Archive for the 'SMS' Category

SMS 20 Year Anniversary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

One of the news items at the moment is that SMS has reached its 20 year anniversary. I happened to be working at Vodafone 20 years ago at the time when the UK TACS system was being replaced with GSM. I remember us developers being put in a room and asked to think about what […]

Noka Qt

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The Register has recently observed that… 
"In a presentation at the Over the Air developers meet, Nokia admitted things were not going well, with developers reporting that "developing for Nokia platforms sucks. So Qt is being presented as the solution"
In June, I had some reservations regarding Qt, in particular how […]

Experiment with 2 Way SMS

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Want to experiment with 2 Way SMS free-of-charge with a chance to win £1000?
Esendex have a SMS developer challenge. All successful applicants will be provided with a free Esendex virtual mobile number and business SMS account with credit to use up to 250 outbound SMS to support their entry.
"By default the virtual mobile number will […]

Beam it up Scotty

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Just came across this new site. It allows you to send content to your (or another person’s) phone.
Beam it Up Scotty is not only free but also (optionally) converts and compresses media to make it more suitable for your phone.
At first, I was sceptical and thought it was just someone harvesting phone numbers and email addresses. However, the […]


Friday, September 15th, 2006

I have recently updated my freeware SendSMS application. It’s a J2ME program that allows you to send SMS messages via Clickatell rather than via your network operator.
This has the advantage of much lower cost, the ability to send flash SMS messages (instantly displayed) and the possibility to change the ‘from’ attribute to be any number or […]

Selling Your Software

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

If you sell your mobile software direct to consumers, check out Sharewire who offer payment by premium SMS, interactive telephone voice response, credit card, Paypal and now, LUUP.
Sharewire describe LUUP as follows…
"We are please to announce the launch of an exciting new payment method for your customers which offers the same payouts as Credit cards […]

How Consumers Really Use Smartphones

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

There’s a very interesting report by Nokia on how consumers actually use their smartphones. The research is based on installing an application on 444 users’ phones that monitors all activity. Here are some results…

Most surprising for me was the amount of web browsing people are doing. Furthermore, 47% of this is outside the operator portal. […]

Mobile Marketing

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Helen Keegan has written a lengthy article on Mobile Marketing. It’s a great summary of ways you can implement mobile marketing.
Most applications I work on tend to be products that my clients have been selling stand-alone or part of a service. However, one or two have been marketing applications and I have found these have had a […]