Issues & problems

  • It is still difficult to transmit content directly from your mobile phone to your blog or website and in order to do this you may have to pay to sign up with a proprietary service provider, which may require you to send multimedia messages via an overseas phone number.
  • The quality of video images captured on mobile phones is poor, and unsuitable for most uses unless your organisation is prepared to invest heavily in a top end mobile phone, or you really can use the most rudimentary moving images or sounds.
  • Images taken with mobile phone cameras have geographical information embedded in them; this can be a problem when taking images in sensitive situations such as demonstrations. See the security section for information on how to remove this information.
  • Sending MMS (i.e. image or video files) from your phone to another phone or website is still extremely expensive in most countries and doesn't always work