Bloove is an online phone management service. With Bloove you can add and edit address book contacts and speed dial settings, initiate calls, work with messages and logs - all from your favorite browser. It is just like PC Suite for the web.
Bloove communicates with your mobile phone via a wireless data connection such as GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi etc. This means that no cable, infrared or Bluetooth hardware are needed. You only need to install the Bloove Agent application on your phone - no installs are required on the desktop making the installation process quick and easy. You can manage your phone from anywhere that you have access to a browser, without any need for a cumbersome desktop application.
Bloove offers free and paid usage plans. With the free subscription you can connect one mobile phone to your account. The contact archive will hold a maximum of 15 contacts and the message archive a maximum of 100 items.
Access to SMS via POP3 (Gmail, Outlook or other mail programs) and auto synchronization are available with our paid plans only.
All other features are unrestricted: you can manage an unlimited number of contacts and messages on the phone, and there is no time limit - basic functions will be free forever. Please check detailed information about Bloove plans.
Fill out the simple Bloove registration form, install Bloove Agent and provide secure ID displayed by the Agent.
Open http://bloove.com/m on your mobile. It will find a compatible version for your phone automatically.
For Android, Symbian or Windows Mobile phones you will need to agree with all warning messages and run the agent.
For J2ME you will need to grant access to the network and your contacts for the Agent to work properly prior to running the application. Access settings are specific to the phone vendor, please refer below for more details.
On Nokia phones the process is as follows:
On Sony-Ericsson phones the process is as follows:
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You need to start Bloove Agent on your phone. It will display a progress indicator, and after successful syncing a message "Sync done" will appear on your mobile. There is also a synchronize progress indicator on the web page which is visible when you are logged in.
If you are a paid Bloove subscriber, you can set up automatic scheduled synchronizations. Please use the "Auto Sync" tab under the "Details" phone menu.
On Android and Windows Mobile phones you can use the "Turn Wi-Fi on" option to automatically activate the wireless connection during the synchronization process. The Wi-Fi will be turned off automatically after synchronization. Please note that this may not work on some phones. For example there is known error in iPAQ Voice Messenger firmware saying "iPAQUtil does not match Model ID". In this case please do not use the "Turn Wi-Fi on" option.
You need to start Bloove Agent on the phone and wait until the phone is showing online on the web page. After that you will be able to manage the phone, such as adding and editing contacts, SMS etc.
A small blue balloon is displayed near the contact name if there is a message or call history for it. Click on this balloon to see the history.
The server will send a command to the agent, which initiates sending the message on your behalf. Most J2ME phones require user confirmation to send an SMS. Symbian phones will store the message in the sent folder, however this is not possible for J2ME due to the lack of API support.
Bloove provides read-only access for your SMS.
Bloove performs two- way contact synchronization with authorized Google account each time you synchronize your mobile with Bloove. Enable phones you want to synchronize on the "Google Contacts" sync tab in your Profile menu.
Bloove synchronizes all contacts from your phone with all contacts in the "My Contacts" group in Google Contacts. All contact fields from mobile phones that are not supported in Google Contacts are passed across as user defined fields for reference. Google Contacts (Gmail) system groups are not synchronized because it is not possible to edit or delete them.
If any contact or group were to be modified on the mobile phone and in Google Contacts at the same time then the mobile version of the contact or group would be used. For new contacts from Google Contacts (Gmail), Bloove attempts to find already existing contacts (that have the same email address or phone number) on the mobile phone and to merge them to avoid duplicates.
Bloove Agent should be running only if your make changes to your contacts, make calls, send SMS messages etc. If Bloove Agent is not running, the phone data will still be accessible in the browser in read-only mode.
We use our own optimized protocol between the agent and the server. It uses up about 20 Kbytes per hour in idle mode. The largest data transfer will occur on the first connection, and this is about 10 Kbytes per 100 contacts. Subsequent operations transfer only data which has been changed.
Yes. All agent-server and server-browser communications are encrypted using SSL.
All modern Android 2.x, Windows Mobile 6.x, Symbian and most of SE & Nokia J2ME based mobile phones are supported by Bloove. You can find a detailed list of Bloove supported phones on our site.
Currently we've delayed Bloove Agent development for Apple iPhone and RIM Blackberry because they both don't provide API access to SMS and only contact sync is possible. "For security reasons" Windows Phone 7 doesn't provide API to access contacts, SMS and phone calls at all. So we're not going to support WP7 until it's changed.
Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7, Opera 9 and Google Chrome. Other browsers may work but these have not been tested and we do not guarantee their compatibility. You may use other browsers at your own risk and report your experiences in our forum.