Sharp Pushes Further Into Apps Market

Sharp pushes further into Apps marketSharp has launched a new App, reinforcing its campaign to create a wide portfolio of tools with one aim in mind: to make life easier for people who have to work on the move. 

Sharpdesk Mobile, which is available free of charge from Apple’s App Store, wirelessly connects Smartphones and Tablet PCs with the printing and scanning capabilities of Sharp’s MFP’s. “Smartphones and Tablet PCs have become commonplace business tools – they’re small, light and extremely versatile,” said Peter Plested, Divisional Manager, European Solutions Business Centre, Sharp. “What’s missing is the link between the mobile device and the MFP that’s in the office you’re visiting. Sharpdesk Mobile fixes that.

”Sharpdesk Mobile addresses three key requirements: printing, scanning and sharing.

Printing – users can print PDF, JPG and TIFF files from a Smartphone or Tablet PC directly to any supported Sharp MFP.

Scanning – users can scan documents from any supported Sharp MFP directly to their mobile device.

Sharing – once a document has been scanned to the Smartphone or Tablet PC it can be emailed to other users and shared with other mobile applications.

Sharpdesk Mobile automatically detects compatible MFPs and works without the need for drivers. The first version is available today from Apple’s App Store and a version for the Android operating system is due for release by the end of May.

“Our aim is to make all of our Apps easy to use. Some of them will be developed by our technology partners and others will be written in-house,” said Peter Plested. “All of them will make life a lot easier for mobile workers.”