Revolutionary remote app for your Samsung TV; Tifi Remote

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  1. funnel20 macrumors member

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    Since yesterday my new iPhone App "Tifi Remote" is available for free in the App Store:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/tifi-remote/id441912305?mt=8

    Tifi Remote is a TV remote via Wifi for Samsung TV's.
    "Yes," I can hear you think, "isn't there already an official App from Samsung?"

    True, but Tifi Remote has a combination of unique features, which are not present in the Samsung app (or any remote app):
    - A new way of channel navigation; just press the icon of the channel you want to watch, and Tifi Remote makes sure that your TV goes to the correct channel (e.g. Discovery Channel is linked to channel 28). These icons are of course completely customizable.
    - And you just swipe over the channel icons to change the volume, or (old-fashioned style) the channel.
    - Smart Source takes you instantly to your connected devices, like your PS3 on HDMI-2.
    - Tifi Remote supports besides the C and D Series also the very popular B-Series from model year 2009 that are equipped with Internet@TV*.

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    * B-Series only works in combination with the free SamyGo Remote LAN Application (available at http://samygo.tv/).
     
  2. funnel20, Oct 28, 2011
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    update available (1.1.0)

    Since today version 1.1.0 is available in the App Store.
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/tifi-remote/id441912305?mt=8

    Improvements
    - Added the full German localization
    - Corrected several typos in the English localization

    Note; users mentioned that the official Samsung app doesn't work anymore with iOS 5, while Tifi Remote is fully compatible. :)
     
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    update released to Apple (1.3.1)

    Version 1.3.1 has been uploaded to Apple, with the following changes:

    - Added support for the "3D", "Social" and "E-Manual" buttons for C and D-Series.
    - The amount of Smart Channels is increased from 30 to 90. Use a 2-finger swipe to navigate through the multiple pages:
    - Fixed bug where it was possible to select multiple Smart Channel buttons simultaneously, which might crash the app.
    - Improved annoying behavior in Smart Channel Button configuration, where the Logo search results where hidden by the keyboard.
    - Added indications of the default time-outs values in Settings Menu.
    - Added TV Series behind Remote number in Settings Menu.
    - Added values 600 and 700 ms for Time between commands for Channel Digits setting.
    - Added Remote Layout for BN59-00849A remote, and added new command "space" for that.
    - Improved the English localization.

    It is expected the update becomes available in the next few days.
     
  4. funnel20 thread starter macrumors member

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    version 1.5.1 available

    Since yesterday version 1.5.1 is available in the App Store:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/mytifi-remote/id441912305?mt=8

    The changes:
    • Auto Zap is fully implemented. You find this on the Smart screen, by swiping with 2 fingers to the first page.
    • Different users reported issues with searching a logo for their Smart Channel buttons. It appears that the Google Search API will return a limited amount of image results when used anonymously. We added an option to the settings, to include your IP Address in the Google Search task. By eliminating the anonymity, more results should be shown.
      To respect your privacy, this option is disabled by default.

      Also the app won't crash anymore if no search results are returned.
    • The German localization has been drastically improved by Denis Helfrich.
    • The source code is made fully compatible with iOS 5.
    • We improved the handling of multi-touch gestures on the Smart screen.
    • Fixed bug where sometimes during the reset to default settings the app crashed.
    • Fixed bug where after a fresh start of the app, only the first digit of a Smart Channel button was send to the TV.
    • Improved Facebook integration.

    We are still working on improving the network stability. This should fix the following issues:
    1. No connection to your TV can be made, in case multiple smart devices are connected to your home network.
    2. After resuming from the background, the connection with the TV is lost.
      This has been solved for version 1.6.1, that will be submitted to Apple in the next days.
     
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    update released to Apple (1.6.1)

    Version 1.6.1 has been uploaded to Apple.

    All known network and connection issues have been solved.
    Additionally, the search time that is required to detect and connect to a device is significantly reduced.

