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About

Mobile Education, LLC is a software services technology company whose aim is to develop innovative, real-time, two-way short message service (SMS) based applications. Our primary goal is to provide clients with the capability to send and receive a wide range of mobile phone information services using bi-directional text messages via common short codes using readily available cell phone and cellular network technologies. Mobile Education designs, develops, and maintains customized software applications needed to interface with an SMS aggregator and content providers. Mobile Education also maintains a web-based information portal site to store registration, authentication, and delivery information.

Services

A few of our current offerings include:

Campus Applications - Working with UNC Wilmington, a number of text message applications have been developed for university students.

Mobile Coupons - Mobile Education launched its mobile coupon service, CouponsToYourPhone.com, in 2008 in the Wilmington area with the goal of expanding the service to other cities.

SMS Scavenger Hunts - DubHunt, an award winning interactive text message based scavenger hunt, was developed as a way to assimilate first-year students on campus. However, DubHunt also has many potential business uses, including high-tech mobile advertising that can be used to generate "buzz" around a new product or promotion and attract and engage potential customers.

Mobile Storage - SMS Locker is a mobile storage application that allows users to store key/value pairs through text messages on a cell phone. Users can store messages in both plaintext or encrypted format in our secure data center and then retrieve the information later, via text message, on their cell phone.

Mobile Voting - Give your customers or audience the ability to vote via text message. The system has a web-based dashboard (requires login) that automatically tallies and displays the results.

Text Surveys/Polls - TakeTextPoll.com uses the latest in cellular and SMS technology to deliver interactive text message surveys and polls to users on a device they always have with them -- their cell phone! Conduct market research, call-to-action campaigns, text elections, media integration, and more.

Mobile Contests - Want to quickly build your database of opted-in individuals? Hold a contest or product giveaway? Our system will automatically pick a winner at random.

Integration with Microsoft Outlook 2007 - TextTitan, is an implementation of Outlook Mobile Service (OMS), a component in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 that can be used to create and send text messages to a mobile device from within Outlook in a manner similar to e-mail messages. By using OMS, messages can be sent both as e-mail messages and as mobile messages to multiple contacts at the same time. Individuals can stay informed when away from their offices because Outlook Mobile Service can forward e-mail messages and calendar appointments of choice directly to mobile phones.

Targeted Advertising and Integration with Online Stores - Extend your brand to mobile by having potential customers respond to a call-to-action via text message and our system will send them a unique code that can be used to receive a discount in your online store.

Articles

Brown, J., Shipman, B., and Vetter, R., SMS: The Short Message Service, Computer, Vol. 40, No. 12, December 2007, pp. 106-110.

Brown, J., Vetter, R., and Saunders-White, D., Enhancing Mobile Access to Information with the Short Message Service, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Vol. 20, No. 2, November 2008, pp. 24-34.

News Stories

Wilmington Star News, Coupons To Your Phone: Let's text a deal, August 8, 2008.

WWAY-TV3 Newscast, Wilmington, NC, UNCW Cell Phone Connection, September 2008.

WWAY-TV3 Newscast, Wilmington, NCUNCW students work on creating their own text message applications, April 4, 2009.

External Links

Mobile Education Home Page: http://myMobEd.com/

CouponsToYourPhone Home Page: http://CouponsToYourPhone.com/

Text Message Scavenger Hunt: http://DubHunt.com

Mobile Storage Application: http://SMSLocker.com

CouponsToYourPhone on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/couponstoyourphone

Mobile Marketing Association: http://www.mmaglobal.com/main

Mobile Marketer: http://www.mobilemarketer.com/

Contact Information

Ron Vetter, ronvetter@myMobEd.com

Jeff Brown, jeffbrown@myMobEd.com

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