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  1. great site name - could have some serious revenue...

    great site name - could have some serious revenue potential on both the Mobi development and on the Ad revenue :)

    Good luck - I am sure this one will not stick around for long...
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    thanks for the reply. Tim, I cant use LBS as...

    thanks for the reply.

    Tim, I cant use LBS as on the cellular network this has been blocked for the average user (unless of course you are willing to pay big bux and then you can get access into...
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    great post! any idea if there is something...

    great post!

    any idea if there is something like this for the Blackberry ?
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    WOOPS !!!! - well picked up.... hmm....now...

    WOOPS !!!! - well picked up....

    hmm....now there's a business just waiting to happen and tell me you wouldn't pay money to see Horeracing !!! :)

    will go and fix original post <gulp!>
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    thanks all for the rep and comments !

    thanks all for the rep and comments !
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    My client's dotMobi Ad !

    just a quick share - my client has had an entire ad filmed for his dotMobi site...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEZu6UYehb0

    The ad will be broadcast on the Horse-racing TV channel in SA, on...
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    GPS via dotMobi ?

    Hi,
    Is it possible to interact with the mobile phone's GPS via the dotMobi site ?

    ie. can I run a procedure that gives me the phone's curent location ?
  8. nice idea ! concerned about the time-lag....

    nice idea !
    concerned about the time-lag....
  9. Screen size - DeviceAtlas and Classic ASP ?

    Hi there,
    Does anyone know if Deviceatlas can be run with classic ASP ?
    I know if can with .Net but I have some servers who will not allow any DLL to be register and are still using classic ASP.
    ...
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    Cant comment on the rest of the world - but in...

    Cant comment on the rest of the world - but in South Africa the concept of the Mobile Website is still so new that people are having a hard time getting their heads around the concept. "but I already...
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    Because of the compatibility issue, what you can...

    Because of the compatibility issue, what you can do is use an email-to-sms service that many providers offer where you can put in the body of the email the text you would like to SMS. Each provider...
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    these looks great - thaks !

    these looks great - thaks !
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    Airlines embrace mobile platforms

    a little article showing how big arilines are taking Mobile seriously:

    http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2009/0907021038.asp?O=FPTOP&S=Mobile%20and%20Wireless%20Technology&A=MAW
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    Thanks for the feedback and your perspective. I...

    Thanks for the feedback and your perspective.
    I include a line in my terms and condition that we retain ownership of the code as we reuse our code for multiple sites.

    We have a "divorce" clause...
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    Source code - who owns it ?

    Hi all,
    here is a question that I am sure all developers would have come across : when a client commissions you to build a Mobi site, who owns the actual source code - you or the client ?

    On the...
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    thank Maquire for letting me know ! They used...

    thank Maquire for letting me know !

    They used to link to the Dev server.

    I have updated my original post with fresh links and there are more in my signature.
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    thanks - they have been around since 2000 and...

    thanks -
    they have been around since 2000 and they "cover horse racing from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Dubai and the UK as well as all major South African and International sporting...
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    InterbetSA.mobi

    Hi all,
    another project completed - InterbetSA.mobi

    Interbet is a South African on line betting service that allows Punters and Bookies to place bets on various events such as horse-racing,...
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    they say that one day we will even be able to...

    they say that one day we will even be able to make AND receive calls on mobile phone too....but that is just too hard to get my head around.
    I mean cell phone signal everywhere ? especially when...
  20. WTF ?!?!!!! living in South Africa I thought I...

    WTF ?!?!!!!
    living in South Africa I thought I have seen some crazy sh!t - but this is insane !!
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    Hi and welcome to the group. btw, is that...

    Hi and welcome to the group.

    btw, is that East London UK or East Londong South Africa ? (or any other country)
  22. slightly late for Easter as we are in the middle...

    slightly late for Easter as we are in the middle of June - but a good mobi site...
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    Agree totally... they are aware that they will...

    Agree totally...
    they are aware that they will need to do some serious educating.

