We’ve all been there: your computer just won’t connect, or the printer just won.
But this week, a startup is taking a different approach, using the printer to print and ship your home.
A company called Hamilton House prints and ships packages that come with software.
It offers a software package for the iPad that allows you to customize and edit documents.
It can also do it with your existing printer or even an app.
“The idea is to bring all the components together and then customize it to your needs,” says Josh Fatt, Hamilton’s CEO.
The Hamilton team has developed a software suite for the iPhone, that you can download for free.
“It allows you the ability to create your own PDFs,” Fatt says.
The company says the software is already in the wild and has already been tested for a few years.
But the company is currently in the process of rolling out it to the iPad, and plans to release a fully open source version for Macs, too.
“We’re a small company, so we’re trying to focus on the things that are really important to us,” Fink says.
In the future, the Hamilton software suite might also allow you to print a home with a custom printer or add a touch screen to your home that could turn your living room into a multimedia experience.
“You might want to be able to make some custom features,” Fick says.
But he says that the software’s only just now getting traction, so it will take time to figure out the best ways to get it to consumers.
He says the Hamiltons software suite is “a lot like the way that people do things online, like Pinterest and Reddit,” and that he sees this as a way to take what is a niche product, and turn it into something that could really scale.
Hamilton says it currently supports the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, and is working on support for other platforms.
“So we’re looking to add more platforms over time,” Fishe says.
Fatt also says the company has been working with Amazon, which is making an app for iPhones.
It could potentially make it possible to get access to Amazon’s printing services.
But Fatt doesn’t know if the Hamilons app will work on Amazon’s own printer, or if it’ll work on the iPad as well.
He hopes to have a version for both devices available in the next couple of months.
“I’m really excited about it,” Fisk says.