    • myTifi Remote only received the first response that was send by all network devices. If this wasn't from a Samsung device (e.g. Philips TV or media player), it couldn't connect.
      In version 1.6.1 ALL responses from multiple devices are analyzed. Non Samsung devices are ignored.
      To give you the fastest user experience, myTifi Remote connects to the first responding Samsung device.
      In case you have multiple Samsung devices connected to your network, this might not the desired device.
      You can click on 'More devices' to see a list of all discovered Samsung devices, and easily select the one that you want to connect to.
    • When resuming from the background or lock screen, the connection to the TV was often lost.
      This is solved by introducing an auto-reconnect feature, that only takes 0.3 seconds* to reconnect to your TV when resuming.
      When you have multiple Samsung devices, the reconnect is done with the last TV that did connect successfully.
    • Minor corrections are made to the German localization.

    It is expected the update becomes available in the next few days.

    * on iPhone 4 with iOS 5, depending on your local network.
     
  6. jamewhite86 macrumors newbie

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    Revolutionary remote app for your Samsung TV;

    A new way of channel navigation; just press the icon of the channel you want to watch, and Tifi Remote makes sure that your TV goes to the correct channel (e.g. Discovery Channel is linked to channel 28). These icons are of course completely customizable.Thanks for sharing the information
     
  7. funnel20 thread starter macrumors member

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    update released to Apple (1.7.2)

    We are happy to announce that version 1.7.2 has been submitted to Apple:
    • Added a check to detect if Wifi is enabled. This runs at startup, when resuming from the background or unlocking the Lock Screen.
    • During Auto Zap it is prevented that the Lock Screen becomes active. Therefor Auto Zap will not be terminated anymore.
    • Added Danish localization (many thanks to Anders T Hansen).
    • Add remote layout BN59-1014A.
    • For iOS 4: Improved reconnecting to TV when resuming from the Lock Screen.
    • Multiple improvements to increase the stability and performance.
    • Bugfix: the titles of Smart Channel buttons 31 till 90 were not correctly shown in case no logo was selected.
    • Bugfix: myTifi Remote could terminate unexpectedly when pressing the Done button on the keyboard of the Internet screen when sending empty text.
    It is expected the update becomes available around next weekend.
     
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    update released to Apple (1.8.2)

    Version 1.7.2 is now available in the App Store:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/mytifi-remote/id441912305?mt=8

    Meanwhile we have submitted version 1.8.2 to Apple.
    This will optimize the App by the following changes:

    • The source code is made fully compatible with iOS 5.1.
    • Improved fault handling of the In-App Purchase when not connected to the App Store.
    • To prevent confusion, the Info button is removed from the Internet screen for C and D-Series, since the Help is only for B-Series.
    • Multiple improvements to increase the stability and performance.
    • Bugfix: when entering an IP Address manually on the Info screen, the app could freeze or even quit unexpectedly.
     
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    update released to Apple (2.0.2)

    We are happy to announce that version 2.0.2 has been submitted to Apple:

    • Full iPad support to benefit from the large screen.
      For iPad the Smart Channel page will by default load with 60 Smart Channels per page (2 pages), in the settings it's possible to select 1 page of 120 buttons.
    • The new Samsung ES Series TV's from 2012 are now supported.
    Improvements
    • myTifi Remote now starts with the screen that was last used when closing it.
    • When pressing the "Smart" tab bar button for the first time, it could take a few seconds until the screen became visible. The screen is now pre-loaded, so the button will give direct response.
    • The amount of Smart Channels is increased from 90 to 120.
    • Improved Page navigation on the Smart screen (by adding arrow buttons), so the device can be operated by one hand (instead of two finger swipe gesture).
    • New Smart Preset "Enter PIN", to automatically send and confirm a pre-defined PIN Code to the TV.
    • The code for automatic detection of the IP Address is improved, therefor the option to manually enter an IP Address on the Info screen is removed.
    Bugfixes
    • When Auto-Zap is enabled, scrolling to another page, will let it scroll back halfway at every channel change, eventually terminating the app unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue, where*myTifi Remote didn't always detect when the TV was*turned off.
    • When Wifi is turned off, the button to the Wifi Settings is removed, since the functionality to show the iOS settings is deprecated by Apple in iOS 5.1.

