Lexmark Launches Printer App Crowdsourcing Project

2010-10-27 09:02:30

Published on 2010-10-27 09:02:30

Printer ink maker Lexmark has launched an innovative crowdsourcing project. Speaking at the Adobe MAX conference, the firm invited third-party developers to create printer apps for its all-in-one products (AIOs).

Lexmark will open up its SmartSolutions Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers to publish their apps through. They will then be made available for consumers to download to their printer. The company is particularly hoping to hear from developers with a strong background in Adobe Flash technology. Examples of Lexmark printer apps include tools that help users scan to email, along with things like Google Calendar and access to Facebook and Twitter.

“By opening our SDK to developers, Lexmark can build and provide a more dynamic and robust library of SmartSolutions to enable customers to better manage the constant flow and mix of hardcopy and digital content that coexists in today's modern office," Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Imaging Solutions Division, said.

The firm has also released its newest app, Google Analytics, which reports on web traffic from an all-in-one printer. It will available from next month.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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