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Michael Farah
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Username: Mfarah01

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 01:17 pm:   

Hi, with using NowSMS as a MMSCMC is it possible to present a notification page to a customer when they download their MMS. For example, a terms and conditions WAP page where the customer needs to click a button to confirm that they accept prior to downloading.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5557
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 06:21 pm:   

Hi Michael,

I don't know of any way to do that within an MMS. The MMS client is logically independent of the WAP browser, so it can't invoke the WAP browser to display a WAP page.

And the markup language for MMS ... a stripped down basic SMIL ... doesn't allow for user input like you would need to have for a terms and conditions page.

The only idea that I have would be using Multimedia WAP Push ... and modifying the template so that the first page of the template has a "T&C Display", with a link at the bottom of that page for advancing to the next card in the deck which has the actual content.

My WML is a bit rusty ... but as I recall, it would work like this.

The link on the first page (card), would use an href like this:

<a href="#nextpage"/>

And then you include an "id=" parameter on the second card, like this:

<card id="nextpage" title="Your Title">

The "#nextpage" link jumps to a card with an id of "nextpage".

So you could modify the NowSMS Multimedia WAP Push template to include an intro card for T&C acceptance like this.

Now I just have to find a link to a posting out here which describes how to modify the Multimedia WAP Push templates, since I believe the only place this capability is documented is in a posting out here.

Here's an old thread that discusses the feature as it was being added by a request out here:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/3315.html

And here's a more concise explanation of how it works:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/5911.html

-bn
Michael Farah
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Username: Mfarah01

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 06:27 am:   

Hi Bruce

Thanks for the detailed explanation. It's much appreciated.

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