Hi Tom - agreed. I have been doing quite a bit of this and essentially
there is little (if any) support for 'auto device determination' -
meaning that MMS message with the contents embedded are passive in the
sense that the recipient just plays whatever it gets and hopefully what
it gets is configured for that device. So - one way to approach this:
a) Send MMS with lowest common denominator contents
b) Include a WAP push to get 'enhanced contents'
However - some issues here - in some carrier regions, the user-agent
data is restricted cross-carrier, so you might not get any meaningful
data to your server to provide correct or optimised experience if you
are outside "their gateway".
As for testing, I'm basically relying on local partners to provide
feedback (or gateway) for the contents distribution. In fact, in some
regions you cannot legally provide certain contents without being an
official service provider, so you might need those relationships to
William Volk wrote:
>The 'safest' thing would be to WAP push (via SMS) a WAP/WEB page with the
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>>From: Tom Motoyoshi Kalland <tmk_at_infeline.org>
>>Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 16:41:18 +0900
>>Subject: (keitai-l) MMS messaging
>>I'm not sure if this is the right mailing list for this, as it's not
>>strictly about Japanese phones, but here goes...
>>We currently do e-card mailings to Japanese cellphones. This is all
>>very straight forward as it's all just e-mails with links to a web
>>However, Europe doesn't seem to be so straight forward. I assume the
>>best way would be to do this using MMS (please correct me if I'm
>>wrong or if there are better alternaties).
>>- How does this work exactly? Can we email to a gateway that will
>>handle the rest? What kind of services are available for this?
>>- The MMS support seem to vary a lot from one phone to another. Is
>>there anyone providing testing services to test on a wide variety of
>>Thanks a lot in advance for any info/tips.
>>This mail was sent to address bvolk_at_bonusmobile.com
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