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using SMS to send jar/jad OTA

Greg Schwartz
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Joined: May 11, 2003
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Does anyone know if SMS messaging is used by sites like Handango to send a link to jar/jad files for customers who purchase J2ME applications through their site?
I tried sending a standard text msg with a link to the jad file by sending an e-mail to phone#@CarrierName.com . This however would allow users to click a link from the text message.
If someone knows how to make a link appear in the users's msg that they can click to download the file, please let me know.
Greg
dan moore
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Joined: Nov 04, 2001
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hi Greg,
Depends on phone support. Nokia and Ericsson support special format messages, "WAP OTA Bookmarks", that the phone will ask the user if they want to save when it arrives - they can then store and/or follow link.
Some phones (as far as i know Nokia and Ericsson are good on this) recognise URLs in SMs and activate them as links for user to follow. Unfortunately, this is not true of all Java phones, and you may find a text with a URL in it has to be written down off the text by the user and then typed back into their browser.
As to a definitive list of which phones support what URL text formats, i'd like to hear...
hope that helps,
dan.


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J Monk
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
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I saw an application that will deliver games to phones presumably through some SMS mechanism. It is called GamesSMS but, in its pulldown menu, it shows every country except for the US. Dang!

Anyone know of any other such applications I might try?

Or, a solution regarding clicking on a link in an SMS for all phones?

Thanks!
Greg Schwartz
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GamesSMS actually looks pretty interesting for international SMS. Has anyone used this? Do you know if there is a list of countries or carriers that are supported by GamesSMS?
[ February 03, 2005: Message edited by: Greg Schwartz ]
J Monk
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If you download the Games SMS application, there is a pulldown menu that lists all the countries it supports. It looks like all the countries in the world. Except the United States, which is where I need it for

Know of any way of doing this in the States, anyone?
Ana Cristina Moya
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Joined: Feb 04, 2005
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Hi, I think that if you want the phone redirect to a URL in a SMS message you nead to send a WAP push message, I'm not working yet with that but I mus to, any idea.

Ana Cristina
William Frantz
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
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Originally posted by J Monk:
...Except the United States, which is where I need it for


Which device/carrier?

Almost every Sprint PCS phone with a web browser will automatically detect "http://" links in text messages and give users the option of following the links.

I always deliver my applications by sending a text message to the recipient with a link to the JAD file. That works fine on Sprint.

William Frantz
http://sprintdevelopers.com
[ February 04, 2005: Message edited by: William Frantz ]
J Monk
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I'm trying to get the link to work with a Motorola V600 on the Cingular network.

I've tried just including a link (with the format http://www.something.com) and it isn't recognized.

It seems like Motorola has a special sort of message: the browser message. When one of these is received, the option to "Go To" is given for one of the soft buttons and selecting it will bring the phone to the stuff I need to download.

I don't know how to send a "browser message" though - does anyone have any ideas?
 
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