|Phanfare Updates Popular iPhone App to Enable Home Printing to HP Printers |
Phanfare Photon app prints photos to HP networked printers via Wi-Fi.
Princeton, NJ (October 5, 2009) - Archival photo and video hosting company Phanfare (www.phanfare.com) today introduced a new version of Photon for the iPhone that enables home printing of photos from any iPhone or iPod touch to networked HP printers. With the new Photon app, consumers can print any photo in their hosted Phanfare collection to most HP inkjet printers connected to a local Wi-Fi network.
Phanfare Photon is the first non-HP app to offer local Wi-Fi printing to HP printers. HP introduced iPhone printing via HP iPrint Photo in January 2009. Phanfare Photon includes code licensed from HP under its mobile print initiative. Phanfare previously introduced printing by mail from within Phanfare Photon in March 2009.
"Phanfare Photon synchronizes all your photos and videos wirelessly to your iPhone where you can view them, caption them and play musical slideshows," said Andrew Erlichson, Phanfare's co-founder and CEO. "Enabling home printing to local HP printers complements our prints-by-mail offerings and gives our customers additional flexibility. With HP's licensed software kit, we were able to add home printing to Phanfare Photon in less than 30 days."
"HP's goal is to enable printing anywhere, anytime from any device," said Antonio Rodriguez, chief technologist for Inkjet and Web Solutions in the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. "We are delighted to enable partners such as Phanfare to print at home to HP printers in a low-cost and easy way."
Phanfare Photon is part of Phanfare's archival photo and video hosting service aimed at serious amateur and professional photographers. Phanfare subscribers can also upload photos and videos from their computer, from Apple iPhoto, Google Picasa, Adobe LightRoom and Apple Aperture. Photos and videos can be shared via email, on the web, or pushed to Facebook. Phanfare securely stores over 150 terabytes of user data and serves over 500,000 people per month.
Phanfare Photon is a free application that's available immediately from the Apple App Store. Photon recently received PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award, and ReadWriteWeb named the program the best photo and video management app on the iPhone.