This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Sending out an SMS

I have added a page with references to the official 3GPP, Open Mobile Alliance (formerly WAP Forum) and other specifications that are relevant for the topics in this blog so far.

See here.

I’ll keep that page up-to-date.

Collected UAProf URLs

If you’re interested in the capabilities of a particular device, I have assembled a list of all the UAProf URLs from the WURFL database:

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An example UAProf file

To give you a feel of the kind of information you’ll find in a UAProf file I include an example. It is fascinating how much information is available.

Here is the UAProf file for a T-Mobile Dash:

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UAProf device profiles

When you’re sending plain text SMS messages to a mobile device you don’t have to worry too much about whether the device can display it correctly. Plain text SMS messages are the lowest common denominator of mobile messaging.

When you want to send more complicated messages, like:

  • EMS messages
  • Pictures messages (or MMS messages)
  • Ringtones
  • Wallpapers

You’ll need to know more about the device you’re sending to. There are many possible formats and even when you know which format to use you’ll need to worry about sizes, capacity, supported characters sets and more.

This problem can be addressed in different ways. Read More…