OctoEverywhere is coming up on its second birthday, and we are humbled by the community we have built. We were over the moon today when we noticed that we are not officially one of the top 3 OctoPrint plugins!
Oh wow, it’s almost been two months since we announced Gadget! Time has flown by and we wanted to update the community on our progress. And man… have we made progress!
100% truthfully, we were blown away by the community’s excitement about Gadget. We had already been working on Gadget for a few months before its public release, and seeing energy from our community was magical. We have had thousands of sign-ups for the beta and even had some of our community members make Gadget 3D printable models. (how cute!)
We opened up the first version of Gadget to about 300 lucky community members around one month ago. Gadget had a solid foundation, but the feedback from our beta community significantly reshaped major parts of Gadget. Now Gadget is more useful and looking better than ever!
A few stats on Gadget. We recently doubled the power of Gadget, so Gadget can now process more than 3 million images daily. Talk about eye strain. Gadget is built on a fully worldwide and dynamic server system that allows our global community to have the best 3D printing monitoring in the industry. In only our beta group, Gadget identifies print failures of all kinds about 200 times a week, with a ~95% success rate thus far.
We are blown away by the progress on Gadget and are so excited to share him with our entire community. But it’s not quite time yet. We are still polishing off the final UI issues and training the ML models to get even better.
For now, if you haven’t signed up for the beta, head over to Gadget’s homepage to do so now! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more updates. When Gadget is available for everyone – you’ll know it. 😉
Our goal at OctoEverywhere is to empower makers worldwide by enabling fast and secure remote access to OctoPrint from anywhere. We all love to check in on our latest creations, and there are many great ways; the OctoPrint web portal, mobile apps, slicers, etc. Today we are excited to announce a new and extremely fast way to check in on the go, Quick View!
Quick view is an instant way to check your printer and print status. Quick View was built from the ground up to be blazing fast and a rich experience on all device types. The first thing you see is a full and beautiful webcam live stream. Then we surface the real-time print details you need, including status, progress, time left, Gadget’s failure assessment, and more.
Quick View is also the first OctoEverywhere feature where you can directly control your printer! If you notice that your print isn’t going to plan, you can use the pause or cancel buttons to quickly control the print.
Quick View is free for our entire OctoEverywhere community. Project supporters can enjoy enhanced Quick View features, like full webcam streams and longer Quick View streaming times. We are happy to provide our project supports these perks since they help fund the development of OctoEverywhere! As support grows, we strive to make more and more of OctoEverywhere completely free.
If you have questions, issues, or feedback about Quick View, please contact our support team; we love hearing from our community!
Our mission at OctoEverywhere is to empower the worldwide maker community, and thus we try to keep our services as free as possible and perks as low-cost as possible. By keeping our service free, we keep our service accessible to everyone.
We have been trying to avoid changes to supporter pricing for as long as possible. But given the recent changes in the global economy, several services that OctoEverywhere depends on have increased their pricing. We have been covering those price increases as much as possible, but we hit a tipping point where we need to increase supporter perk prices a small amount to continue the operation of OctoEverywhere.
The Supporter Perks price of OctoEverywhere has been the same since the start of the project. Since then, we have added OctoPrint App Support, Notifications, Live Streaming, AI-based failure detection, and much more. We are proud of the feature profile we have created, but all of these features, along with unlimited OctoPrint access, cost us funds to operate.
The Supporter Perks pricing will only increase by $1. This new rate is still well below the industry standard for any service comparable to OctoEverywhere. There are no changes to the free offerings of our service.
We hope this price increase will be temporary. We will constantly assess the operational costs of the service and lower the price again when possible.
Our entire project is community funded by supporters like you. We are over the moon that we have been able to foster such an amazing community of makers and are honored that our service has changed 3D printing as we know it. We will continue to innovate in our space, adding more features, products, and ways to make your 3D printing more powerful than ever.
If you have any questions or feedback, please create a support ticket to talk with us directly.
Looking for the most features, best looking, or most functional OctoPrint app for either iOS or Android? Look no further!
Our goal at OctoEverywhere is to empower makers worldwide to achieve their goals using powerful 3D printing tools. OctoPrint is the foundation of powerful 3D printing. When you’re on the go, pairing OctoPrint with a phone app makes watching and managing your 3d printer a breeze!
All of the apps we selected support OctoEverywhere’s App Connections technology. OctoEverywhere’sApp Connection technology empowers OctoPrint apps to connect to your OctoPrint from anywhere using a safe and secure connection. Remote access to your OctoPrint-based 3d printer truly empowers your printing potential, and OctoEverywhere makes it easy and secure.
