OS printing advances allow deprecation of Mobile Print SDK
Mobile Print SDK deprecated
The HP Mobile Print SDK has been deprecated since February 2018, following the inclusion of a print service in Adroid's Oreo release the previous year.
For those of you who integrated our mobile print SDK, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your support. By adopting the SDK, you helped us evangelize a streamlined print experience and demonstrate its impact on usage and engagement.
Print now part of Airprint and Oreo
Building off the SDK's success, we collaborated with iOS and Android teams to enable a more seamless print experience. On Airprint, we improved and simplified how users print. For Android, we integrated native print into Oreo (and streamlined Nougat printing). With this milestone, Android had an embedded print plugin, and no longer required users to download and set up a plug-in before printing. This saved valuable time and vastly improved Android’s print flow.
HP has worked with industry partners since the SDK was published, and we’re pleased to direct you to improved print experiences available natively in popular mobile OS platforms. As a result, you may continue to use our SDK for your apps including modification, but HP will now halt updating the print SDK and end maintenance efforts.
Please find updated OS information here:
- iOS – https://developer.apple.com/airprint/
- Android – https://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-4.4.html#Printing
Print partner appreciation
Thank you for continuing to be part of our print journey. We hope that you will leverage the great resources at iOS and Android. These will be the best options for optimizing your print experience and engaging more users. In the meantime, we invite you to check out other exciting HP technologies, such as 3D printing, immersive computing, and the Mobile Scan SDK.
If you have any questions during this transition period, please reach out to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you once again for your support. We look forward to working with you to make the future of print even brighter.
HP Mobile Print Team
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