    When they did a survey of their customers, more people could relate to the Alliance Group and therefore .ag...
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    New South African Mobi - Alliance.ag

    our latest creation has rolled out of the production line:
    http://Alliance.ag

    Before you ask - they went for a .ag (which is typically Argentina) as it stands from Alliance Group (their group of...
  25. Thread: iframe ?

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    thanks all for the reply. I see that on some...

    thanks all for the reply.

    I see that on some phones it does work but most it doesnt. so its pretty much a hit and miss situation.

    I guess i better find another way to do this....
  26. Thread: iframe ?

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    iframe ?

    Hi all,
    can anyone tell me if iframe is safe to use across the various mobile phones ?

    I know it works on Windows Mobile...
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    hi - are you looking to redirect the user to a...

    hi - are you looking to redirect the user to a specific webpage/ website ?
    if so - in ASP you can use :
    <%
    response.redirect (url)
    %>
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    the more DotMobi the better !

    the more DotMobi the better !
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    My name is Mobi. Dot Mobi (article)

    Hi all,

    yet another Mobi article has been published:
    http://www.marketingmix.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=6166

    hopefully the message will break through :coo2l:
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    MobileSummit.mobi

    Hi -
    The second Mobile Marketing Summit is being held in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town) in July.

    we have put together a Mobi site for the event which contains the event schedule,...
  31. Even for us poor sods in South Africa with our...

    Even for us poor sods in South Africa with our "limited international" bandwidth, this is working like a dream - good job (and thanks !)
  32. thanks guys - we all gotta do what we can to get...

    thanks guys - we all gotta do what we can to get Mobi out there :biggrin:
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    Sticky: how about this one :...

    how about this one : http://www.marketingmix.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=5778
  34. an introduction to the next level in mobile marketing

    Hi all,
    Our latest column has been published with the obvious push for Mobi - http://www.marketingmix.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=5778

    For the other press:...
  35. having been in the SMS industry for the past 9...

    having been in the SMS industry for the past 9 years, I can tell you that SMS marketing defiantly works.
    It has been proven that people have a higher recall rate of SMS messages then an ad they...
  36. looks like i am getting famous with my comapny...

    looks like i am getting famous with my comapny being featured in a couple of media publications.

    If the links stop working, I have them on my website: ...
  37. Its mine...

    glad to see the press is finally giving us some exposure and promoting the Mobi culture and facility !

    (and getting some press out of it cant hurt too)
    :biggrin:
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    Thanks for the quick reply... Cant use Remote...

    Thanks for the quick reply...

    Cant use Remote of any kind (they are not running SQL but MS-Access !!!) and they are security freaks about remote access...
    Can't use exported CSV as the data...
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    more info on the iPhone...

    other info that might be usefull:

    I have also found that iPhone understands the followings :
    Dial a number: eg. <a href="tel:123456">123456</a>

    Google Map: eg. <a...
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    Thanks Rob ! I see that this also works on...

    Thanks Rob !

    I see that this also works on my HTC phone - does this work across all the phones ?
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    How to get data from another webserver

    Hi all,
    I am encountering a situation which I would like any input you might have.
    When you design a mobi site from scratch - its simple enough. You host everything including the database if it...
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    iPhone Dial ? please help...

    I have a Mobi site that allows the user to dial a number when they click on the link.
    I am using this code:
    <a href="wtai://wp/mc; 0722499143"> 0722499143</a>

    The problem is that iphone doesn't...
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    Hi David, good point - will take it up with my...

    Hi David,
    good point - will take it up with my client.

    thanks for the input...
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    Glad to hear good feedback !

    Glad to hear good feedback !
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    Weigh-less.mobi

    My latest creation - weigh-less.mobi !

    Weighless is a weight management system in South Africa and the UK.

    This site is aimed at the Weighless members and it allows them to find their nearest...
  46. Africa wireless

    Mobile is defiantly the way forward for Africa !
    There are such large distances in very rural, rough terrain that wireless technology (wimax/ mobile/ satellite) is the only answer.
    It would be way...
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    Facebook app - sharing bookmarks

    Here is an interesting Facebook app that I stumbled on - Bookmark sharing facility.

    looks like it is still in Beta, but its an interesting concept...

    check it out at:...
  48. me too !!! bookmarked thanks

    me too !!! bookmarked

    thanks
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    Sticky: Free vs Reliable SMS

    Afraid not free but cheap.
    The way to get the cheapest SMS prices is to use a local SMS provider in the country that you want to send the SMS to. For example: if you want to send SMS to South Africa...
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    Sticky: any services that work in South Africa ?

    any services that work in South Africa ?
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    Sticky: If you are looking for a reliable SMS delivery,...