    It is expected the update becomes available around next weekend.
     
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    version 2.1.2 available

    Version 2.1.2 is available in the App Store:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/mytifi-r...441912305?mt=8

    It has the following changes:
    • You can now enter an IP Address in the Settings menu, to skip the automatic discovery, or if your network doesn't support UPnP (and the TV could not be detected).
    • Settings are added to skip the "TV found" and "Turn TV off" confirmations.
    • The localizations are updated with information about the new Samsung ES Series.
    • Improvement: A Help Button is added to the Upgrade screen, to provide information how to re-purchase the upgrade or install it on multiple iDevices for free.
    • Improvement: During the connection setup with the TV, the activity indicator was not shown in all situations.
    • Bugfix: The stability of the Manual is improved, when closing the view while it was still loading the app could freeze or even quit unexpectedly.
    • Bugfix: If the connection to a B Series TV was lost, reconnecting would never stop, until the app was terminated.


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    We are happy to announce that version 2.2.2 has been submitted to Apple.
    A lot of users requested landscape orientation for iPad, which is the main driver for this update.

    The complete change log:
    • Support for all iPad screen orientations to be able to use the iPad in landscape orientation.
    • When a logo is selected for a Smart Channel, the grey button background is not shown anymore.
    • The Smart Source button on the iPad Smart screen is relocated to the navigation bar, resulting in more space between the buttons on the 120 button layout.
    • The command that is send on the Smart screen was shown in an overlay on top of the Smart Channel buttons. To improve the readability this is now relocated; for iPad to the navigation bar and for iPhone/iPod to the open spot left to the Smart Source button.
    • When clearing the text input on the Internet screen (with the X in the text field), the RED button command is send automatically to the TV to clear the text field on the TV. This only works if the text field on the TV has focus (and not for Samsung B-Series).
    • Fixed issue where during Demo Mode still a connection error was shown when sending text on the Internet screen.
     
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    update released to Apple (2.3.3)

    We are happy to announce that version 2.3.3 has been submitted to Apple:

    • Added an option to the Settings menu to postpone the device being locked (default at 15 minutes).*
    • Added*an option to the Settings menu to dim the screen*after inactivity to save the battery (default at 1 minute).
    • Added a button to the Smart Source selection to bring the default Source selection on the TV. When pressing it, a popup is shown to easily navigate through the onscreen source list.*
    • Support for the dash command in the Smart Channel configuration.
    • Added Remote Layout*BN59-01055A (C-Series).
    • Added Remote Layout AA59-00580A (E-Series).
    • Added Remote Layout AA59-00638A (E-Series).
    • Added the Fast Forward and Back buttons to the Internet screen, since they can be used for*vertical scrolling in the web browser.
    • Fixed issue where a channel validation error might be shown when pressing Cancel in the Smart Channel configuration.
    • Fixed several small issues.
    It is expected the update becomes available around next weekend.
     
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    version 2.5.3 available

    We are happy to announce that version 2.5.3 is available in the App Store:
    • Added French localization.
    • Corrected GUIDE button in iPhone Remote Layouts AA59-00560A and AA59-00581A.
    • Improved German and Danish localization.
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/mytifi-remote/id441912305?mt=8
     
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    update released to Apple (2.7.4)

    We are happy to announce that version 2.7.4 has been submitted to Apple:
    • The amount of Smart Channels is increased from 120 to 240.
    • Added Remote Layout AA59-00543A (D-Series).
    • Added Remote Layout AA59-00639A (E-Series).
    • myTifi Remote now detects if your device is denied by the TV. A message is shown how to allow control in the TV menu.
    • Fixed bug where optional command for channel change (INFO or ENTER) was also send after long volume swipe on Smart screen.
    • Added button to Help on Standard screen to directly select the remote layout.
    • Several other improvements.
    It is expected the update becomes available around next weekend.
     
  16. vik.vasu macrumors newbie

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    Just bought SamsungLED 7150...Need help using Smart Tab Channels. Not sure how to setup channels. Have Comcast & dish network at home. .... Can I go to cable channels directly thru smart tab.... Please help...!!!
     

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