27 June 2006

Doschranky.cz mentioned in magazine


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

Doschranky.cz

Doschranky.cz is a project we are doing together with Czech Post.
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.

Blogs to read #1

I am writing here a list of interresting blogs, which you might want to read from time to time.
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 :-)

http://mobilecrunch.com
http://theponderingprimate.blogspot.com
http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.com
http://www.mobili.st
http://www.wirelesswatch.jp
http://wblog.livejournal.com
http://www.m-trends.org
http://www.mobhappy.com

I hope you will enjoy them, if you know about some more, please let me know.

20 June 2006

New mail server

We finally have new mail server. Thanks to Czech company Cybersales , we are running latest mail technology based on Linux. Our mail server is powered by postfix, supports secure imap and pop3, spamassassin helps to get rid of spam and we use Fedora LDAP server for user accounts.
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

Ad-subsidized calls on mobile

Virgin mobile announced free mobile calls, if you watch or listen to the advertisement before the call. (virgin free calls)

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

SMS Farm

We had finally created a SMS application, which use standard GPRS USB Wireless modem using Java.



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.
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