SMS user interface guidelines/conventions

2 Jan 2008 - 5:39pm
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Dave Cortright
2005

I've started working on some SMS apps (which sets interaction design back
about 30 years to the command line interface). I'm wondering if there are
guidelines or at least conventions out there for interacting with these
types of applications. My cursory web search didn't turn up much, and
looking at the UIs for some of the more popular apps (frengo, 3jam, 4info…)
didn't really help either.

I'm OK making up my own conventions. But I don't want to do that if there's
already a good enough standard out there that people are used to.

Thanks!

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10 Jan 2008 - 4:47pm
Dave Cortright
2005

Answering my own question here. The mobile marketing association (MMA) has a
Consumer Best Practices Guidelines PDF. Better than nothing.
http://www.mmaglobal.com/bestpractices.pdf

On Jan 2, 2008 2:39 PM, David Cortright <davecort at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've started working on some SMS apps (which sets interaction design back
> about 30 years to the command line interface). I'm wondering if there are
> guidelines or at least conventions out there for interacting with these
> types of applications. My cursory web search didn't turn up much, and
> looking at the UIs for some of the more popular apps (frengo, 3jam, 4info…)
> didn't really help either.
>
> I'm OK making up my own conventions. But I don't want to do that if
> there's already a good enough standard out there that people are used to.
>
> Thanks!
>

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