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AngKangxun
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Username: Genmaxi

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 05:32 am:   


hi,
guys i need a bit of help here,
i have a current project,
it's to create a mms application.
can anyone send me infomation on how to create an mms application to send mms from pc to mobile phone.
program that i use are java or visual basic...
also can anyone send me information on how mms actually work?

pls help,
thanks...
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2252
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 08:05 pm:   

For how MMS works, see:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/589.html

For an example of using Java to submit a message to the Now SMS/MMS Gateway (the product for which this is the support forum), see:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/1360.html

The Now SMS/MMS Gateway is a software product, not a service offering. So you need to configure NowSMS for SMS/MMS connectivity, some of the options for which are discussed in the first of the threads that I've referenced above.

-bn
AngKangxun
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Username: Genmaxi

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:57 am:   

hi,
there is something i'm not sure of,
what is API?
i need to download a http API for the java codes
to work...
HTTP API from Apache:
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/
this is the web page that i was suppose to get it from, but i'm not sure which one to download...
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2264
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 03:39 pm:   

I believe "Commons HttpClient" is what you would need.
AngKangxun
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Username: Genmaxi

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 02:32 am:   

ok,
thanks...
one more thing...
about the nowsms program,
i have set the configuration
but how or where do i go to send a mms?
AngKangxun
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Username: Genmaxi

Post Number: 6
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 12:38 am:   

hi bryce,
need help, got the modem, set up the now sms/mms gate way.
but where do i go about to sending the mms??
help?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2308
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:02 pm:   

Have you setup the modem so that you can successfully send an SMS yet? (From the NowSMS web interface.)

Next, try sending a WAP push message.

Assuming you can do both of the above successfully, then it is time to move on to MMS.

There are two ways that you can send an MMS with NowSMS. Which approach you use will depend largely on how things work with your mobile operator.

NowSMS defaults to "direct delivery", where it is the MMSC. In order to send in this mode, your PC running NowSMS must be accessible from the internet. On the "MMSC" page of the NowSMS configuration, you must configure the "Local Host Name or IP Address" setting to a host name or IP address that can be used to connect to your PC over the internet. (This is because when you send an MMS, what actually happens is that the recipient receives header information about the message, and then a URL pointer that allows the recipient to connect back to the MMSC in order to retrieve the message.)

However, the MMS settings used by many mobile operators block the reception of MMS messages from external MMSCs. To determine if this is the case with your operator, try using NowSMS to send a "Multimedia WAP Push" ... if the recipient can open that message and see the content, however they cannot receive an MMS, this indicates that external MMSCs are blocked on your operator's network.

If external MMSCs are blocked, or it is not possible for your PC to be accessible over the internet, then you need to configure NowSMS to connect to the operator MMSC over GPRS. This process is described at the following link:

http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/mms_notifications_and_c ontent/Connecting_to_operator_MMSC.htm

Unfortunately, the settings for connecting to an operator MMSC are operator specific, so you will need to determine what they are for your operator. Some are posted here: http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/491.html

Here's a thread that explains more about how MMS works, as some background to what I've described above:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/589.html

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