Alfie and Co. Keeping The Good Stuff Going At MoblogUK

You’ve probably seen us talk about Alfie Dennen and all the cool stuff he and his team have done at moblog:tech before, but he never fails to turn up with cool new things. His latest trick is a brand new platform that’s powering their moblog community. You can check it out in action at Leave No Trace, a moblog put up by Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid about the recent Glastonbury festival.

You can also see it in action at We Love Your Accent, a cool site that shows off one of the new features — integration with the Spinvox service. People in the UK can call in and leave a voice message about their favorite British accent. Spinvox converts it to text and makes a new blog post that also contains the audio file. The best caller will win a free Nokia N82 (my current mobile of choice πŸ˜‰ ) and a year’s subscription to Moblog and Spinvox, along with some Moo cards.

There’s a lot of good stuff in this new release: the ability to users to put their moblog on their own URL (such as Alfie’s at moblog.4lfie.com; easy changes to the styles of both web and mobile sites; support for audio and video, which get displayed in inline Flash; SEO enhancements and plenty more.

A big part of the new platform is the support for group moblogs, as used on the Leave No Trace site. It uses SMS/MMS keywords — so anybody can set up a group, grab a keyword, and start their own campaign. Lots of possibilities there, both for brands and individual users.

So much good stuff here on top of what I’ve mentioned: GPS support, Twitter autoping — and there’s an API coming so people will be able to build their own apps and services on top of the platform. Be sure to go on over to moblog.net and see what Alfie and company have knocked up.

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