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Lars Nielsen, MobileNation ApS - Denmark
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Username: Larsmservice

Post Number: 28
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:47 pm:   

Hi Bryce.

Been playing around with WAP Multimedia Message.
My only question is if there is any way to decide the content myself. Meaning The design of the WML page, and the text of the WML page ?
Would be nice if i could make a "danish" version myself ;-)

Best
;)Lars
Mobilenation|dk
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2668
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 06:19 pm:   

Hi Lars,

There is no control over the layout, but there is control over language settings.

It is possible to define translation text for the text prompts in the multimedia WAP push WML that is generated.

You do this by editing the MMSC.INI file, and adding a [TranslateText] section to that file. Under that section, the following translations can be defined:

Multimedia Message=
Subject=
From=
Download image=
Download audio=
Download video=
Download file=

There is also a hook to allow you to include additional URL links or WML tags in the text. Instead of using the "<tag>" delimiters, you include "[[[tag]]]" in the text, with "[[[" and "]]]" getting replaced by "<" and ">" respectively.

-bn
Lars Nielsen, MobileNation ApS - Denmark
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Username: Larsmservice

Post Number: 39
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 06:42 pm:   

I'll try using it, but i still think that using templates would be the perfect solution, since we have different customers and so on.
I have another "big" thread in here where i write more about it.
Anonymous
 
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 03:37 pm:   

Is it possible

1) to add an "Advertiser message" at the end of the download link? I can think a way to add in front usin translation feature, ie.
Subject=<10% discount at McDonald now>Subject

But will be nice if can add it at the bottom of the wap push link

2) the content URL normally show 123.midi, is it possible to show the name instead of with file extension <a href="xx/123.midi">123</a>?
Anonymous
 
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 12:03 am:   

advertiser message any way to get it to work anyone?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2719
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 06:34 pm:   

Lars,

We'll see if we can get something going with templates for multimedia WAP push in the next couple of weeks. I had to take a little time off, and I've been busying playing catch up out here.

Regarding the question about the advertiser insertion, my suggestion would be to add another text file to the message with the text that you want to be added.

NowSMS will parse multiple text files as part of the submission, and will display the content in the order of submission.

So you can have an additional text part following an image or other content download.

Regarding the filename without the extension, no, without a template driven interface, we can't do that.

-bn
Anonymous
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:41 am:   

How to do this!? something like using #include as in asp programming?

>>Regarding the question about the advertiser insertion, my suggestion would be to add another text file to the message with the text that you want to be added.
Lars Nielsen, MobileNation ApS - Denmark
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Username: Larsmservice

Post Number: 46
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:02 am:   

Hi Bryce, and Mr. Anonymous.

Now i dont mean to be rude or anything so dont take this the wrong way.
But i cannot see why there should be a thing like advertiser text, and that nowsms should make something with a textfile being read from.
It's not up to me i know, but i think that users of nowsms would be much happier if they were to decide the whole content in the wml file. Templates where you can do your own thing from start to end.
Users that wants to use advertiser text could just make a template and go for that. And i am 100% sure that a user like Mr. Anonymous, in the end, will be much better off by having the possibilities of working in the whole wml file. Think about that. You can even add pictures in your advertising...
Making both solutions is just extra work. If we look at what nowsms can do today, there is allready so much that it's hard to keep up with ;-).

If you have a newer colorphone take a look at what is possible on these sites that we have created:
http://world.orange.dk
http://mobil.tv2.dk/mobil/ (partly created;-)


Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2732
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 04:55 pm:   

Hi Lars,

I'm not arguing that a template solution is a good idea. We had some mental blocks in the past regarding how it should be implemented, but I think we have some good ideas now.

-bn
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2733
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:06 pm:   

Mr. Anonymous,

I'm assuming that you are submitting a multimedia WAP push message.

So you are using the "MMSTEXT" and "MMSFILE" variables in a message submission (either HTTP POST or GET), as described here:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/12/2276.html

The MMSTEXT variable is optional, and can only be specified once. If it is present, then this text is used at the start of the multimedia WAP push message.

You can then include one or more MMSFILE references for your content, and they will be included in the MMWAPPush message in sequence. If you specify a ".txt" extension for the filename associated with any of these files, then NowSMS will put the text of the file into the push message.

So your advertising message could be the final TXT file that you include in a multimedia WAP Push. And you can use the "[[[" and "]]]" placeholders in the text that will get replaced with "<" and ">" in the final text, so you can include links and static image references in the text.

-bn
Anonymous
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:18 pm:   

excellent it works with MMSTEXT! How do i add a line break or carriage return so that after the text it will have a linebreak before showing "download image"

MMSFILE not working, do we just do MMSFILE=xxx&MMSFILE=c:\test\abc.txt?

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2739
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 06:10 pm:   

Probaly the best way to force a line break is to insert [[[br/]]], which will put <br/> into the WML.

Regarding MMSFILE, it need to be a URL if it is in a GET request. See the bottom of the following link for an example:

http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/mms_notifications_and_c ontent/Submitting_MMS_Messages_URL.htm
Anonymous
 
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 05:27 am:   

We shd try it out shortly. "Regarding the filename without the extension, no, without a template driven interface, we can't do that. , absolutely no way we can hide the extension? Or other way we can rename the title but still link to the same file?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2792
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 03:57 pm:   

No, there is no way to hide the file extension in the current release.

We did implement templates for multimedia WAP push in a patch, however. This is described on another thread:

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

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