Let’s see our picks for the best OctoPrint apps!
iOS – OctoPod & Polymer
If you’re on an iPhone, look no further than OctoPod or Polymer. Both are feature-packed modern OctoPrint apps written by passionate developers. While you’re on the go, speed and simplicity are critical. OctoPod and Polymer offer extremely quick connection times and surface a beautiful large webcam live stream right when you open the app. OctoPod and Polymer will get the job done if you need printer management on the go. Both apps pack an enormous number of features into their simple and beautiful mobile UI. OctoPod even works on your Apple Watch, iPad, and Apple TV!
For Android users, we love OctoApp and Printoid. Just like the iOS apps above, these powerhouse apps pack a punch while keeping the UI clean and simple. Both apps offer blazing fast connections and full webcam streaming to quickly check in on your prints while you’re out and about. OctoApp and Printoid support so many features we can’t possibly list them all here, but whatever you need to do, you can get the job done. Some of our favorite features include powerful Android OS integrations, like a floating webcam bubble, Android Wear OS support, rich notifications, and so much more.
We are sure these four apps will satisfy makers of all types, from casual prints to print farm owners. We have worked with all of the developers of the apps above and can truly say they are amazing people building amazing apps for the love of the maker community.
As always, we are here to help with anything our community needs. If you have questions about OctoPrint, OctoPrint Apps, or OctoEveywhere’s App Connections technology, contact our development team!
Our goal at OctoEverywhere is to build tools and services that make 3D printing smarter and more effortless for makers around the world. Today we are thrilled to announce our latest adventure down that path, Gadget.
Gadget is your new 3D printing best friend. Gadget uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms to continuously monitor your 3D prints and take real-time action when something isn’t looking great. At launch, Gadget will just be watching for common print failures, like spaghetti. But over time Gadget will learn to detect many common printing failures.
Gadget is really excited to meet you, but is still learning at the moment. We need to spend more time working with Gadget to help him learn and iron out all of the bugs in his programming, but we need your help!
We will be inviting a select few users to get early access to Gadget in the coming weeks. We will be looking for members of our community who are willing to test and send feedback to Gadget as he learns. If that sounds like you, request beta access today!
When Gadget launches, Gadget will be free for all OctoEverywhere users. We are excited to see what a future with Gadget brings for our community. 3D printing has never been smarter or simpler with OctoEverywhere!
We are proud to announce our latest feature: Intelligent Server Selection!
With Intelligent Server Selection, we have seen OctoPrint portal speed and latency improvements up to 70% for some of our community. Our telemetry tells us that average users will see a 10-30% portal speed increase, but around 23% of our community will see a 70%+ speed increase!
OctoEverywhere is built on top of a cutting-edge global mesh network of servers. We try to get as many servers in as many regions as we can, so our entire community experiences amazing latency and performance when using their OctoPrint portals. Up until now, we have relied on traditional internet routing systems to get users to the server that’s closest to them. These systems are fine for basic internet requests, but when the latency is key, they are lackluster.
We developed an advanced real-time latency measuring system that’s automatically run by the plugin periodically to find the absolute best connection for your exact location. Using the information gathered by the latency testing, our plugin is then able to connect to the most ideal set of servers, delivering you the fastest possible OctoPrint portal experience.
Sounds amazing right? We agree! This feature is live now in the latest version of our OctoPrint plugin, so simply update to try it out!
We build OctoEverywhere to empower the entire maker community, no matter where they live. Like always, if you have any feedback, issues, or questions, please reach out to us directly using our support system.
It’s been a little while since our last update… but we have been hard at work! Today I’m extremely pleased to announce the launch of three new features for our instant printer notification platform!
SMS Printer Notifications
Desktop & Mobile Printer Notifications
New Notification Type – “User Interaction Required”
A Quick Notification Overview
For those of you who don’t know, OctoEverywhere has a powerful and instantaneous notification engine that’s able to send you critical print information when you need it. You can get notified about many different things, like: print progress, print completion, print failed, first layer completed, filament change required, printer error, and more. All of these notifications are available to our entire community, for free, with no extra setup.
Our next-gen notification platform allows everyone in our community to customize exactly which notification types they want and where they want them. We support notifications via Email, SMS, Windows, Mac, Mobile Devices, Telegram, Discord, Slack, Pushover, and PushBullet. Each notification type is handcrafted for the endpoint with rich print information, large high-res images, and quick access links to your printer.
