Partnering with Nokia Lifeblog?

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  • #28121

    veltis
    Member

    You may know all about this already, but I just got one of those new Nokia phones with Lifeblog on it, and I must say I’m using it quite a bit more than I thought I would. Then I read more about it on Nokia’s site, and found out that TypePad partners with them, but apparently “anyone can make their blog service compatible with [their] software.” At the very bottom of this page

    http://www.nokia.co.uk/nokia/0,,71754,00.html

    is more info, plus a document, “Lifeblog Posting Protocol Specification”.

    I know you guys are working on all kinds of other stuff, but this would be a really cool addition–Nokia is rolling out a lot more phones like this, and especially the N73 has turned out to be a damn nice phone. And no, I don’t work for them.

    #28575

    drmike
    Member

    You may want to try it with your phone. Typepad actually uses the MovableType API which WordPress also uses although I don’t know if this is the case here. It may work. Point at http: //myblog.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php (space added to get the URL to show up) and see if you can post.

    #28589

    veltis
    Member

    Hmm. Tried it and it didn’t seem to work…In account settings on my phone it gives me this as a default for “Server address”: http ://www.typepad.com/t/atom/weblog/

    #28591

    timethief
    Member

    too bad – it sounded so promising

    #28596

    drmike
    Member

    Can you edit the default address to http ://spongefile.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php?

    #28702

    veltis
    Member

    I did, but it didn’t work–I just thought the Typepad default would offer a clue as to what it was looking for–some kind of Atom feed?

    #28711

    engtech
    Member

    Hi Veltis, I have a Nokia phone as well.

    I wouldn’t bother with Lifeblog. You have to pay for it after 250 posts or something.

    Here a list to a wonderful rant by the Lifeblog developer about how Lifeblog isn’t (primarily) a blogging application: http://www.ivankuznetsov.com/2006/05/lifeblog_is_not.html

    You can read my write-up here about Lifeblog and my phone: http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/08/03/nokia-6682-review-part-2-of-5-software-applications/

    #28716

    drmike
    Member

    Atom is for getting information out of a blog. Strange that it doesn’t work since Typepad uses the MovableType API since it was created by the same company.

    #28719

    veltis
    Member

    It seems to be totally free of charge if you’ve got an N-series phone–at least that’s what it says on the Lifeblog site now. What does cost money though, is Typepad! Minimum of $5 a month for 100MB of storage. Which actually brings up the question, what’s our WordPress storage limit?

    I’m interested in LifeBlog primarily as a way to keep my family informed as to my whereabouts and goings-on; if I send one text message to one of them, I could send that and the related picture to the blog and they could all see it. Cheaper than a mass MMS, more convenient than a postcard. Unlike the sensitive teenagers someone mentions to Ivan, I don’t really have major secrets left… ;)

    I will check out Shozu, though.

    #28720

    drmike
    Member

    25 megs and it’s answered in the FAQ sticky. :)

    Typepad is a commerical outfit run by http://sixapart.com who also do Movable Type

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