Hi, I want to tell you about a great app I am sure you are going to love. It is called Tine Tag (pronounced “tiny”). This app along with the tags provided allow the user to simply scan a tag using their phone, attach an audio or video message to is and upload it. Then when someone comes along and sans the tag, they can play back the message that you recorded and well that is it.
There are so many possible uses for this app, and it is going to be nearly impossible for me to list all the ones I could possibly think of here, but let’s start with Christmas. Instead of sending out another boring card this next year, why not send one and include a Tine tag. That way when they open the card, not only will they have the card, but a personal message for you just for them, or scan the tag and share the same message with everyone.
You could send the grandchildren a book, and include an audio recording of you reading the book to them. You could send your wife or husband, or boyfriend or girlfriend a special note to work, school, or where ever they are during the day to let them know you are thinking of them. Instead of sending a bulky envelope full of pictures or documents to someone, simply scan the images and attach them to a Tine Tag. If you own a business, you could use the Tine Tag to provide guests with a little extra special information to help them while they are there.
The possibilities are endless. There are a few small limitations at the moment and that being video size is set at 90 seconds, and voice recording is set at 15 minutes. The file I recorded was over 2.5 minutes and had to be shrunk down a great deal but I did manage to make it work. I did speak to the authors of the app personally and they told me that there is going to be a pro version out soon that will extend the recording time greatly. once it is out, I will do my best to review it as well, and let you know what I think. But, for now, all you need to do is provide your imagination, and setting up and sending a message is easy.
Start with downloading the app. It is available for both android and IOS. Then once you have it installed, open the app and go to the button that says “more” in the lower right hand of the screen. Then on the top of the list, click order more tags.
Once they arrive, you peal one off, stick it to whatever you want the tag to be on, scan it, and either record or upload your message.
You can choose to do video, audio, or a picture. They can be pre-recorded, or you can record them when you scan, or save the tag and add the content later. It is up to you. Oh, and once you have a tag scanned and other people are looking at your tag, you can see where that tag has been scanned at and who knows, it might just go viral.
Now, it you want to see the app in action, and you have downloaded the app to your device, it is time to scan your first tag and see what I have recorded for you. (My video is well past the 90 second rule, and was done using a separate cam. I shrunk the video size a great deal and it finally fit. It is not bad, but has a small bit of background noise.)
I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after that, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.