iPhone MMS ... kind of
Flutter lets you send picture messages to anyone in your iPhone contact book. Sounds like MMS? Well, kind of ... Flutter isn't true MMS. Couple of reasons:
- The recipient doesn't get a true MMS. They get an SMS with a link to view your message in their phone's browser. The disadvantage of this is that the recipient needs a web-capable phone (but who do you know who doesn't have a web capable phone these days?). And the main advantage is, well ... you can send a picture message to virtually any phone number in your contact book! By displaying your picture message in the phone's browser, we can also display your location (if you chose to add it to your message) on Google Maps - now that's something you can't do using MMS! If there's enough demand, we can send true MMS ...
- You can't receive MMS ... yet. If there's enough demand for this feature, we'll think about adding it in a future release ... we've thought about a couple of ways of doing it.
So let us know what you think. Leave your comments below.