ICON is a mobile photo printer that enables printing photos directly through WeChat. After adding the company’s official WeChat account and sending a photo to it, you’ll have a Lomo style photo print in 30 seconds.

Commenting on  ICON, Allen Zhang (aka. Zhang Xiaolong), lead of WeChat, said back in 2012 something like, “eventually … not only can WeChat connect people but also Internet-connected machines. Every machine will have a QR code as its ID and be controlled through WeChat.”

It is expected more gadgets taking advantage of WeChat’s APIs will come out. And different from all other hardware products, WeChat solution-embedded products will be able to engage WeChat users and leverage the whole ecosystem.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com