Having Fun With Mobile Picture Messages
Picture messaging is used by mobile phone owners to customize their mobile phone displays. I am sure many users saw the pictures on mobile displays used by friends and family before. These picture messages could be personalized pictures, just some fun pictures or even company logos. Regardless of the nature of the pictures it surely have taken off in the industry and handset owners all love to have their own pictures on their phones.
Recently some companies published articles about the Wireless service providers that are easing the use of picture messages in an advance form called MMS. The article basically describes how inter-network agreements will allow mobile phone users to take pictures of nearly anything and send it to someone. Well, that is still to come. For the time being we will focus on the use of static images known as picture sms (normally black and white pictures) created by companies or individuals to customized mobile phones.
Yahoo mobile India offers a picture message generator where users are able to generate their own picture messages. During the process, a special code is generated which the user then send to a short code in order to download the SMS. The user's mobile account is then charged with the download costs. Revenue share with the operator takes place in order to cover costs.
Several options are available for mobile phone users. One such product is PositiveSMS V2 - a free downloadable desktop application. This desktop application offers users a picture message generator with which users could generate their own pictures and send to friends and family at the cost of 3 credits per picture.
Users simply download the free desktop (pc to mobile) software and register online for a username and password (each user receives 10 free test sms).
Once registered the user could go to their desktop software and select the picture message icon . Users could then upload various file formats for editing (png, gif, jpeg, ico, jpg) or create their own new picture with the generator, which is available.
Advanced options such as saving the message in the history or scheduling the message are available to users. The software also contains a display, which shows users what the picture looks like while changing it.
This tool is a great feature for users just wanting to have fun with pictures - in particular picture messaging to friends and family. Networks and coverage, as well as payment options and pricing is available to users at the network coverage list.
The software is ideal for personal use or even creating company logos sending it to various clients. If you enjoy mobile fun this is surely an option to look at.
About the Author: Marinda Stuiver has been involved in online marketing and convergence of mobile and web technologies since 1998. She is an entrepreneur, online marketing consultant, web master providing text messaging services. Visit http://www.smswarehouse.com for details