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Title: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Jim on September 20, 2011, 05:29:30 AM
Yes, you heard that right. We have our own iPhone App! It also works on a variety of Android phones, smart phones, the iPad and the iPod. One thing must ye do before you can get it (apart from having a device on which it will run)... get yourself a copy of the RedLaser app - it's one of those QR Code/Barcode reading apps for the device.

OK, got your code reader? Good. Now go to:

www.songpier.com/tinyfish

Now scan that QR code in the middle of the page. You'll be prompted to download the Songpier for "The Big Red Spark" so go ahead, do that and you will have instant access to a load of Fishy stuff on your phone.

The short term plan is to get this running smoothly while the long term plans is to start delivering exclusive content over the phone. We dare say the phone app won't replace the fishtank (as there's no forum in it) but we'll be adding demos, hopefully some interviews, pics, news of gigs as they come up and so on and so forth. We think this is a doozy of a piece of gadgetry so go on, get some!

Any comments, come back here and let us know.

BTW - even if you DON'T have a device that can run our App, you can see exactly what you're missing out on by going to the above link and messing around with the virtual iPhone shown on the page. Have fun!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: A James on September 20, 2011, 06:19:38 AM
I do need to get a proper phone...


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: MikeEvs on September 20, 2011, 07:49:06 AM
On my Android HTC Desire after scanning the QR code it didn't download anything just opened songpier.com/tinyfish in a browser didn't work like an app as such just a mobile enhanced website, could still access the news, photos and play the songs


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2011, 08:25:49 AM
Balls. So I'm guessing that it's not going to be a normal App I can get from itunes store for my camera-less iPod Touch.

There is zero chance of me getting a "smart" phone, but the band apps I have for Rush and Marillion both work fine on iPod 3g (iOS 4.whatever).



Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 20, 2011, 09:46:50 AM
Balls. So I'm guessing that it's not going to be a normal App I can get from itunes store for my camera-less iPod Touch.

There is zero chance of me getting a "smart" phone, but the band apps I have for Rush and Marillion both work fine on iPod 3g (iOS 4.whatever).



It should still work on your iTouch, but as Mike said it is not really an app but a webpage for smart phones.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Jim on September 20, 2011, 09:54:10 AM
Hmmmn. It downloads as an App onto my iPhone. Leon's and Simon's too.  :-\

And there I was thinking we were being really cool and at the leading edge of the tech curve.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Bert on September 20, 2011, 09:56:57 AM
It's excellent ! Very effective. Tinyfish go Web 2.0  ;D

Essentially the "app" bit is just a shortcut on your home screen to a webpage, albeit it's skinned (the app that is) as Tinyfish.

UB - you should be able to access the site via your browser in the iPod touch and add it to your homescreen from there. the url is http://songpier.com/tinyfish, Stick that in Safari and you should be ok.  :D

It'll present itself as an "app" on the homescreen. Works beautifully on my iPhone.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 20, 2011, 10:04:00 AM
It made my blackberry do a buzzy noise, then it told me I didn't have enough money to go on the internet on my phone.  But the buzzy noise was quite cool!  ;D


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 20, 2011, 10:21:06 AM
It's excellent ! Very effective. Tinyfish go Web 2.0  ;D

Essentially the "app" bit is just a shortcut on your home screen to a webpage, albeit it's skinned (the app that is) as Tinyfish.

UB - you should be able to access the site via your browser in the iPod touch and add it to your homescreen from there. the url is http://songpier.com/tinyfish, Stick that in Safari and you should be ok.  :D

It'll present itself as an "app" on the homescreen. Works beautifully on my iPhone.

Ta for the help - will try it when I get home and within range of wifi.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 20, 2011, 11:01:33 AM
On my android phone, I can not play the songs ... it says unable to play video.

The scrolling does not seem to work well. Very difficult to scroll up and down on the news page for example.

If I click the share button the start of the text is not visible in the window.

It looks good, but the Android version has a few bugs, not sure if this is just on my htc.






Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: MikeEvs on September 20, 2011, 11:04:18 AM
On my android phone, I can not play the songs ... it says unable to play video.

The scrolling does not seem to work well. Very difficult to scroll up and down on the news page for example.

If I click the share button the start of the text is not visible in the window.

It looks good, but the Android version has a few bugs, not sure if this is just on my htc.

I didn't have that problem on my HTC


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: roger on September 20, 2011, 12:10:08 PM
On my android phone, I can not play the songs ... it says unable to play video.

The scrolling does not seem to work well. Very difficult to scroll up and down on the news page for example.

If I click the share button the start of the text is not visible in the window.

It looks good, but the Android version has a few bugs, not sure if this is just on my htc.

similar for me on my LG Android phone.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Pedro on September 20, 2011, 12:24:58 PM
I already had a QR tag scanner on my phone.....so I followed the link and stared at the QR tag on my phone's display....erm....


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 20, 2011, 01:23:16 PM
Couldn't get anywhere with my HTC Desire HD.

Scanned in the code; went to the website - at least I thought it was going to the website - and nothing happened. No pics, no songs, no nothing.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 01:36:06 PM
I scanned the code, downloaded the app and it killed a pigeon. Is it supposed to do that?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 20, 2011, 01:42:46 PM
Have you got the Mr Badger version?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Jim on September 20, 2011, 01:45:31 PM
I scanned the code, downloaded the app and it killed a pigeon. Is it supposed to do that?

No. It's supposed to kill a squirrel. Bah! Nothing ever goes right, does it?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Bert on September 20, 2011, 01:49:53 PM
I scanned the code, downloaded the app and it killed a pigeon. Is it supposed to do that?

No. It's supposed to kill a squirrel. Bah! Nothing ever goes right, does it?

It's all these non-believers with Androids. It works perfectly with an iPhone  ;)


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Jim on September 20, 2011, 01:52:53 PM
I'd like to know if it's working on Bo's iPad and am looking forward to finding out if it's all lovely on UB's iPod Touch.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Purrdey on September 20, 2011, 02:23:34 PM
Works great on my iPhone4  :)


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on September 20, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
It's killed another pigeon!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Nellie on September 20, 2011, 04:05:09 PM
I might not even try  :(


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Purrdey on September 20, 2011, 04:40:08 PM
It's killed another pigeon!

I hate pigeons anyway  >:(

Love animals of all sorts but pigeons invaded my loft once and I will never forgive them  :-\


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 20, 2011, 04:51:19 PM
I'd like to know if it's working on Bo's iPad and am looking forward to finding out if it's all lovely on UB's iPod Touch.

I will consult my people.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: ursula on September 20, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
I'd like to know if it's working on Bo's iPad and am looking forward to finding out if it's all lovely on UB's iPod Touch.


I will consult with son#1 who seems able to download all sorts of cool stuiff to an ipod touch

Will report back......


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: RobH on September 21, 2011, 06:12:36 AM
That's about right - in my case, the phone may be smart, but the user is not.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2011, 08:16:14 AM
I scanned the code, downloaded the app and it killed a pigeon. Is it supposed to do that?

No. It's supposed to kill a squirrel. Bah! Nothing ever goes right, does it?

Not a squirrel, please...
(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00212/Squirrels_96071450_212798c.jpg)


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2011, 08:31:13 AM
Works fine on iPod by putting the link into safari as suggested.  ;D


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Bert on September 21, 2011, 09:00:24 AM
Works fine on iPod by putting the link into safari as suggested.  ;D

You're welcome  ;D


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 05, 2011, 10:46:47 AM
Whats a smartphone and all this android lark?
My phones got numbers on it, i press them and it calls people.
Where can i buy an android and what will it do for me?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 05, 2011, 10:56:25 AM
She is the latest in technology
Almost mythology but she has a heart of stone
She has an I.Q. of one thousand and one
She has a jump suit on and she's also a telephone


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: A James on October 05, 2011, 11:00:01 AM
My Nokia appears to have broken...so I may think about one of these smartphone chappies...


