This article details the process of integrating Google Cloud Print into BiznessApps. Users can use the Google Cloud Print on iOS or Android to print out orders and reservation confirmation emails automatically. The printouts have the same format as an order confirmation email.
- Google's cloud-based printing solution that has been in beta since 2010 will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. With this in mind, we recommend reviewing Google's Article on how to Migrate from Cloud Print.
- Although Google will stop support, we have no plans to remove this feature from BiznessApps.
Connecting Your Printer
- If your printer is Cloud-ready, follow the instructions provided by your printer's manufacturer, or see the list of supported Cloud-ready printers.
- To connect an HP ePrint Printer, use the ePrint Registration Page.
- To connect a classic printer, you need the following installed:
Enabling a Classic Printer in Google Cloud Print
In this case, we are setting up a Classic printer, i.e., a printer connected to your local device via cable or wifi. The printer must already be set up on your network or device. For other options, please review the article on setting up your printer with Google Cloud Print.
Open Google Chrome and ensure that you are signed in with the Google account, which would also be used when connecting to the Google Cloud Printer from the CMS.
chrome://devicesin the browser address bar and press Enter.
Click on Add printers
Select the printer(s) to connect to Google Cloud Print, and click Add printer(s).
The following confirmation is displayed. Click on Manage your printers to view and manage your connected printers.
The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print.
Connecting to Google Cloud Printer (Beta) from the CMS
In this case, we are configuring Google Cloud Print in the Food Ordering feature. The same applies to the Merchandise and Reservation feature.
Log in to the CMS.
Select the feature from Build > Food Ordering (use the search if required).
Go to Content, scroll down to Extras, and click Connect to Google Cloud Printer (Beta).
Select the Google account that you used to sign-in during Step 1 to Enable a Classic Printer in Google Cloud Print.
You are prompted with a warning. Click on Advanced.This app isn't verified
This app hasn't been verified by Google yet. Only proceed if you know and trust the developer.
Go to biznessapps.com (unsafe).
Click on Allow to allow biznessapps.com to manage your printer.
As confirmation, you see Disconnect From Google Cloud Printer (Beta). Click on Add New Printer.
Enter the Printer Setup Title, use the drop-down menu to set the Location, and select the printer. Click Add.
- Click Save at the top right to conclude the configuration.
Once an end-user places an order from the app, the details of the order are automatically printed, as seen in this sample of an Order Confirmation.
Go to Print Jobs to check the status of the printed order.
Additional Information About Google Cloud-Ready Printers
- For the best Google Cloud Print experience, we recommend you use a cloud-ready printer.
- Cloud-ready printers connect directly to the web and don't require a PC to set up.
- Users can connect a cloud-ready printer to a Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.
- Learn more about cloud-ready printers below:
- HP ePrint Printers: Google Cloud Print works with all HP ePrint printers. Register with your ePrint email address on our HP registration page.
- Kodak Printers: If your printer is a Kodak Cloud-Ready Printer, follow these instructions on Kodak's website for Setting Up Google Cloud Print.
- Epson Printers: Specifically, Epson XP 400 is a great option. For Epson printers, follow the instructions for Setting up Google Cloud Print.