Dodgeball mobile site on the way

dodgeball mobile (logged out)
After suggesting that Dodgeball had become braindead, signs of life, like the forthcoming Dodgeball Mobile, are making me reconsider.

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One thing that I would prefer to see, though, is their use of the “m dot” convention, rather than the longer-than-necessary “” URL.

I sent them this feedback and got an automated reply:

Thanks for writing to dodgeball. This is just an automated reply to let you know that we received your email. We’re putting most of our energy on
improving dodgeball right now, so we’re unable to provide personal
responses to all the email we receive. We do look over all feedback and
suggestions, so we can bring you the best dodgeball experience possible.

So, at least they’re “putting most of [their] energy on improving dodgeball”. We’ll see, but frankly I’m becoming more and more of a fan of Plazes SMS.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

2 thoughts on “Dodgeball mobile site on the way”

  1. I recall having used the service way back when they first started. I thought the service showed a lot of promise. Confirmed furthermore when Google announced that that they had acquired the service. I figured that with the help of Google, Dodgeball would pick up some steam and make a serious statement on the SMS social community “scene”. Sadly enough, nothing really materialized aside from some Google API scraping functionality. I haven’t been back since the announcement was aired that Google was taking notice of their service. Seems like they’re moving rather slowly.

    They definitely need to adopt the URL scheme to save non QWERTY phone users some time.

  2. I’ve been trying to use it for a couple of months and it keeps losing my google login. Apart from that it’s good. One thing it’s got up on twitter is that I can get it via email which is cheaper than SMS (free) and less flaky than IM. Who *isn’t* working on mobile social services?

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