Monday, March 16, 2009

iSendMMS release schedule

Our tech team is now working hard to fix bugs in iSendMMS that was published on AppStore on Thursday last week, allowing Swedes to send MMS from their iPhone.

Here is our current release schedule:

v1.0.1: (Submitted to Apple for approval)
BUG DESCRIPTION: The "Send" button is not disabled when the MMS is sent. If the user hits "Send" again, multiple MMS may be sent. (However these are already filtered on server side, so MMS won't be published/charged more than once)
BUG RESOLVED: When pressing "Send" button the UI now disables the button after submitting, to avoid multiple submits being sent.

BUG DESCRIPTION: Status indication not always displayed to user after sending MMS.
BUG RESOLVED: The user is now informed in the status field if the message was sent OK or not. If a MMS fails for any reason, the user can resubmit it. This also helps partly to cure the EDGE sending failure problem fixed in next release, since now the user get the failure notification and can try a resubmit.

BUG DESCRIPTION: Screen flickers while showing progress bar.
BUG RESOLVED: This is now resolved

v1.0.2: (Under development)
BUG DESCRIPTION: EDGE phones sometimes rejecting MMSs.
BUG RESOLVED: Under development...

BUG DESCRIPTION: Bug when replacing an existing image while composing MMS.
BUG RESOLVED: Bug fixed.

BUG DESCRIPTION: Some special characters in text can cause problems sending MMS.
BUG RESOLVED: Under development...

BUG DESCRIPTION: Default text remains in text/subject field if not edited.
BUG RESOLVED: Bug fixed.

On the list of features to be added in future releases:
NEW FEATURE: Multiple receiptients
... and more

Friday, March 13, 2009

MMS for iPhone available for Swedish users

We are glad to mention to you that our iPhone app for sending MMS is now available in the Apple App Store. So far it only works in Sweden and more specifically it works for users with a Telia SIM card.

Our ambition is to make this service available in more countries and for more operators as quickly as possible. We also want to implement the functionality of receiving MMS in iPhone + some other cool features into the app.

Supporting more operators + more countries
In order to support more operators we are willing to strike deals with operators and quickly launch the MMS for iPhone app. If you know some operators who needs this service or you are working for an operator yourself please contact us (sales AT and we will help you out.

Support for incoming MMS in iPhones
To receive MMS in the iPhone seamlessly we need the mobile operator to do some configuration on their side and it would also make lots of sense to use the Apple notification API when released. Before that API comes we can always notify the users with SMS to start with.

I know our techies work right now on fixing some bugs/issues that have been reported by kind early adopters. Here are the bugs/issues we have noticed so far:
  • Some users reckoned that multiple MMS were delivered to a user when sending one MMS. This bug IS FIXED NOW as I write this blog post. Thx @marko_salonen
  • Only one receiver for the MMS can be selected, not multiple.
  • Sometimes when EDGE connection is used, an error message is displayed and the MMS is not sent.
  • (Workaround - hit Send again)
  • One user reported some problems registering the app up-front but it worked for him second time.
  • Sometimes when sending MMS, the toolbar flickers (cosmetical bug)

Thx a lot for this initial feedback! We just want to let you know that we are onto it and we will fix the above bugs straight away. Any other feedback is well appreciated (both positive and negative feedback of course)