Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 17th November 2017 111

Send Messages That Stand Out From The Crowd

Want to send messages that stand out from the crowd? Then maybe it is time to check out Ultratext.

This is an App for phones that turns text messages into colourful animated GIFs in order to win them some attention when they are received.

When read, the words appear one at a time in large characters set into brightly coloured blocks.

The idea is to make social messages a little more fun and interesting than boring old plain text and to make communications a bit harder to ignore.

‘Sorry, I am not sure that I got your text’ is a well-worn excuse that is tougher to roll out when the incoming missive is not easy to overlook.

Ultratext will run on Androids and iPhones and there is also a version for use with Facebook Messenger.

Message are sent via MMS rather than the SMS used by plain text messages, though.

Unlike SMS texts, it is possible to include photos and clip art into Ultratext generated dispatches.

These and each word are all encapsulated into the same size of coloured, round-edged, quote-shaped rectangles, displaying one at a time in a rolling sequence when the message is read.

If you are struggling to imagine this, picture clicking on an incoming message and seeing the word ‘FANCY’ in bright blue quote box, followed by a black ‘A’ in a bright yellow one, then ‘DRINK’ in a deep red, replaced by a picture of a bottle of Prosecco and finally the word ‘TONIGHT?’ in a sunny orange box.

To get a better idea, key ‘Ultra Messenger Demo’ into You Tube and then play the top search result.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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