I recently got myself a 3D printer. I’m loving the thing. I was able to find the app OctoPod the developer has done a good job and should be commended. However it’s not optimized for larger screens like the iPad or computer. It also is not cross platform. Relegated to iOS only.

A skin deep resemblance

Enter OpenOcto. My new project. The design is a work in progress. It’s currently based on OctoPod however heavily modified to make use of larger screens. I will continues to refine the design as I develop the app. That however is where the similarities end. OpenOcto is created using Googles Flutter framework. A native cross platform library.

Project goals

  1. To be portable between multiple systems iOS (iPhone, and iPad), Android (tablets and phones), Windows, Mac, Linux.
  2. Speed.
  3. Reliability.
  4. Scalability management of 1 or many printers (printer farms).