Mobile - Web - Media
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 5:17:42 PM
IndieMobile Launched - Free MP3 Ringtones
I'm just finishing up the final touches on http://www.indiemobile.com/ [BETA]
It still needs some features, like displaying a mini artist profile when users click on a name, adding a help, and a button for viewing the Top 40 ringtones. I should have these items added in the next two weeks.
Yes... the site is sporting this season's trend in color schemes and runs with zero page refreshes - oh yeah - it's more of that Web2.0... colors! Ajax functionality! no page refresh! mobile! Adsense! and most importantly... no business model!
That's partially not true, as you'll read on, you'll see that my perspective on this launch, is that IndieMobile is a promotional tool for ArtistServer and it's artists, and that it's main function is to be a beacon.
The following are some general questions and answers about IndieMobile.
Q: What is IndieMobile.com?
The site is basically a reformatted version of the Ringtone section and
tools from ArtistServer.com. What these tools provide is a listing of
Ringtones hosted on the site, in addition to a set of options for
transfering the ringtones to your mobile phone.
Q: How much are the ringtones?
The ringtones are free.
Q: What kind of ringtones?These are mp3 ringtones, which are sometimes called realtones or truetones.
Q: Why IndieMobile.com?
This is a rebranding of the ringtone content on the site and is going to be used to promote the ArtistServer artstis who post Ringtones along with their songs.
The site is meant to give increased exposure to both artists and ArtistServer by appealing to those who may not find ArtistServer directly.
Q: Who will use the site?
I'm not sure - nor do I know if the site will see much traffic. I do plan to promote it to a few mobile blogs, post about it on my own, etc., but for now, I don't have the time nor plan for promoting IndieMobile. This is more of a, "set it free and see what happens" kind of thing for now.
Q: Will IndieMobile.com include more content than mp3 Ringtones?
Not any time soon. This is strictly a promotional tool for the artists and for ArtistServer.
Q: IndieMobile.com - nice domain name, how did you get it?
I've had more calls to purchase this domain than all the others I own. What's strange about it, is that the day after I bought the name, a guy from Canada called me to tell me that I took his domain name! Apparently, he had it in his cart and was going to buy it - but didn't check out - he was doing more searching for names... 10 minutes later, he went to check out... and found it was gone! So, he was calling me to ask for it back. Now here's the kicker... this has never happend to me before - where I bought a domain 'right' as someone else was trying to buy it, at least I doubt it's ever happened, but a week after this incident, the very same thing happened to a domain I had in my cart. Hmmmmm...
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