Follow us:

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

February 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Mobui launches way to chat with celebrities, live

If you’re the sort who likes to send messages to interactive TV shows and vote on contestants, you’ll love the new application that Redmond’s Mobui is launching today.

Called Mobile Audience Chat, the software is aimed at TV networks that want to add a new level of interactivity to their shows.

The system lets them create chat rooms that match programming or “host celebrity moderated chat rooms to allow the audience to interact with on-air talent when the celebrity’s show is airing,” the release said.

It runs on more than 100 mobile phones, including the iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Java and Brew platforms.

Audience members can set up their own chat rooms, invite friends to join, create profiles and manage friend lists.

Comments | More in | Topics: Telecom, Web

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►