Compressed SMS (and other text messages)

Ian Stirling ian.stirling at
Thu Mar 22 21:47:09 CET 2007

Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
> * Jonathon Suggs <jsuggs at> [070321 22:58]:
>> Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
>>> probably a system that would automatically upload/download moko-ness information.
>> <snip>
>>> This way all mokos could keep in touch, and people that switch phones
>>> more often would be able to tune it.
>> First, I'm not a SMS user (I use email.), so you can take this comment for whatever its worth.
>> This is just a very general statement, but I personally think that designing features that will only work with other OpenMoko phones is a bad idea.  Yes, there are some ideas that will 
>> probably only work between similar/identical devices, but they are probably going to be very specific and not receive as much overall development time.
>> My challenge is just to think bigger.  Think how this could be incorporated to work with *any* phone.  Then you can have a much larger group of people to brainstorm, test, and bugfix.  
>> We have enough protocols and standards to support.  Creating yet another one isn't really going to help that much.  Also, I don't know anyone else that is planning on getting a 
>> OpenMoko device, so its pretty pointless for me at this point.  I know you've got to start somewhere, but starting out a battle fighting uphill isn't the best of ideas.
>> Sorry if I completely missed the point.
> No, I basically agree. The problem I wanted to address is the need
> that some people will want to do Moko-specific stuff. For these, it
> would be nice to have a way to discover with a relevant probability
> that it's correct, if a given user is a Moko user. Actually, it's may be of use.

A trivial addition to this would be to add a way to look up a phone 
number, to determine stuff about the user that they want others to know.
It is important that it ship with the (release) phone.

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