WTB: print capability

Discussion in 'Application Ideas' started by tpzahm, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. tpzahm

    tpzahm New Member

    Jan 18, 2008
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    iPod touch
    There are times I'd like a hard copy of a web page or email.

    Anyone want to build one?

    One approach seems not-to-hard, at least at its core:

    1. An http server is running on your desktop machine.
    a. It serves up a web page that accepts the document (html or text) to be printed
    b1. If the document is described by a URL, it downloads it.
    b2. If the document is a text string it (temporarily) saves it.
    c. The document (now resident on the desktop machine) is printed without GUI intervention.

    2. To facilitate the above, there needs to be some process on the iPod Touch.
    a. It has to be easy to invoke.
    b. It has to manage the transfer of the URL or text document to the web server.

    Any takers?

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