Integrating Peecho’s Cloud Print Button into your mobile app
Peecho’sCloud Print Button makes it easy to turn digital content intoprofessionally printed products like photo books and magazines. It’s nothard to add the button to your website and getstarted selling prints. But what about mobile? In this article, WillemVermeer, our Senior Java Engineer and founder of our partner company MobPri,will elaborate on how you can leverage the Cloud Print Button in amobile environment.
Deciding which technical approach works best for you
Adding the Cloud Print Button to an HTML WebView within the Android app
There are a few things to consider if you choose to add the Cloud PrintButton to an HTML webview within your app. This is basically the same asadding the Cloud Print Button to a website. First, you need to know thecharacteristics of the document or image you’d like to print. Then, youcan add an HTML snippet inside a WebView in one of your Androidactivities and you’re in business. The button can be styled using yourown CSS and therefore it can seamlessly fit into the design of our app.Surely this is the easiest and quickest way to accomplish theintegration. You don’t need to worry about APIs or other complexintegration tasks and can focus on designing the remainder of your app –for instance, leading your customer through the creation of some form ofdigital content using the photos stored on their mobile device.However, choosing this simple integration strategy has itsdisadvantages. When users click on the Cloud Print Button, they exityour mobile app and enter Peecho’s Checkout process- which in itself isnot a bad thing- but it is a pre-defined process beyond your scope ofcontrol. If this presents a problem for your specific purpose, you’llneed to establish an integration at a deeper level. Luckily, Peechoprovides you with the means to do so!
Native Integration of Peecho’s Cloud Print Button