Cortado Launches Apps Need Printing Contest

Cortado has launched a competition offering BlackBerry developers a chance to win marketing funds. The contest calls on developers to test Cortado's new, Java-based CHAPI (Content Handling API, JSR-211) interface and submit suggestions for the best and most original use of printing within an application.
Interested developers can find out more information and apply for access to the beta version of the latest Cortado solutions with CHAPI interface here.
The deadline for submissions for the Apps Need Printing! competition is 9 December 2009. In addition to originality, expected market opportunity will also be a factor when deciding the winners. First, second and third place winners will receive a Cortado marketing and partner package worth $5,000, plus a Nintendo Wii.
A printing function could increase the usefulness of many mobile apps, thereby improving market opportunities, says Thorsten Hesse, Director of Sales for Cortado. Our standardized print interface makes it very easy to enable any other type of mobile application which works with the same CHAPI interface to print.
One example of an application that is already equipped with a CHAPI interface to work with Cortado Workplace is Documents To Go, the mobile Office Suite of DataViz, a strategic Cortado partner.
Our customers, who work with Word, PowerPoint or Excel on their Smartphones, can now print their documents while away from the office, says Shari Hoffman, Product Manager, Documents To Go at DataViz. This has been a highly requested feature from our Documents To Go customer base and we are pleased to see the feature now available.
By the end of the year, Cortado plans to provide BlackBerry users with its printing service for free. Providers of BlackBerry Smartphone apps will benefit by being able to add the Print function to their own app at no cost.