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For all its forward-thinking feature goodness, the iPhone is missing a lot of things that we’ve all come to expect from modern cellphones. On Monday JuiceCaster will plug one of those holes with the release of Flutter, a free picture message service that doesn’t require jail-breaking. […]

For all its forward-thinking feature goodness, the iPhone is missing a lot of things that we’ve all come to expect from modern cellphones. On Monday JuiceCaster will plug one of those holes with the release of Flutter, a free picture message service that doesn’t require jail-breaking. It’s not a full-on MMS (multimedia messaging service) for the iPhone, because it routes messages through JuiceCaster’s servers, but for the user it looks like MMS. You open the app, take a photo, pick a contact from your phone address book, geo-tag it, and send it off. About 30 seconds later a message shows up in your friend’s phone inbox with the image or a link to it. The Flutter app is free. It doesn’t support videos yet, because the iPhone doesn’t support video recording (even though it technically can) yet.

  1. like MMS ?

    “Flutter sends recipients a text message with a link to view your message on their web-enabled phone.”

    Not really, the recipient doesn’t get an MMS on its phone.

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    1. Well I believe I have an answer to that; like you and many others I my self had the same problem a while back and then I ran it a developer and co-worker that introduced me to an MMS/SMS for the I phone that he had worked on and I’ll tell you it works! You must check it out at the link below.

      http://www.ifind2.com/text/1

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  2. Looks like Folks @ gigaom are getting infected by ARF (Apple reality Distortion Field) and hyping irrelevant stuff

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  3. Isn’t this nearly the same as emailing a photo to number@vtext.com with existing photo gallery functionality?

    (Or whatever other domain a provider gives their phone numbers… http://www.sms411.net/2006/07/how-to-send-email-to-phone.html)

    And it still doesn’t let me receive right?

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  4. “Looks like Folks @ gigaom are getting infected by ARF (Apple reality Distortion Field) …”

    Ooooo….that didn’t really work very well! Perhaps APE (ApPle reality distortion fiEld) or maybe LEAD (appLe rEAlity Distortion field), or even PETITE (aPple rEaliTy dIstorTion fiEld).

    Give those a shot, my angst-ridden friend!

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  5. Booo. Overhyped and doesn’t deliver.
    I just deleted this app after being severely disappointed. C’mon Liz. Don’t get me excited like that only to let me down!

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  6. And this is different than taking a photo with the iPhone and emailing it to someone using the built in mail feature in photo gallery how?

    Isn’t MMS more about sending photos to someone’s phone number?

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  7. Now with iPhone you can take a pic with Flutter and send it to a cell phone… way to go! I tried it… I like it.

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  8. Holly – problem being, the recipient does not receive the pic on their phone. They receive a link… just like when someone sends you a pic to your iPhone. You are directed to a link to view the pic… which isn’t even a hyperlink. You have to manually type in the web address and manually type in the MMS code. So backwards. UGH

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  9. Iphone rocks! The GUI is incredible and intuitive!

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