October 8th, 2012

Download the New Guido App

Some 20% of Guido’s readers now come view the blog via mobile phones and tablets. To be honest the light-for-mobile format of the blog isn’t very good. This new app aims to deal with some of those issues and give a richer experience – with interactivity. The blog feed on the app is light-format, you can click through to the desktop version with all the comments. Twitter is integrated into the app, as is a tip-off via email function if you have any gossip for us. If you are using the app on a phone you can now call and speak with us just by double clicking. If there is big story we will send users a push notification alert of the breaking news straight to your phone…

It works on on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry as well as iPad and Android tablets. How much for all this functionality? The first 5000 downloads of the app will be free. In a few weeks the app will be available via the Apple and Android app stores. You can download it here now…


  1. 1
    peasant says:

    Seen together on the same page, the brothers, Grant Chaps and Harry Cole!


    • 15
      Anne Droid says:

      You must be fucking joking if you think peeps will pay for the app.

      To be honnest website apps are mostly a waste of space anyway providing a watered down version. Far better to ignore the mobile page and app and just select desktop version anyway. Don’t know about ripoff apple but Android is perfectly capable of showing the full desktop page.


      • 42
        Denis McShane's Shed says:

        Installed here on my Android phone but won’t run – I just get the pic of Guido and no options. Have uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of times. If I try settings it crashes. Any suggestions, preferably those that are legal/physically possible?


      • 77
        Animal says:

        If someone values the app enough to pay for it then that’s their issue. It does sound a little bit like a toe in the water exercise though; see how many pay for the app and if it’s enough to make it viable, start putting the breaking stories on the app first to encourage more downloads, thus moving steadily towards a paywall type news feed in conjunction with the weekly email and Sunday paper contribution.


    • 39
      Al Literation says:

      Sign up now for Apps with Shapps, chaps.


  2. 2
    Welsh Gngman Style Artist says:

    Was I the first to download?


  3. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    What about Nokia, do you do Ovi-store!


  4. 5
    Michael Green says:

    Another winner! I can’t recommend it enough!


  5. 6
    Nota Bene says:

    What’s the backing music?


  6. 7
    RIM says:

    It isn’t available on my Blackberry


  7. 11
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Fucking amazing……What’s an app?


  8. 12
    Jim says:

    Got it – thank you! Only downside for me is that it’s the first site I look at when I get to work, and now it’ll be the first one I check when I wake up!


    • 40
      The Get a Life Club says:

      You really ought to get out more. Send a postcode and we’ll reply with the address of your nearest branch.


      • 52
        Jim says:

        SW1A 0AA – thank you!


        • 61
          The Get a Life Club says:

          You are very lucky as there is a branch next door to you at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0PW.

          Please be careful when entering the main area of the club as the members are above average age and some of them are delicate and might die if woken quickly.


  9. 13
    John Johnson says:

    No post from your no.1 admirer, 8i££y, he’s slipping


  10. 16
    Frustrated as Mad-Nads says:

    It doesn’t come from the Android Market (google play) so my phone has blocked the installation :(


  11. 17
    I says:

    BBC: “Welsh assembly member Keith Davies is improving slowly after spending a 12th night in hospital, the Labour Party has said.”

    Bless him; must have been overdoing something.


  12. 21
    Anonymous says:

    “The blog feed on the app is light-format, you can click through to the desktop version with all the comments.”

    All the comments, Greedo?

    I thought you liked to tell us that people only come here for you (and your monkey).


  13. 22
    Big Brother. says:

    So what are you going to do with with the info this app collects, such as location, phone calls, phone state etc?

    And if someone blows a whistle would you pass this info over to the state or other authorities?


  14. 23
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:



  15. 26
    Owen Jones says:

    that sound track is rather menacing – Is this the a hint at the upcoming TV show theme tune?


    • 32
      Hugo Chavez says:

      Thanks for your support Owen. I couldn’t have won without you.

      Now I must go and send another load of petrol to Syria or Assad won’t be able to murder women and children if his tanks and planes don’t have enough fuel.

      I won’t forget the Labour party when it comes to funding your next election.


  16. 27
    this tory conference thingie says:

    Just asking, but how do we tell when they get to the exciting bit?


    • 29
      jgm2 says:

      Some guys off-camera will hold up big placards with ‘Applause’ on them.


    • 34
      Loungelizard says:

      When Ed Miliband comes out and demands a judge led inquiry into the insults made by the Tory party during the conference.


