand Mobile Print Premium in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/33511890

    Z10 10.2.1.2941
    06-09-14 01:44 AM
  22. codeslinga's Avatar
    Ohw now I see that Printhand is available in BlackBerry World, but not free. Also read that you can print trough IP in the reviews.
    Check out PrintHand Mobile Print Premium in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/33511890

    Z10 10.2.1.2941
    Bingo! That's it!

    I installed it via BlackBerry World, and I did pay for it, but I only paid $4.99 for the premium services

    I've been using Snap so much lately that I forgot to consider BlackBerry World!

    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    06-09-14 02:09 AM
  23. EchuOkan1's Avatar
    I'm not sure what's happening? I just checked Snap a moment ago and found it:



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    Posted from my Zed-30 (STA100-3 / 10.2.1.2180 )...
    Your can also get this from BlackBerry World. I have not used it, but the free and premium are there.
    06-09-14 02:33 AM
  24. BruceFlea478's Avatar
    Printershare android app is solid. I think I got it off Amazon market. Allows printing from Web pages over wifi. It's not the best but I love it for quick prints and maybe after 10.3 drops the app will fully function 100%
    Printing directly over Wi-Fi-img_20140609_030730.png

    The Z10
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    06-09-14 03:10 AM
  25. anon(5799362)'s Avatar
    Thanks mate. Have just bought the Printhand Premium version. Will let you know my experience. Bought it on BlackBerry World for ~$4.5 just now.

    And to answer your question what I meant by better integration ; I'm looking for ability to print directly from the hub, irrespective of which account I'm using. Also, ability to print attachments from emails in hub directly is what I'm looking for.

    Lastly, ability to receive scans from the printer directly on my phone and then store it in cloud account or device.

    Pretty simple needs mate. I hope BlackBerry is able to convince HP to port their iOS app to BlackBerry. It will be a dream come true. Alternatively, if John Chen and company are able to develop it in-house then even better!

    Is there any developer out there who's working on such an app? If not, then there's an idea for you! Just get it Built for BlackBerry and see how many people like me lap it up for a price.



    CB10 on Z30
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    06-09-14 05:03 AM
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