First of all, I must say it has been a FANTASTIC and HUGE first two months. Within out VERY short time online we have managed to sign up thousands of users for this invaluable RSS to SMS notification tool.
We never expected so many users so fast, so we had a few issues with the speed of notifications as well as content duplication. We have been working very hard to solve that and rolled out a service pack to Pingie that not only makes it MUCH faster it added a few features.
Pingie now supports more feeds, “Feed Identifiers”, and “Ping More”. These three features are not yet public and UNEASYsilence readers are getting a first look.
With our new enhancements, when you get a ping from Pingie the message you receive will have the first three letters of the subscribed website name.
For example UNEASYsilence would be: UNE: Sneak Preview: New Pingie Enhancements – w5983
This makes it far easier to tell what websites are updating. Especially since now you can have FIVE sites you can monitor free of charge.
Secondly is the secret one letter and number code that is added to the messages. This feature is called Ping More. This code allows you to reply back to Pingie to have the content of the article delivered in a WAP friendly way to your phone.
For example if the message you got was:
UNE: Sneak Preview: New Pingie Enhancements – w5983
All you do is reply back to that message with ping w5983 , where w5983 would be the code in your individual text message. Our custom SMS gateway will then decode that and deliver a URL to a WAP friendly web page.
These features are again all beta, as is Pingie, so expect a hick up or two but we think that you will really enjoy these new features – more even exciting features are on the way.
If you aren’t a Pingie subscriber – try it with your favorite site today its completely free to use. Also, if you are a publisher wanting to integrate Pingie into your website for free you can use our publisher tool or Feedburner FeedFlare.