19 December 2006
Other news is, we released wap.lide.cz for Czech Vodafone Live! portal. While developing PML for Vodafone, we discovered several bugs in their PML implementation + their PML emulator ;-). But finally, it worked out. Thanks for help everybody.
10 December 2006
06 December 2006
08 October 2006
I think, that to place this kind of shop at the Airport makes sense, but I doubt that people are using it. We was thinking of creating this kind of shop in Prague using a PC and a lot of different cables for all phones, but I don think this kind of shop can pay for itself. I believe that future is online downloads rather than syncing with a computer.
30 September 2006
Topic of my presentation was Tips for coding a mobile dating site and my presentation was mostly about what all different thinks you have to have in mind when creating mobile site [download pdf]. In the beginning of my presentation I was speaking a little bit about mobile business and difference between mobile users and web users behavior. I will try to write a longer post about this later.
The event was a great experience for me and I had a chance to speak with major European dating sites owners. Its really surprising they don't have clear mobile strategy for their sites. It looks like mobile waters are not quite new to them, but they really don't know how to handle it. Their proven business model where man pay using a credit card for a month subscription is not very good for mobiles, but it looks like they are not willing to change it.
18 September 2006
08 September 2006
They arranged party for their partners too. It was an adrenaline day full of different attractions with big raut at the evening. We all had lot of fun and chance to speak with the O2 management and our concurrence in an informal way. Thanks a lot O2.
02 August 2006
He was sitting on top of it, smoking Havana cigar and of course, showing Wirenode flag :-). When he described us the climbing, its really not so easy, but to deliver our flag on Mont Blanc was a big challenge for him.
Good that he is back in Prague now.
01 August 2006
User-agent: Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
I think that Google just use it because its quite popular phone. Good is, that we will serve it rich xhtml mobile version of pages. Google will not see our WAP version.
29 July 2006
It looks like, people are really using it and the service is starting to be popular.
24 July 2006
|I have just watched this video about why if people have more choices, they are not happier than with less choices and I have to agree with Mr. Schwartz.|
The same happens when users have to choice from various mobile phone plans. In our country, we have only 3 different operators, each having from 6 to 12 different plans.
It’s almost impossible to figure out, which plan and which operator to choice. I believe, they are created the way, that it’s not possible to compare them. Its better to select one plan which looks good and simply not think about possibility that with some other plan you can save some money.
07 July 2006
The system is fully automatic, but now it looks like we will have to check all texts by hand. Antivirus software and some free emails adds various text at the end of each email.
I am trying to figure out, how to discover text not added by user, but manual check will be the best fix at least for now.
27 June 2006
Doschranky.cz was mentioned in the Czech magazine Mlada Fronta dnes. The article is quite good, but miss some important points like that the service will work with all mobile operators in the Czech Republic etc...
I hope we will soon have more articles like this.
26 June 2006
It's a system for creating standard postcards from simple MMS message.
Users can make photos using their MMS enabled phone and send us the picture together with name, address and message they want to deliver. We will print the image and deliver it to specified address to any place around the world. If users doesn't have MMS handset, they can send us the picture with email or they can upload the picture to our site. All payments are made using Premium SMS.
This project is based on a fact, that Czech Post have some free capacity on their printing equipment. I think they will print the postcards during the night :-) and customer will get them the next day.
This service is independent on operators and works from abroad too, so users can send nice pictures from see or their mountains holidays.
Pity is, that only people with Czech SIM card can use the doschranky service. WE are working on the solution, that foreigners will be able to use it too.
All those blogs are mobile related, so I am trying to read them sometimes, because there is a lot of new ideas inside them, which we might do in Wirenode one day :-)
I hope you will enjoy them, if you know about some more, please let me know.
20 June 2006
Now I can finally have a good sleep at night :-). If the new mail server will work at least as long as the old one, it would be great.
05 June 2006
It looks like interesting concept and I am sure, that a lot of young people will like to use it. For mobile operators, it can be big a thread too, they are not used to sell advertisement space to third parties, plus revenues from such a channel is harder to predict than from calls. (We know, that people will call to each other in the future too)
But it definitely looks like good weapon againts Skype and free wi-fi calls.
In the Czech republic, one operator offered free SMS from internet, but 80 character long advertisement was included in the message. This service was not very popular, so I am looking forward to see, if free calls with advertisements will be something what customers wants and will accept.
01 June 2006
We are ready now to send and receive standard SMS messages and do some mobile marketing and promotions independentrly on SMS agregators.
The modem cost about $250, which is not very cheap, but it only needs USB connection to work. Its hard to find mobile phone, which can be charged using USB only.
The Java library we use for our project is java smslib. (We have tried others too, but this one works ok.)
As soon as smslib will start to support WAP Push, we will do some mobile content promotions too.
29 May 2006
MEM is a two days conference about mobile content. More than 1000 people came to Islington Business design center in London. ItÂs a very nice number, because entrance ticket cost about 499 pounds, which is not cheap.
What interesting one could see there? There were several very nice booths with mobile games from various genres. Mobile gambling was big topic this year too, gambling has now doors open in mobile entertainment and I believe, we will soon see mobile casinos in the Czech Republic too. You can play not only poor slot machines, but rich roulette or poker and pay it using your credit card directly from your mobile phone. Global SMS aggregators or mobile community portals with photo blogs had nice booths too.
If you are not sure, where to go next year, I would suggest going to 3GSM. ItÂs much bigger, with more attractions and new information. MEM is moving to Monte Carlo next year, so if you want to make a nice trip, you will be mostly welcome there.
08 April 2006
24 January 2006
I just got my Treo 650 back nad I have to reinstall all my applications. This is the list of my favourite freeware apps for Treo 650
Radio control - can turn radio off in the night and save the battery
ssh for Palm
Ledd off - will turn off the green light
Key shades - turn off light in the keyboard and save battery
If are using any other good app, please let me know.