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: RobH on October 05, 2011, 11:29:52 AM
I managed to download something that makes the screen go red and play the Big Red Spark.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2011, 02:01:58 PM
That sounds like witchcraft to me.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Robert on October 05, 2011, 02:53:23 PM
I am a wizard you know.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2011, 02:54:39 PM
'We've killed your wizard...I'm wearing his hat'.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 05, 2011, 03:02:45 PM
I need one of these mythical Android phones.
I don't know which one to go for?
Time for an upgrade i think.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Robert on October 05, 2011, 03:06:50 PM
Depends on how big a screen you need/can stand.

An HTC Wildfire S (for small) or the Sensation (for big) are pretty damn good. And probably not too expensive.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2011, 03:24:17 PM
I got the Wildfire because it was the only one I could afford. It also has the least gay sounding name of the HTC phones.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2011, 03:24:54 PM
'We've killed your wizard...I'm wearing his hat'.

"He stole my hat and all my powers!"


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2011, 03:25:55 PM
I got the Wildfire because it was the only one I could afford. It also has the least gay sounding name of the HTC phones.
I dunno, the HTC Bumbandit looks quite cool.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2011, 03:50:25 PM
I got the Wildfire because it was the only one I could afford. It also has the least gay sounding name of the HTC phones.
I dunno, the HTC Bumbandit looks quite cool.

It goes well with the HTC Camfield, which comes pre-loaded with an MP3 of Your Own Special Way.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: RobH on October 05, 2011, 04:10:40 PM
We could change the BRS app so that connects to a random mobile phone and sends itself to the new phone.  Soon we'll have the BRS on every phone in the whole world.  And then what what will happen?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Robert on October 05, 2011, 04:12:29 PM
ooh good plan.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 05, 2011, 11:40:34 PM
Would you really want to put an HTC Camfield to your ear, never mind your mouth?


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 06, 2011, 10:08:29 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 06, 2011, 03:15:44 PM
The HTC Camfield would come with the Insult and Swear App preloaded.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 06, 2011, 09:59:44 PM
Including the infamous Swedish translation one, I suppose. "Suck my c*ck, then clean my car!"


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2011, 09:00:18 AM
Ah bless. One day, Camfield's quotes will stand tall alongside Hemmingway, Wilde, etc.


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Purrdey on October 07, 2011, 04:29:02 PM
The HTC Camfield would come with the Insult and Swear App preloaded.

And "your own special way" as the ringtone :)


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Robert on October 08, 2011, 08:09:51 AM
Ah bless. One day, Camfield's quotes will stand tall alongside Hemmingway, Wilde, etc.

"One of Camfield's, I think."


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 08, 2011, 10:00:46 AM
"It sodding was not, it was Ramsay!"


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 13, 2011, 03:47:08 PM
HTC CAMFIELDS here. "Your own special way" ringtone and amusing abuse app included.
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4483/htcdesires.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/810/htcdesires.jpg/)



Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
 ;D Love it!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 14, 2011, 05:29:42 AM
 :D Brilliant!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 16, 2011, 01:31:36 PM
You Tossers!
Ive got my HTC and the app only opens the page. Im currently about to burn my Tinyfish shirts and CDs and get back to lurking on the JLS forum. Bet their Apps work properly!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2011, 08:49:08 AM
It is a cunning plan sir. Not sure what kind of plan it is I'll admit because it is so cunning, only Jim and Rob have all the answers.  ;D


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Robert on October 17, 2011, 08:59:49 AM
I'll have a look at it. I suspect that it won't have many things I can adjust...


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 17, 2011, 11:52:32 AM
Bet the JLS app gives you access to the lads in different states of undress, you can leave that function off yours thank you very much!


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Mouse on October 17, 2011, 12:17:10 PM
It's too late for that if you've already bought the HTC Camfield...


Title: Re: Tinyfish has SmartPhone App!
Post by: Fogeyspasm on October 17, 2011, 03:17:39 PM
Luckily ive not found that App yet on mine.