MakerBot launch new Thingiverse app
MakerBot announced their new series of apps at CES 2014 adding the MakerBot Mobile app and digital store to their new and improved Thingiverse app. Interestingly the Thingiverse app has only been available on iOS since its release in October, but Bre Pettis reassured the predominantly Android crowd ( that the release will be coming.
Just a couple of weeks on and Bre has lived up to his promise and the Thingiverse app is now available for the non-apple market too.
The Android share equated for a staggering 81% of smartphones shipped in Q3 of 2013 so it was always only a matter of time before the Thingiverse app came to the market.
The app is precisely the same as the iOS app – designed at making 3D printing a more enjoyable and social experience, by sharing photos of prints, browsing and downloading files to be printed. It is available for free now on the Google Play store.
Staying in the world of 3D printing smartphone apps the two young South African geniuses, Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Sholtz we reported on back in November have now released their app for Windows phones.
The two young gents, who have now formed Bananna3D (Banana3d.com with just the two n’s was gone according to their About us page), have released their app ‘RepRap Phone Host’ app and it is now available on the Windows Store. It has the ability to code and slice an STL file in preparation to be beamed via Bluetooth to a RepRap machine.
So that’s iOS, Android and Windows all covered in 3D Printing app glory. Anyone fancy making one for my redundant Blackberry Playbook?