When OctoEverywhere’s notification platform launched we were really pleased to include SMS notifications. However, after a short period of time, we realized it would cost our community-supported service too much to provide SMS notifications with the system we had set up, so we had to disable them.
Fast forward to today and SMS notifications are back! We have been brainstorming new ways to implement SMS notifications so they are more affordable for the service, and we found one. We are so happy that after a few weeks of testing the system is performing flawlessly and it’s ready for our entire community to enjoy!
This feature we have been working on for a while, so I’m extreamly happy to get it in the hands of our community! With our new Desktop and Mobile Notifications, our community can enjoy instant and rich notifications directly on their Windows, Mac, and Android phones – with no app required!
We are leveraging the latest browser technology to deliver these notifications, which makes notifications appear directly in your operating systems notification center, just like any normal app. We put a lot of time and work into the message formatting, to ensure the notifications are dense with useful information and include beautiful high-res real-time screenshots.
For Android users, you can get instant and beautiful notifications direclty to your phone just like a normal Android app would provide.It’s really cool!
For Windows or Mac users, you can use any modern web browser to set up notifications directly to your operating systems notification action center. It’s magical.
Unforentally we can’t support iOS devices at the moment due to Apple not implementing the web technologies required. But there are rumors that these notification technologies might be included in iOS 16, and if they are, we will support them!
Finally, I’m happy to announce that we have added a new notification type based on popular feedback from the community. The “User Interaction Required” notification type can be enabled for any notification platform and will inform you when your printer needs your help. What printer events trigger the notification depends on your printer hardware, but usually these fire if the hot end crashes, the printer has an error, or the printer needs the user to manually confirm an issue with the physical hardware.
As we conclude every post, we once again want to thank the amazing community of makers for your support and making OctoEverywhere what it is today. The goal of OctoEverywhere is to empower makers around the world with free remote access to OctoPrint. New features for our notification platform make that promise even more real with new and better ways to manage and print amazing things.
Like always, if you encounter any issues or have any feedback, you can contact me directly by opening a support ticket. I love to hear our community’s feedback, so please reach out!
We are blazing through our star map of building the world’s largest and fastest network of next-generation mesh services to provide our community ridiculously fast OctoPrint portal and app speeds.
Today we are proud to announce Slipstream, a new core technology that moves us even closer to our goal of ludicrous OctoPrint portal speeds. From real-world telemetry, we have observed Slipstream allows your OctoPrint portal to load 2.2-3.1x times faster than it previously did. In some cases, your portal will load faster on OctoEverywhere than if connected directly to OctoPrint on your home network!
How is that possible? Is it magic? Nope. It’s a lot of hard work, help from our fantastic community, amazing engineering, and obsession over building fast and reliable systems. Our new Slipstream technology is a concert of components running in the OctoPrint portal, our OctoPrint plugin, and our worldwide network of servers. With all of these components seamlessly working together, OctoEverywhere can efficiently cache, optimize, and deliver the unique aspects of your OctoPrint portal in a completely secure and record-breaking way.
We are proud to provide Slipstream as a free service for our entire community. Slipstream becomes another amazing free service offered by OctoEveyrwhere, alongside real-time print notifications, print live streaming, full-frame rate webcam streaming, and so much more.
You gotta see it to believe it! Try Slipstream right now by simply updating your OctoEverywhere plugin to the latest version. Of course, OctoPrint will also automatically prompt you to update your plugin within a few hours when it detects the update has been released.
If you haven’t joined our amazing community yet, you’re missing out! You can set up OctoEverywhere on your OctoPrint server in less than 20 seconds completely for free, why not try it now!
Finally, we are saddened and horrified by the unlawful invasion of Ukraine. We don’t wield very much power to support those affected, but as a small gesture, we will be suspending payments on Supporter Perks for anyone in Ukraine during the next few months while keeping their Supporter Perks active. For current supporters, nothing needs to be done this will be applied automatically. For anyone else who’s affected and not an active supporter, please reach out to our support team.
This is a huge milestone for our community and something we have been aspiring to for a long time. We consider this a testiment to our amazing community of over 45k makers who use OctoEverywhere to empower themselves to make amazing things.
We hear your warm and wonderful feedback clearly. We are also excited to announce that OctoEverywhere has achieved a rating of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars on Trustpilot, which is more than we could have dreamed and humbles the OctoEverywhere team.
Our OctoEverywhere team is at a loss for words about how to describe how honored and proud we are of these accomplishments. The entire team lives and breathes this amazing service and constantly strives to improve and stabilize it. We thank you all for the support you have given us over our short lifetime and are looking forward to what’s to come next! 🥰