Archive for May, 2009

We finally release our long await FirstSpot v6 beta 1 at the end of April.

We manage squeeze in many features. But one of them we definitely want to highlight is “In-browser Message”. Our vision in the hotspot market is that it’s business model focus go through several phase:

1) direct payment (e.g. credit card)

2) indirect payment (e.g. consume a product, then get a prepaid card for access for 60 minutes)

3) value-added hotspot (e.g. message broadcast, advertisement)

We feel that we are at the early stage of phase 3 right now. Part of the reason it is early stage is that the technology is quite new. FirstSpot’s In-Browser Message feature is one of the first (if not the only) hotspot management software in the world to support this.