HP supports mobile printing (on devices like phones and tablets) with a number of free apps. The two most important ones are HP Eprint App (E-App) and the HP All In One Remote app (AIO app). These apps are available (for free) from the appStore (in the Apple world [figure]) and the playStore (in the Google world).
The E-App focuses on navigating to media and then printing it.
The AIO-App is more sophisticated and provides for scanning or camera-capture of documents or images along with processing to common image (jpeg) or document (pdf) file formats. These files can also be printed. They are saved in local files such as 2013-11-27:14:35.pdf and can be printed or forward via email. (fig. 12,13,14)
Typically the apps must be activated the first time they are run. This involves entering the HPC account name and printer email address. The system does a security cheque and provides a 4 digit activation code (by email behind the scenes) to complete the setup. (fig. 15 activation)
The layout (or user interface ) for the apps various depending on the platform (ipad, iphone, android phone or tablet) and version of the software. Separate sections are presented in the links on the index page (at left) for different platforms. General instruction for use are given below.
The apps can print (or communicate) using 3 communication methods.
The apps also provide links to adjust printer settings (paper type and size), get ink levels (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and perform print reports (alignment, network etc). (fig.