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  1. #1
    Paul
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    Hi All,

    I posted a similar message before and was met with some skepticism on
    part of people naturally wary about "generic requests". People were
    skeptical before because the e-mail address did not have any
    accompanying website associated with it. The new e-mail address below
    for submissions should address that issue.

    We are looking to test a feature we are working on here that will take
    a photo sent to an e-mail address from a camera phone (smart phone, or
    PDA) and post that photo into a user's account (similar to a moblog
    except that we are syncing these in an application not just posting
    them).

    So if you have a camera phone and would like to help, please send a
    photo to the following e-mail address:

    [email protected]

    For the skeptical or just plain curious you can see that there is a
    site associated with this domain. You can even sign up for a trial
    account if you want to see the software.

    Thanks for any help with testing,

    Paul



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  2. #2
    Blah
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    Re: help beta test new feature by sending camera phone picture

    Just a personal opinion. Your site seems fairly legit, but since I didn't
    sign up for your service, I am a bit wary of sending you a msg w/ my cell
    phone number. If you are really developing new software, I think your
    company needs to plan some budget on subscribing to different services for
    testing purposes. This makes your company seems very... low budget. If you
    must go for this free data route, then maybe you can run to local
    Verizon/Sprint/Cingular/ATT stores and "test" their phones by sending
    yourself some msgs... Plus, providers may change their msg format any time,
    no one can gurantee how good your test data is going to be.

    "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I posted a similar message before and was met with some skepticism on
    > part of people naturally wary about "generic requests". People were
    > skeptical before because the e-mail address did not have any
    > accompanying website associated with it. The new e-mail address below
    > for submissions should address that issue.
    >
    > We are looking to test a feature we are working on here that will take
    > a photo sent to an e-mail address from a camera phone (smart phone, or
    > PDA) and post that photo into a user's account (similar to a moblog
    > except that we are syncing these in an application not just posting
    > them).
    >
    > So if you have a camera phone and would like to help, please send a
    > photo to the following e-mail address:
    >
    > [email protected]
    >
    > For the skeptical or just plain curious you can see that there is a
    > site associated with this domain. You can even sign up for a trial
    > account if you want to see the software.
    >
    > Thanks for any help with testing,
    >
    > Paul






  3. #3
    Paul
    Guest

    Re: help beta test new feature by sending camera phone picture

    > Just a personal opinion. Your site seems fairly legit, but since I didn't
    > sign up for your service, I am a bit wary of sending you a msg w/ my cell
    > phone number.


    That's understandable I guess. I can't really offer any assurances
    that a skeptical person would be likely to believe other than our
    company is listed with the Better Business Bureau and we are not
    storing any personal information from these test messages. Just
    looking at the headers and seeing how the image is embedded or
    attached.

    If you are really developing new software, I think your
    > company needs to plan some budget on subscribing to different services for
    > testing purposes. This makes your company seems very... low budget.


    Yes we are trying to develop this with little or no budget. Signing up
    for plans with the major providers is fairly expensive especially for
    a feature that is not core to our application--just a nice extra. As
    it is now each new feature or expenditure needs to have an
    identifiable return on investment associated with it. Perhaps if
    digital cameras in phones outstrip stand-alone digital cameras, (which
    stats seem to indicate will happen within a few years), then we will
    be forced to add a bank of camera phones with various carrier plans to
    our QA lab. Until then, this is a shoestring budget item.

    If you must go for this free data route, then maybe you can run to
    local
    > Verizon/Sprint/Cingular/ATT stores and "test" their phones by sending
    > yourself some msgs... Plus, providers may change their msg format any time,
    > no one can gurantee how good your test data is going to be.


    We have already done this as well but thanks for the suggestion. We
    are just trying to test as many messages as possible to see if there
    are phones or carriers that we need to list as "not supported", or if
    we are missing something major.

    Paul



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