Posts Tagged ‘over the air’

Downloading, Streaming, and Transferring Files to Kindle Fire

Using Tonido, you can transfer content from a remote (Windows or Mac or Linux)  computers to your Kindle Fire.

Three simple steps

1) Install Tonido on your computer

2) Create users id/password

3) Install Tonido Android app on Kindle


Now, you can access files, play music and download files from your computer including music, videos, photos, and documents. Here are the major features.

Browse/ Open your files and folders

Tonido Android app allows you to browse your remote computer and open many popular file formats like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF (note: need appropriate app to open office and pdf files).

File Explorer


Download files (Over-The-Air Downloads)

You can select files or folders to be downloaded to your Kindle. You can access /play these downloaded file even when you are offline.
Smart Download: When Kindle  and Tonido device are connected on same LAN, Tonido Android app would try to use local ip (e.g http://192.168.x.x:10000/) to download and data transfer, which would increase overall download performance.

Select Download

Download Status

Stream music to your Android phone

Android app relieves you from carrying your music with you. Listen to your home music collection from your Kindle from anywhere. The App can sequentially play all the songs in a folder. Currently, it supports .mp3, .flac and .m4a


Share files and folders as a link

Share any file or folder instantly and email the share out to your friends and family. You can also post the link to the file in Facebook.

Email Share

Browse photos

You can browse your pictures through image gallery.

Photo Gallery


Upload files

You can select files that you want to upload from your Kindle to your remote computer.


Please post your comments and ratings in Amazon Android Market.
Feel free to send us your feedback as it helps us continuously improve the app.  You could also visit our Tonido on Mobile Forums to discuss any issues.

Tonido App for iPhone/iPod and iPad v2.0

Hello All Tonidoids,

Continuing the theme of mobile goodness, we, at CodeLathe, are proud to announce that the next generation of Tonido app for iPhone is now available on Apple Appstore.

This update supercharges the app by adding brand new functions and significantly improves earlier functions. And as always it is free!

The documentation for the iPhone app can be downloaded here

In order to use the app, you need to satisfy the following requirements

  1. Tonido server version 2.25 or higher running in Windows, Linux or Mac or Tonido enabled devices such as TonidoPlug.
  2. iPhone , iPod or iPad running iOS4.2 or newer

Some of the salient features of this update are presented below

Tabbed interface with search function:

The new explorer interface has been upgraded and now has thumbnail view,

Search functions etc has been added.


Clicking the detail button (on each row) shows the details regarding the file or folder and the various actions available for that item.

You can see the usual suspects such as “Share“, “Upload photo“, “Create new folder” etc in the action menu plus some new actions have made an appearance in the action menu, namely, “Add to favorites” and “Download to Phone” 🙂

Folder Detail view:


File Detail View:


Favorite link Support

The App can now access the Tonido Favorites feature and retrieve the files and folder that have been tagged as favorites


Updated Photo viewing

The photoviewer of the app has been overhauled and now provides thumbnail views and full screen views photograph with swipe and double tap support.



Over the air transfer of content to the device and access it offline

One of the most exciting features of this release is the ability download files or files of a folder to the device and access it offline! Simply access the detail view of a file or folder and tap the “Download file or folder” option to store it locally! Now that file can be accessed without network! Furthermore, you can also add files to Tonido app using iTunes by dragging and dropping.


Ability to launch downloaded documents with different applications (for example pdf files can be opened with iBooks)

One of the most requested feature is here! Downloaded files can be launched with other installed iOS application. Simply tap the “action” button on the preview page of a file to launch the list of compatible application to launch!


New Music player interface

New music player that is capable of playing files over the network or the files that are saved to the device is now available in the App.

Background play, Locked mode play etc are available as standard ofcourse!


Settings menu added to provide information of the service and control music streaming quality

Network access of songs can be problematic in spotty network conditions. Never fear, you can control the compression quality of the song being streamed over the network (This option was available in the earlier avatar of this app but was simply not well known to users). Files that are already downloaded to the device will be played at full quality of course 🙂

Also,  Automatic network detection and use LAN IP in local networks for fast access is now active. This means, if you are connected in same network as the Tonido server, then local IP will be used instead of the relay in which data  travels all over the world before reaching your phone 🙂


No Chump change !

All this functionality is provided free of course without any sort of catch. No Ads, No “use X times a month”, No fee and No Gimmicks.

We, however, do ask you to add reviews and ratings to the Appstore 🙂 and let us know your feedback on how we can improve the app via our Forums.

It would also help if you spread the word!

New Tonido Android App v20 – Over the Air file transfers and much more …

As we mentioned in our earlier posts, we wanted to kickoff 2011 with releases that offer great value to users.We are proud to announce the next version of our Tonido Android app. You are really going to love it :).

Major features:

  1. Option to download file/folder (aka OTA File transfer) for offline viewing.
  2. Access to downloaded files even when you are offline.
  3. Favorites support.
  4. Automatically identify and use local ip (e.g http://192.168.x.x:10000/) when your Android device is connected to the same LAN as the Tonido device (which translates to high download speeds within LAN).

NOTE: Tonido software on Desktop or TonidoPlug should be updated to a version above 2.25.
You can’t use this new Android App with older versions of Tonido on your Desktop or plug.

Start page has four icons:

  1. Browse remote files
  2. Browse favorites folders in the backend Tonido device
  3. Browse all the downloaded files
  4. View status of current downloads



Favorites are great way to have quick access to important files and also to create playlists. Once you have created a playlist, selecting a song in the playlist will continuous play the songs in that playlist.



‘Download’ in the menu will give an option to select folders or files to be downloaded. When you select a folder to download, the app downloads all the files in that folder. You can even select favorite folders to be downloaded. Downloads would continue as along as the app is open. If the app is closed, all the current downloads would be canceled.



Download status

‘Download status’ page shows all the current downloads and their status.’ Cancel downloads’ button clears all the current downloads. ‘ Cancel downloads’ doesn’t impact already downloaded files.


Browse Download Files

You can browse downloaded files and folders when you are offline by clicking on “downloaded files” in the login page. If you are logged in, you can browse files by selecting “Downloaded Files” icon in the start page. Also, you can use native app to browse to /sdcard/tonido/download.


Use Local IP When on Same LAN as Device

When your Android device and Tonido device are connected on same LAN, Tonido Android app would try to use local ip to download and data transfer, which would increase overall download performance.


You will see this icon when Android app is using local ip.

Nothing motivates a small start up like us than encouraging comments from our users like you. Please let us your thoughts and feedback through our forum, Facebook and twitter.

Finally, please show your support by rating the app in the Android app market! Thank you!