FutureSmart 4.7.1 has been released with a number of changes that developers will be interested in. As always, you can download the latest firmware from here.
Do you want to know what changes are in this revision? The standard release notes that accompany FutureSmart firmware releases are targeted at end-customers, which means they are not as helpful as they could be to JetAdvantage solution developers. To fix this, we're starting to create release notes specifically for developers. You'll find those on the FutureSmart Firmware Solution Developer Release Notes page.
HP is pleased to announce the release of version 1.1.0 of the Link for Device SDK.
In August of this year HP announced the Developers Release of JetAdvantage Link SDKs on the Developer’s Portal, providing developers powerful and simpler ways to create print and scan integrations for end-users. We are excited to add more capabilities on our platform in our latest release, JetAdvantage Link for Device SDK version 1.1.0 (associated with the release of FutureSmart Bundle 4.7 device firmware).
Link for Device SDK (version 1.1.0):
Please note: A device firmware upgrade to FutureSmart Bundle 4.7 is required to use this SDK. Find and download the firmware here.
The App Gallery has been disabled in FutureSmart Bundle 4.7
The on-device App Gallery has been disabled in FutureSmart Bundle 4.7. If usage is attempted, a message stating “This app has been disabled” will be displayed. Please do not report this as an issue to the SDK support forum.
App Gallery will return in a future FutureSmart release as a tool more tailored for use by resellers (not end users). Among the changes being considered, a verified reseller login may be required to use the App Gallery.
In the coming months, watch for more announcements related to reseller-focused app deployment tools and capabilities. This will include the redesigned App Gallery as well as a new web-based HP App Manager tool to enable remote deployment to fleets of Printers/MFPs (currently in Beta).
Note: The HPK tool and LDB are still be available for app testing purposes.
October’s Tech Talk was well attended! Topics were:
FutureSmart Release Plans and Performance Improvements
SDK and OPS Extensibility
JetAdvantage Link Update
If you want to refresh your memory on what was covered (or if you missed it), you can find the slides presented here and a link to the recording here. Watch for upcoming “Dev Talks” that will provide more detailed technical content.
HP has struck a major deal with Chinese 3D printing company Shining 3D ePrint for 50 Jet Fusion printers. The purchase - the largest to date for HP 3D - signals an expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
One year and one day after it introduced the world's first production-ready 3D printing solutions, HP's Jet Fusion 3D printing technology was crowned "Innovation of the Year" at the inaugural 3D Printing Industry Awards in London.
Melanie Robertson, a software engineer for HP's Link Technology team, got fed up with constant interruptions. She decided to "fight for her right to code" without incessant interruptions. But how to do that? Read her solution in "Not coding makes me cranky."
In the history of the new HP Inc., 2016 will stand out as the year the company was created, shipped its first Jet Fusion 3D printers, and launched a public developer portal so developers can create apps for HP hardware.