Developer FAQ
Membership FAQ

The Mopria Alliance exists for the primary purpose to select, develop and promote technologies which enable the seamless use of mobile print across multiple vendors, encourage the adoption of mobile print technology, and promote the use of mobile printing. Members can have a significant influence over how the technology is designed and implemented by participating in the development of the Alliance specifications.

The Mopria Alliance has been formed as a Delaware non-profit membership corporation and plans to operate as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation advancing the common business interest of promoting simple, convenient, widespread use of mobile printing by removing lack of interoperability and confusion in the market—all benefiting the end user. Representatives from member organizations can serve on the Board of Directors and the three primary working groups: Technical, Certification and Marketing (depending upon membership level).

The Alliance currently offers three classes of membership, with a variety of benefits, privileges and annual dues designed to match each organization's interests. The membership classes and corresponding annual dues are: Executive Member ($50,000), additional $75,000 in the case of Board representation (Seated Executive Member), and Adopter Member ($30,000).

Please see the detailed list of Member Benefits. All members will have access to the Mopria Alliance website and Final Specifications. General members have access to certification and use of the Alliance trademarks. Executive, Seated Executives and Founder's may nominate a representative to the Board, have voting rights and can chair Working Groups.

The Mopria Alliance Bylaws allows for any organization interested in using or participating in the selection and development of standards are welcome to join at the Executive, and Adopter member levels.

The Mopria Alliance encourages all member companies to participate actively. To gain the most value, join the groups working in the topic areas that are important to your company. Alliance will hold bi-monthly member meetings and the Working Groups will be meeting at least monthly. Executive and Seated Executive members are asked to take a leading role, which may range from Working Group leadership to reviewing and commenting on materials. Each member is also asked to promote Mopria and the Mopria standards in their specific company & product communications and websites.

The Alliance creates opportunities for members to showcase products and services in programs such as group appearances at trade shows, links from the Mopria website to member sites, speaking opportunities at industry events, mentions in press releases as appropriate to our non-profit status.

The Mopria Alliance has a Steering Committee to address the daily affairs of the Alliance and to provide oversight and direction to the three Working Groups: Technical, Certification, and Marketing.

  • The Technical Working Group is responsible for the selection and development of the technologies to enable the Mopria Alliance vision of interoperability (all apps, any device, OS, printer and ecosystem) and simple, intuitive user experience.

  • The Certification Working Group is responsible for developing testing and compliance policy, and interoperability requirements.

  • The Marketing Working Group will be primarily responsible for building equity in the Mopria brand to support vendor communications of their Mopria Certified products. The Marketing committee also provides customer insights and product marketing support for the Mopria Alliance standards roadmap, supports member communications and manages marketing funds in furtherance of the Mopria Alliance's goals.

Review the governing documents and benefits for different member classes. Complete and sign the Membership Agreement and submit along with the online application. Applications for membership levels will be granted upon receipt of a completed application form, signed agreement to the IPR policy, and payment.

Google has helped validate the need for mobile printing by incorporating print into the Android 4.4 and later versions and the Mopria Alliance is well positioned to complement and innovate on top of the basic print feature deployed in the Android OS. Additionally, the Mopria Print Service for Android 4.4 or later supports Alliance member's brands of printers and the plug-in will enable Android devices to print to any Mopria compliant printer.