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 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!
Ever start printing a model you’re excited about and want to share it with your friends?
Yeah, us too. That’s why we created Live Links!
Live Links allow everyone to share a free and secure public stream of their prints with friends, family, or the entire world! Live Links are packed with features, like webcam streaming, live printer information, and model links. Live Links also use a rich social sharing technology that puts your print snapshot and information front and center.
Live Links support adding your social accounts to the bottom of every link you generate to let viewers know where to find you! It’s a great way to share your work and allow users to follow you if they like what they see.
We are very excited about the launch of Live Links and hope the community has enjoyed them as much as we do. This is just the beginning for Link Links, over time they will become even more powerful, stay tuned!