New Tiggit Controller Release

September 10, 2012

It has been a while since I posted here. There have been many developments in all sorts of ways.

One of the things I have created is an SSDP Library for BlackBerry. This allows the BlackBerry to automatically discover network devices, such as Sonos Zones, on the Wifi network,so the user no longer needs to type in (and get wrong) the IP address of a Zone Player to get started. It also means that Tiggit Controller will continue to work if IP addresses change.

I have also been working on a whole list of new features for Tiggit Controller, along with a complete overhaul of the user interface. There is still quite a lot to do for that project, as it includes things like Sirius and Napster support, and it is not yet ready for release.

Yesterday I decided that I would back-port the SSDP Discovery code to the current ‘latest’ version so that users can benefit from the much easier set up.

Version 1.1.5 is now released and is available by pointing your BlackBerry browser to

The UI is still not so pretty, and the discovery bit looks a little clunky, but I felt better to get it out there than worry about final UI polish for now. 

There is one other new feature: you can now use the volume buttons on the side of the BlackBerry to control the volume on the currently active zone. There remains a number of issues around volume control when zones are linked, but that has been fixed in version 1.2.

Hopefully I will be posting on this topic more again soon.

Support Forum Suspended

September 5, 2011

Following an uncontrollable amount of SPAM, I have suspended the support forum for the time being.

Nice reference in belgium

May 18, 2011

My thanks for Cedric for his excellent coverage

Storm Crash Fixed

November 21, 2010

Since the Storm was released there have been problems using Tiggit Mail on the Storm and the Storm 2. In short under certain configurations, the Storm (2) will crash unexpectedly, possibly several times a day.

Storm users may recall that earlier versions of the RIM OS had problems that caused the Storm to crash, but the OS is now much more stable. Regardless of this, tiggit mail (until now) causes the Storm to crash when it is used.

I have just posted a new version of tiggit mail that appears to fix the Storm crash problem. Existing users can download simply by selecting Update from the settings menu, or buy using their BlackBerry browser to go here

BlackBerry Torch

September 12, 2010

I have had a number of questions about both Tiggit Mail and Tiggit Controller running on the new BlackBerry 9800 “Torch”.

As far as I can tell, running the code on the simulator, there is no reason that Tiggit Mail should not run on the Torch, but of course all the usual constraints around carriers and corporate installations will apply.

I have a Torch on order, so when Vodafone makes them available in the UK, I will be able to provide some more definite information.

tiggit fails to exit

August 26, 2010

When there are outstanding session requests in the session queue, and the user attempts to exit tiggit mail, the exit command will fail. Under certain circumstances, this may mean that it is not possible to exit tiggit mail.

This problem is fixed in a patch to 1.1.20 that I have just posted.

There is an additional change that improves the image loader for html messages.

Users should just select update to download this new version.

1.1.20 already

July 26, 2010

Version 1.1.19 was fully released a little while ago. Unfortunately there is a problem using tiggit mail without an SD-Card,  that causes messages larger than the pre-load size to be corrupted. And so, version 1.1.20, preview 1 is now available for download.

This version fixes the problem above, and adds support for character sets that are not natively supported on the BlackBerry device. This release adds

  • windows-1250 & iso-8859-2  – Central Europe
    windows-1251  & iso-8859-5 – Cyrillic
    windows-1253  & iso-8859-7 – Greek
    windows-1254  & iso-8859-9  – Turkish
    windows-1255  & iso-8859-8  – Hebrew
    windows-1256  & iso-8859-6  – Arabic
    windows-1258  – Vietnamese
    iso-8859-15 – European

(BlackBerrys only support four character sets natively as the character set conversion is handled in the BlackBerry infrastructure. As emails can be sent in a wide variety of character sets, tiggit mail needs to know how to handle these character sets.)

This release can be downloaded in the normal manner from, the usual caution should be taken when using beta software.