Just in case you aren’t aware, there is an AstroPrint API in existence. (currently in PRIVATE BETA)
Here’s a (limited) example of what’s possible with the API.
The API allows developers to build free and premium apps, either on the AstroPrint app marketplace OR via an integration on their own web app.
Plenty of developers are already playing around with the API and experimenting.
I’d like to use this thread to discuss potential ideas for apps/integrations using the AstroPrint API that will make 3D Printing more useful/fun. Think of what YOU would find interesting / fun / useful.
This means that, if YOU have an idea that you’d like to either discuss or propose to a potential developer, please post below with as much detail as possible. Also, in addition to the IDEA, try to provide a potential USE CASE.
IDEA: I’d love to see an app that allows one AstroPrint user to manage multiple users and printers with varying degrees of access.
USE CASE: A teacher with 30 students and one 3D Printer will have issues managing access with their students. So, they would install this app via the AstroPrint app marketplace, setup 30 different accounts under the teachers main, administrative account. From the administrator account, the teacher will be able to monitor individual student stats, printing habits, finished prints etc. for grading purposes.
What integrations and apps would YOU like to see?