    If you are looking for a reliable SMS delivery, its best to use a proper SMS company verses the Email to SMS. The reason is that Email to SMS is a very low priority on the cellular networks compared...
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    welcome

    Hi there,
    this is a great place to hang out.
    Don't be shy to ask questions - we all do :confused2: !

    there is plenty to read here with lots of good info to get you pointed in the right...
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    Mobi Awards ?

    Hi all,
    just wondering if there are any awards/ competitions out there that are aimed specifically at Mobi ?
    The media seems to love these winner and it gets Mobi lots of publicity.

    There is...
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    Hi all, thanks for the positive comments - the...

    Hi all,
    thanks for the positive comments -
    the uptake has been awesome amongst artists and galleries which are traditionally "not all that into new technology stuff"

    now if there was only some...
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    Hi there, I cant find anything under...

    Hi there,
    I cant find anything under http://hotelguides.mobi
    but there is a domain called http://hotelguide.mobi (without the S)
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    published yet ?

    Hi Coast,
    did you article "air" ?
    If so, can you post the link to it if we ask nicely ?
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    Mobile Art Gallery

    I am back with another Mobi dev - http://PocketART.mobi

    This Mobi sites is aimed at taking ART off the wall and placing it into everyone's pocket - making it accessible to everyone (not jut the...
  58. South African Traveler's Guide - Zulu Translator

    Hi all,
    In anticipation of the entire world coming to SA for the World Cup Soccer in 2010, we are putting together a Mobi site that will be a guide to SA.
    Not everyone will bring their laptops, but...
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    Adult Mobi Chat - quick Beta test

    Hi all,
    I have put together my first chat Mobi site.
    Before it goes live, can anyone click on the link and give it a very quick bash.

    the link: http://swifttelecoms.mobi/adultchatmobi.asp
    ...
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    welcome from me too...

    Hiya,
    Also relatively new here. I can tell you from my experience, this is the most active group on the planet !
    Kick off your shoes and feel at home - lots of very useful stuff here...

    Liron
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    PDF on Mobi ?? Help !

    Hi Guys,
    need your help - is there a way to display a PDF file on a Mobi page ?

    The "normal" way is to either have the PDF file as a clickable hyperlink and when the user click on it, it opens...
  62. on a positive note

    Ditto on the above (that was easy) but also to add a comment:
    Just like you are "dumping" lots of domains that are good - so is everyone else. Therefore the pool of available decent names grows and...
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    Hi Gladi8r, Welcome ! The greatest thing is...

    Hi Gladi8r,
    Welcome !
    The greatest thing is that there are people online virtually 24 hours a day due to to the timezones around the world.
    Lots of people to ask and answer questions.

    Have fun...
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    woops .... "a note to self: do a search on...

    woops ....

    "a note to self: do a search on Forums BEFORE posting"
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    another S.African mobi worth a mention

    South Africa seems to be catching onto this "mobi thing" (as it is referred to here).

    check out : http://standardbank.mobi/

    its a Banking mobi site. the feature i like is the "ATM locator"....
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    Hire us - We are available !!

    now that I have your attention - This is a short intro to my company:
    :argh:
    We are a mobile development company and have been developing in the mobile space for 8 years - started with SMS and WAP...
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    New developer from Durban, South Africa

    Hi all,
    love this place !!!

    The 5 seconds overview:

    We are a development company from Durban, South Africa specialising in the Mobile Development sphere. Company is called Swift Telecoms...
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    We can develop this for you

    Hi there,
    our company can develop the mobi site for you !

    We are a dotMobi specialist company and we have been in the mobile development space for the past 8 years - starting with SMS and WAP...
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