GoLive! Mobile Announces Free, Mobile Version of Wikipedia Encyclopedia in Showcase of "Text-2-WAP" Technology

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Free service aims to show the potency of combining text messaging with the mobile web

By sending a simple text message, users are sent a link to exactly the information they're looking for and thereby skip through the process of navigating around the mobile web.

U.S-based mobile solutions provider GoLive! Mobile (http://www.golivemobile.com) announced today a free, mobile version of Wikipedia in an effort to showcase the company's proprietary Text-2-WAP technology. The free service enables cell phone users to instantly learn about any topic by sending a simple text message to a "short code," which is a 5-digit number.

When a cell phone user sends a text message query, the Text-2-WAP engine gathers the appropriate content from Wikipedia, and creates a mobile web site ("WAP site") which is customized to display only the information the user is looking for. A link to this "personalized" WAP site is immediately sent to the user's phone via text message.

"Navigating the mobile web for the information or content you need is generally not a pleasant experience here in the U.S, and we hope this technology will help to change that," commented Mike Ritter, Vice President of Corporate Development at GoLive! Mobile. "By sending a simple text message, users are sent a link to exactly the information they're looking for and thereby skip through the process of navigating around the mobile web."

To try the service, simply send a text message to the number 23907 with the word ABOUT followed by your search topic. Two valid examples include:

ABOUT DENVER
ABOUT APPLES

All text message queries must be sent to the number 23907 and are case insensitive. The service will only work on phones with a mobile web browser, which includes most phones, and standard text messaging and data rates may apply if you are not on an unlimited SMS and data plan with your carrier.

Users are also encouraged to try a second application of Text-2-WAP technology, which provides access to news headlines from public RSS feeds. To get your personalized news WAP site, replace the "ABOUT" with the word "NEWS." Two valid examples include:

NEWS IRAQ
NEWS WIRELESS INTERNET

GoLive! Mobile offers the mentioned Text-2-WAP demo services at no charge to the public, in an effort to encourage the technology's adoption and continued development within the burgeoning WAP ecosystem. Please call 877.300.3429 with any questions regarding the services or technology.

About GoLive! Mobile

GoLive! Mobile is a leader in mobile messaging, billing, and content management solutions servicing a clientele ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 brands. Our industry leading tools help businesses take the mystery out of mobile. Our range of technology solutions include SMS, Premium SMS, MMS, and WAP.

http://www.golivemobile.com/

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