WELCOME HOME – A NEW LANDING PAGE

Every since OctoEverywhere launched in beta back in November, the user home we know and love hasn’t changed much. Some have asked, why does all of my printer information load on top of the main website homepage? Well… there’s no good reason beyond when I was originally working on the prototype it was a quick and easy place to put it.

I have wanted to make the user home experience better for some time now and I finally found some time to do it. When reworking the experience, I had a few high-level goals:

  • Make a new delightful home for our just community.
  • Make it functional and glanceable.
  • Make it clean.
  • Make it modern.

One big goal was to make the new printer dashboard functional, so if you wanted to super quickly check on a print you don’t have to load the full OctoPrint dashboard. I’m very happy with the resulting webcam preview feature and hope to add more at-a-glance functional very soon.

The new dashboard is live now! To use it, just sign into your OctoEverywhere account and you will be directed to it!

As always, your feedback and support is what powers OctoEverywhere. We welcome any and all feedback, be it good or bad. Please send any feedback through our support system, I read each and every message.

V1 PROTOCOL TESTING NOW!

I wanted to post a quick update about the OctoEverywhere v1 printer protocol! I have spent countless hours developing it and I’m happy to announce that the v1 protocol is now live for a subset of users!

When you connect to your printer if you see octolab in the URL, you’re on the new protocol! For example, you might see:

https://ender3.octolab.octoeverywhere.com

The v1 protocol is a total re-write of the printer protocol in which I made some dramatic advances in the technology. (the full details will be published in a blog post soon.) To start, users will experience faster page loading times, smoother webcam streams, less data used, and smoother file transfers. In the long run, the v1 protocol makes the system much more flexible and efficient for upcoming features!

Consider this roll out a beta test of the protocol. Not everyone will have access just yet, but very soon. The transition to the v1 protocol should be 100% transparent for all users – so if you experience any issues, please reach out to me via the support ticket system so I can check it out!

To ensure you can use the v1 protocol as soon as it’s available in your region, make sure your plugin is up-to-date!

Happy Printing!