  17. 33
    Silent Majority says:



  18. 37
    I'll have some of that says:

    Dark blue lettering on black background is virtually unreadable. Sort it.


  19. 43
    Hopey changey says:

    It goes to the same mobile site when I want to access comments.


  20. 46
    jgm2 says:

    Is Grant Schapps really a ‘get-rich-quick’ scammer?


  21. 47
    Jojo says:

    The Telegraph reports “Nine in ten Scots ‘living off state’s patronage’
    Almost nine out of 10 Scottish households take more from the public purse than they contribute in taxes thanks to a “rotten system” of state patronage, the Tory party conference will hear on Monday.”

    hmmm…………….. I guess William Wallace would have been claiming for a bad back i modern Scotland


    • 50
      Mojo says:

      “”Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services.””

      Of those 283,080 households, I guess the majority of those are on the Public Sector payroll


      • 55
        jgm2 says:

        I wonder what the same figure would be in England. It might not be too much more.

        The state has become so big that even folk on average salaries are net beneficiaries. What’s the figures – the top 1% pay 25% of all income tax and the top 10% pay 50% – is it?

        That suggests that if the budget were balanced (which it ain’t) then the other 90% are net beneficiaries.


        • 69
          the savant says:

          The lowest three quintile i e 60 percent receive more than they give .

          Some of these give of course nothing at ll as its all take take take in benefits .

          The top two quintiles i e richest 40 percent give 100 percent of the tax take .

          Nuff said


    • 51
      jgm2 says:

      I know of one less 50% tax-payer in Fucking Scotland that they’ll soon have to manage without.

      I wonder if Alex Salmond has been flushed out to comment?


      • 57
        Loungelizard says:

        The Fat Controller seems to be keeping his head down at the moment. His political tide is turning and he don’t like it uppim!


        • 59
          Dudley Zoo says:

          this goes beyond socialism

          There are so few net tax payers and the cavemen like Balls want to tax them even more


          • Universal Hiss says:

            I think the conservative one north of the border is being less than smart with this.

            Tick if it applies to you or your family;

            Use the NHS



            Claim Child Benefit

            Have an ISA




            Any Local authority services

            Work(?) as an MP

            Work for the Armed Services

            Work as a civil servant

            & the hundreds of others.

            You really have to do better than that.


  22. 53
    K.VAZOLINE says:



  23. 54
    The Tit in No 10 says:

    People will come to love me, and see me as a Saviour.

    I will restore what has been lost.

    And give a really super party – with sausage rolls, and pizza, and chicken bits.

    This will confirm my credentials as a Man Of The Sheeple.

    Finally! It’s only the Wind Farms and my brilliant support of them that has got us through this drought! You do believe me don’t you?


  24. 58
    Silent fart says:


  25. 62
    Hannah Green says:

    Tried to install. It forced my Android to crash twice. Love the idea of having Guido as an App though but think I will now wait until the version through the Android store (post all the bugs have been worked out) before trying to install again.


  26. 65
    Ampers says:

    Doesn’t download on my Galaxy S3.


    • 76
      Animal says:

      Sounds a bit odd, it runs fine on my S2 and it’s running Android 4.x. Check your settings as I mentioned previously and see if that helps.


  27. 71
    the savant says:

    Doesn’t dowload on my 1902 Ebonite Marconi Ear Trumpet ….why not ??

    ( In keeping with the glorious custom of that era I have given my majordomo and all servants down to the scullery maid explicit instruction to pick up the ear trumpet every time they pass it because as you know the first telephones never actually carried a ringing bell and therefore the only way to see if a caller was on line would be to pick up and shout ” Is anybody there? ” — in case there was . My gpodfriend and Bridge partner the Minister for Horsedrawn Mail Coach tells me that in a few years time the Govt. will be building centres called Telephone Exchanges staffed by people called Operators and we will be able to receive trunk calls which will be activated by a bycycle type ring bell when we need to answer — isn’t progress divine !!)


  28. 74
    Aunty Matter says:

    Installed then uninstalled. Where are the comments? The mobile site might be crap but it’s better.


  29. 78
    Jimmy says:

    I’ll wait for the price to come down.


  30. 79
    Paranoid Android says:

    App installed on Android – and then 10 minutes later, my first ever bit of message spam (About PPI claims).
    Coincidence, or something more sinister?..


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