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You may have a laptop, smartphone, tablet and a gazillion other gadgets to access digital content, but sometimes you simply need a hard copy of something. And fast. So what do you do if you’re in the middle of a city, and no idea where to even begin looking for a public printing venue?
Well, WorkSnug has updated its existing app to integrate with HP’s ePrint® location data, making it the first third-party mobile app that lets users navigate what is the first global network of publicly available printers. The HP ePrint® network has more than 9,000 printers installed in public spaces around the world, including hotel lobbies, FedEx centres and even coffee shops.
WorkSnug Pro uses augmented reality to pin the location of printing places on the screen, directing users to those locations:
WorkSnug was founded in London in late 2009, and since that time it has partnered with companies such as Plantronics, Skype, HP and Cisco.
The initial WorkSnug app was launched as a tool to connect mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work. WorkSnug’s review teams and community have visited and reviewed many thousands of co-working spaces, covering WiFi access, noise levels, power provision, community feel, the quality of the coffee and more.
WorkSnug founder, Richard Leyland, said:
“WorkSnug already provides a unique, user-generated database of the very best touch-down working locations around the world and we know our users will love the ability to find nearby printers. We see ourselves as the Swiss Army Knife for mobile workers, and we just acquired a superbly useful new blade!”
WorkSnug Pro is free to download from the App Store now, and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, on iOS 3.0 and above.
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