Friday, April 20, 2007

My Mobilcast Wishlist

You might find this a funny and interesting post, but I am putting out my Mobilcast wishlist in the hope that you will join in and agree or disagree with me. Mobilecasting represents a new media RSS-based distribution platform and it is a model that is presently difficult to grow around the iPod+iTunes platform. The iPod has such a hold on peoples understanding and awareness of portable media.

We here at Melodeo are trying to determine more things we need to do and have some more ways to make Mobilcast a faster breakout success in the market worldwide. It is presently tough for many technical and awareness reasons. We are supporting over 100 mass market phones and we have been wondering about whether moving to supporting the newer smartphone devices like the Palm Treo’s, Samsung Blackjack, Danger Sidekick, Blackberry Pearl and other Windows Mobile devices is our ticket to faster adoption of our heavy data using Mobilcast application is the way to faster adoption?

We presently support all of Nokia's N-series phones like the N70, N73, N80 and the coming N95, but those Nokia phones are just not really available in the USA much and the 3G radios in them just don't work with carriers like Cingular/ATT and T-Mobile.

We are seeing the growth of the smartphone devices as significant, but would like to hear from you on whether you would try Mobilcast on your smartphone as I am sure most of you who are reading this have one of the above listed smartphones.

I thought that it was great that VoiceIndigo was able to get Samsung to pre-install their Podcast catching application on many of their mobile phones. I even spoke to John Mayerhofer who is CEO of VoiceIndigo about his new announcement and told him that I though it was great that they got that deal. We are both working hard to build this space and understand it. We both understand the Podcasting with an iPod space, but podcasting to a mobile phone is an entirely different thing. It is tough for potential users to install the application and it can be expensive with wireless operators charging users for every KB of data delivered to the mobile phone.

I would like to find some volunteers online that are willing to try Mobilcast and give a public review about the experience and let us know what they like and dislike about the application. We need your feedback so we can fix any issues that I am sure exist in using the application.

Please send me an email to (rgreenlee at melodeo.com) and let me know how I can help you do the review and will also post some or all of it here and link to your blog or webpage.

Rob Greenlee

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:27 PM

    I tried Mobilcast on my Treo 650 and it rebooted the phone. I'm not sure if this is a bug in the JVM or Mobilcast, but I'd really like it to start working!Thanks

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