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Mopria Alliance Announces Winners of Second Annual Tap to Print Contest

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Contest Spurs Creativity Among Android Developers in Implementing
Mobile Print Capabilities

The
Mopria® Alliance
, a global non-profit membership
organization chartered to drive industry-wide standards for mobile
printing, today announced the winners of the second annual Tap to Print
contest, which challenged developers to design the most creative Android
apps with mobile print capabilities to win lucrative cash prizes. The
contest was co-sponsored by BeMyApp,
which helped take submissions and execute the contest.

Over the past two months, developers vied for the top five spots in the
business and lifestyle categories. The Mopria Alliance evaluated each
submission based on the value of adding print functionality, ease of
use, overall app experience, and total number of user downloads during
the challenge. Submissions to the contest included many highly rated
apps in the Google Play™ store with millions of downloads.

The Grand Prize winners include:

Business

Lifestyle

"We saw a significantly higher level of interest and submissions in this
year's contests compared to last year," said Steve Kim, Marketing Chair
at Mopria Alliance. "With more users printing from their mobile devices,
more developers are seeing the value of implementing printing in their
apps, which in turn gets even more users printing."

Throughout the competition, the Mopria Alliance sponsored meetups and
hackathons to engage the Android developer community, and collaborated
with BeMyApp to provide developer Q&As, valuable insights and the
opportunity to interact with other developers.

Submissions to the business category integrated printing in creative
ways that boosted productivity and efficiency, and included apps to
manage invoicing, design and document management.

"Being able to quickly and easily print invoices with just a couple of
taps completes the functionality of the app," said Dinesh Thurvash
Anandan, developer of Zoho Invoice. "The entire process of printing
invoices is as seamless as it can get. Users can print invoices on the
go, literally!"

Lifestyle category submissions showed the quality of life improvements
afforded by easy mobile printing, and included recipe guides, creative
and artistic apps and personal planners.

"Quick printing is a big value-add for a recipe app like us, because no
one wants to touch their devices with messy fingers," said Joseph Babu,
developer of Cookbook Recipes. "Adding print functionality to our app
has provided users with an essential tool as many of our users like to
print the daily recipe or they just love to print the recipes and keep
in their collection. It's definitely extended the value of our Cookbook
Recipes app."

The Mopria Print Service is available for download from the Google
Play store
for any Android 4.4 device or higher. Mopria print
technology is designed to simplify printing from Android devices to more
than 100 million certified printers and currently has more than 644
million installations and 378 million active users. For the latest list
of Mopria certified printers and print accessories, please visit http://mopria.org/certified-products.
Additionally, please visit the Mopria
Spotlight Wall
to see the latest apps that have enabled printing.

About the Mopria® Alliance

The Mopria® Alliance is a non-profit membership organization
of leading global technology companies with the initial goal of
simplifying printing from smartphones, tablets and other devices. The
Alliance develops and promotes technology standards that deliver an
intuitive experience connecting different devices and mobile operating
systems. The adoption of these standards allow users to seamlessly
interact with a printer, regardless of brand. Plus, app downloads and
setups for new mobile devices or printers will become unnecessary. Look
for Mopria certified printers and accessories for easy printing with
Mopria-enabled mobile devices. Learn more at www.mopria.org
or download the latest Mopria software on the Google
Play store
.

About BeMyApp

BeMyApp is a developer relations agency that ideates, plans and executes
events and online campaigns for technology companies and brands. With
offices in San Francisco, Paris, London, Munich, Amsterdam and Shanghai,
we have a community of 100,000 developers, startups, mentors and
partners. We aim to connect companies with the best developers and
startups in the world.

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