Friday, 12 October 2007
Ewan from SMSTextNews said "Mippin is just phenomenal. Really, really smart"
Alessandro from Biskero said "The guys from Refresh Mobile did it again"
David Cushman from Fasterfutre said "This is Widsets on steroids"
Also Read JemiMa Kiss in the Digital Guardian... http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/digitalcontent/
, David Murphy of Mobile Marketing at http://www.mobilemarketingmagazine.co.uk/2007/10/sitting-in-the-.html
, Mike Butcher of Tech Crunch http://uk.techcrunch.com/2007/10/11/mippin-monetises-feeds-for-mobile/
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Wednesday, 22 August 2007
News filtering through the lofty windows of Refresh Towers this morning informs us that there is a rather large buzz about getting such comic classics as The Beano and The Dandy converted from their traditional paper formats to the digital medium of MMS!
"Publishers are looking at challenging traditional comic books by sending children stories, frame by frame, straight to their handsets as picture messages."
Which is quite frankly - AMAZING!
Don't get us wrong, magazines on your mobile are pretty damn good, (or 'Mobizines' as we like to call them - ahem)...
But comic books too? That'd be awesome...!
I'm sure that the kids (who I'm sure this particular money-making venture is aimed at) would probably only have to pay something like £1.50 per issue/MMS delivery... and kids are so good with their mobile phone subscription services - I mean - they never get ripped off!
Now if only there was a service out there already - that could deliver such comic classics like Garfield and/or Dilbert...
As well as provide users with the ability to create their own comic strips...
And then to get them sent straight to your phone...
No subscription charge.
Now THAT would be AWESOME.
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
"It's oh so Quiet! ...it's oh so still."
Yes it is... but WHY?
Well - we like a bit of Bjork in this office y'see...
We think she knows her stuff.
There's nothing quite like a bit of Icelandic warbling to help you concentrate on the day-to-day business of making your mobile life an easier and better place to be...
...that's what we like to do here at Refresh Mobile.
It's kinda why we've been a bit quiet of late... We've been busying away on a new way to make your mobile life, better.
Mobizines was our first foray into the mobile space...
Then came Eyemags...
Both of which have done stonkingly well, (and will continue to do so), winning us accolade after accolade...
We would like to introduce you to the newest edition to the Refresh Mobile stable.
Welcome to... Mippin beta
Isn't it brilliant?!
No? Well it will be when it's live... Honest!
Yes - that's right - Mippin isn't live yet...
Our team of techies have finished defining and are now working on the refining...
NOW we need your help!
As you can see - Mippin is still very much in beta - we need testers to help us iron out all the bugs before we release it to the general public...
So, if you'd like to sign up for our beta - then go for it!
More news soon.
In the meantime - you can find out more about Mippin and what it means over at the new blog!
See you there!
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
The Daily Star goes mobile with Mobizines!
That's right folks...
On the back of the amazing success of the City PM Mobizine -
Mobizines is happy to announce the launch of it's first national newspaper Mobizine with The Daily Star!
Here's the science* bit:
"Fresh from the press twice a day! With highlights of the top stories and all your favourites from the paper to keep you entertained. The Daily Star brings you the latest News, Gossip, Sport and even Page 3 straight to your phone Mon-Fri. With new editions available at 11am and 5pm the now Twice Daily Star is free and available to download right now!"
Ok - so what does it actually look like on your phone?
I reckon we can handle that...
Looks good huh? We like to think so...
You can find out how to get the Daily Star Mobizine here - if you already have the Daily Star Mobizine - refresh your 'Add New Mobizines' list and the Daily Star should be there waiting for you...
Oh and just so you know: No techies were harmed during the creation of the above graphics.
*Really we mean 'marketing spiel' but to the techies amongst us - that is 'the science bit'.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Yes yes - we know - it's been...
*checks calendar* ...ooo blimmin' eck!
...it's been over a month since the last post...
(really? that long? Wow)
Things have been a bit crazy here at Refresh Towers of late - what with uber brand new projects being created (shh - more on that soon)
Eyemags achieving one million downloads...
Vodafone breaking Mobizine downloads...
The launch of our first National Newspaper Mobizine...
...and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
But no fear - we're back and as strong as ever.
Anyway - it's all a lot to take in so let's tackle it one thing (and one post) at a time....
First off - Vodafone.
You may've read recently (ooo - say about a month ago?) that Vodafone's new 'mobile internet' complete messed up Mobizines for any Vodafone user who tried to download the service.
Well - you'll be please to hear that it has now all been fixed.
Voda have since apologised (to everyone - wasn't just us this affected) and we can all live happily ever after!
If you're still not sure you have the correct version of Mobizines - drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your phone number plus make and model of handset and we can check it out for you.
We'll be back later in the week with more on all of the above - and we mean it this time!
Thursday, 7 June 2007
BREAKING NEWS FOR ANY BRAND NEW MOBIZINE USERS ON THE VODAFONE NETWORK
If you are on the Vodafone UK network and have attempted to download the Mobizines service since June 4th 2007, you may not have the correct version.
If you tried to install and you saw a message that starts with the following text:
"Your handset may be capable of receiving this service but we have not yet tested it and cannot guarantee the quality of the service you will receive..."
Check to see if your phone is on our supported handset list -
If it is supported and you still saw the above text then there is a very high chance that you may not have the right version of Mobizines.
This strongly applies to anyone using a QVGA and/or Symbian phone... (N95 users take note!)
Please email us at email@example.com along with your phone model and mobile number and we will endeavour to get you fixed and up and running ASAP.
Our people are talking to Vodafone's people RIGHT NOW and we will hopefully have this problem solved as soon as possible.
More news as we get it...
Our friends at smstextnews have a reasonably good explanation of it all here.