July 1, 2015
Single purpose API
Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox Launch Mopria Alliance to Promote Mobile Printing Standards and Interoperability
Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox have announced the launch of the Mopria Alliance, a brand new non-profit membership organization that was created to promote and increase the accessibility of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The need for printing functionality to be possible from a wide range of devices has led to an increase in the number of available printing APIs. At the time of this writing, there are 45 printing APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb API directory.
As cloud computing continues to mature the line between private clouds running on premise or a third-party data center and public cloud computing services gets blurrier with each passing day.