Beam It Up Scotty. Funski name for a clever little application which lets you convert, compress and upload files to any mobile phone. Why you ask? Well, for one thing it’s a great way to transfer files from your computer to a remote friend’s cell phone. Physically remote of course, not emotionally…oh never mind.
We uploaded a 24 MB .avi file, and it was a fast and painless process. Once the file is uploaded, if it’s video you can optimise (i.e. compress) it for the iPhone or for low or high quality 3gp on the fly. The service will then send an SMS to the target phone with a link to download the file. All files are stored for a month.
Although the service is free, it’s a shame that they automatically cut video and audio length back to 5 minutes, especially when you remember that YouTube vids have a max run time of 10 minutes. Ah well, still a good effort all round, and very useful.
Beam It Up Scotty is a service that allows anybody to quickly send their favorite image, audio or video file to their cellphone. It will be automatically converted into a cellphone compatible file format. After the file has been uploaded to our system, you can choose to compress it to reduce download time and transfer costs. After conversion, we will send an SMS/text message with a download link to your cellphone. Using this link you can download the file to your phone.