Archive for September, 2010

Tonido App is available in Android Market

Tonido Android App is now available in Android Market. Please do try it and give your reviews and ratings.  Also, we would greatly appreciate if you could post your thoughts, feedback, comments and feature requests in our Tonido on Mobile Forums.

Beta users should uninstall the beta version before installing the app from the market. In this release version, we have made some performance improvements and also added support for video (currently mp4 only) .

Tonido Android App Video

Tonido Android App Video

 

Tonido App Details in Market

Tonido App Details in Market

 

 
Tonido Android App Features

1. Login into your remote computer (TonidoPlug or a computer that runs Tonido). Tonido Android App remembers your credentials so that you need not re-enter your Tonido login/password every time

2. Browse your files and folders in the remote computer. Open many file formats like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF (You need appropriate apps that open these document types)

3. Quickly browse your pictures (Gallery option to browse  through thumbnails)

4. Stream your video, music, and listen to your music continuously

5. Instantly share any file or folder via Tonido Webshare and email the link (Webshare URL)

6. Take a picture using your camera and upload it to remote computer…

(For more details:  http://www.tonido.com/blog/index.php/2010/09/02/announcing-tonido-beta-for-android/ and http://www.tonido.com/blog/index.php/2010/09/12/android-app-beta-2-updated-with-your-feedback/ )

New Tonido Release v2.11.0.12540

This release has a couple of significant new features, but also a lot of changes under the hood. We took the time to clean up every aspect of our UI, to make it more streamlined, better and more consistent. As usual this also has loads of bug fixes and usability enhancements.

Upload to Tonido by sending Email

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Tonido has always been accessible via your browser and via native mobile apps, and now we open up a brand new way of interacting with it.Via Email!

You can now send file attachments directly to your Tonido via email. Simply, send email with attachments to your Tonido account name (say joe@tonidoid.com)  and those attachments show up in your tonido user data directory called “Uploads”.

To make this work, just make sure a valid email address is associated with your Tonido Account (say joe@yahoo.com). If it is not, make sure to go set it up in your Tonido Settings->Account Tab. Now, just send email from joe@yahoo.com to your tonido account joe@tonidoid.com.

How easy is that?

Create new Thots by sending Email

Not only can you upload attachments via email, you can now do more stuff via email.

For example, you can send emails to be added to your Thots application. To do so, simply add “thots” somewhere in the subject like:

to:

joe@tonidoid.com

subject:

thots this is a great day to think

body:

Cogito ergo sum and rest of the email message

This email is now magically changed into a new thot and shows up in your Tonido Thots.

New Jukebox UI

A big visual change in this release is the brand new theme for Jukebox app. This theme integrates more nicely with the rest of Tonido.

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Tonido Account Recovery

One of the main issues that customers ran into when they lost their data on a hard drive was that they couldn’t reinstate their original Tonido account name (and the URL).

Now, as long as you have associated a proper Email ID along with your Tonido account, you can recover your account name when you reinstall Tonido. Note that only your account name is recovered, it is not possible to recover any of your Tonido data. So we still recommend making periodic backups of your data.

To recover a old account when you reinstall Tonido, click on “New Account” and choose “Recover Account”

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Path Filters

When browsing, it is now possible to remove folders and files that you don’t wish to see from appearing in your listings.

Simply add these paths and names you don’t wish to see anymore into the Settings ->Misc ->Ignore Files or Folders section.

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In the above example, I have added 3 entries. Any file or folder that matches this filter will now not show up when you browse via explorer or when you share with someone.

Much improved Performance

We spent a bit of time speeding up UI loading performance. The first time loading might take some time, but subsequent times you load the Tonido site in your browser, you will get much faster and improved loading performance. In most cases almost 2X faster approximately 5 to 7 seconds.

Other Fixes

We added a bunch of fixes to Torrent, Webshare and other apps. The UI uses the same fonts across almost all the apps for consistency and there are many other fixes too numerous to list. You can see the full list of fixes in our release notes.

As always, tell us what you think and more importantly spread the word to all your friends about the goodness of Tonido.

Tonido on Windows 7 Mobile

We want to offer Tonido in as many mobile platforms as possible, and here is a sneak peek of our upcoming Tonido client on Windows 7 Mobile.

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Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Browsing

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Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Photos

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Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Photo Viewer

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Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Tonido Icon

Android App Beta 2 – Updated with your feedback

Dear Tonido Users,

First, a big thank you for all your feedback on our Android Beta. We carefully read each one of your comments and we have addressed some of the issues and a few of your enhancement requests in this new version. Here are the changes in Beta 2.

Multiple Music Formats Support
Many of you had requested for multiple music formats support and we have added support for mp3, flac, m4a audio formats.

UI  Feedback to User Actions
Some of you  have expressed that app should provide some UI feedback to user actions and we have addressed that by highlighting the selected row in the explorer and changing the background color when “next” “previous” button is selected.


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Folder Selection Highlight

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Next Button Highlight

Image Navigation
Two big enhancements requests 1) better images navigation and 2) ability to resize images
To improve navigation, we added more UI feedback to user actions and in addition to that, we have added an option to see the pictures in gallery view.  menu->gallery would generate a scrollable thumbnail view of photos in that folder.  (Please note that viewing gallery for  the first time would be slow since backend would be generating those thumbnails.)

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Gallery Menu Option

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Gallery View

A “long click” on an image would open image where you can resize the image through pinch. For some phones where pinch doesn’t work,  a scroll motion would open zoom options.

Zoom Out

Zoom In/Out

Inconsistent Behavior in Exit and Home Menu
We received consistent feedback that menu buttons didn’t have consistent behavior across all views. We made
‘Exit’ menu should “logout” but your credentials would not be deleted.
‘Home’ menu should take you to root director in the file explorer

Handling Special Characters
Beta version truncated folder names that had special characters. New version should handle all the special characters

Login Error Message Improvements
Edited some of the error messages so that users get right information and also added a few input validations to help users.

Some issues we couldn’t reproduce especially app crashes when camera menu is selected or some pdf files are opened. We are working on those.

How to Participate in Beta?
For users who have sent emails earlier, we will send you the instructions in an email. New users, please join the following thread in our forum.

Please Do Send Your Feedback
Please feel free to send us lots of feedback our way as it helps us fix issues and test on a variety of phone hardware. Please post in our Tonido on Mobile Forums.

These are exciting times for Tonido, and we thank you for your continuing support.

 


Announcing Tonido Beta for Android

Finally, the wait is over. We are happy to announce Tonido Beta on Android. We know a lot of folks are interested in the app and were waiting for a while for this to get released. So now here it is.

The Tonido Android app supports the following major features:

1. Login into your remote computer (TonidoPlug or a computer that runs Tonido). Tonido Android App remembers your credentials so that you need not re-enter your Tonido login/password every time

2. Browse your files and folders in the remote computer. Open many file formats like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF (You need appropriate apps that open these document types)

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3. Quickly browse your pictures

4. Stream your music, and listen to your music in the background

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5. Instantly share any file or folder via Tonido Webshare and email the link (Webshare URL)

6. Take a picture using your camera and upload it to remote computer…

To Join the Beta

If you are interested in Beta testing the Tonido Android app, please send a mail to support@codelathe.com.

Don’t Forget the Feedback

Please feel free to send us lots of feedback our way as it helps us fix issues and test on a variety of phone hardware. Internally, we have tested on a couple of hardware models. But more coverage and usage will surely identify problem areas and other improvements to make. Please post in our Tonido on Mobile Forums.

These are exciting times for Tonido, and we thank you for your continuing support.