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Application to PUSH screen or page to a user via Internet

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First let me say I'm not a developer. I'm looking for someone that can
either do this for me or point me to a technology that can. I'm in need of a
way via the Internet to push a screen or webpage to a user. For example: If
I'm speaking to you on the phone and I'm reviewing the purchase of a product
and we are looking at options. I want to show you options X. I'd like to
push you a webpage to your IP address. Then if I want to show you options Y
I'd like to push you a new page. This doesn't have to be a webpage, but I'd
prefer not to have to have the end-user install much. Perhaps an activeX
control so something.

Please forgive me if I'm not using the correct terms, but I hope I have
explained my objective. If this is not the right newsgroup, if you could
direct me to the correct one.

Thanks and I hope this is possible... off the shelf or custom code, I just
need it done.

- Mark
Nov 10 '06 #1
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Actually Mark,
There are a number of vendors with "off the shelf" solutions like this that
include online "chat", showing presentations or content to the specific user,
etc.
I am not familiar with who they are, but a simple search with your favorite
search engine should turn up plenty of possibilities.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Mark Siler" wrote:
First let me say I'm not a developer. I'm looking for someone that can
either do this for me or point me to a technology that can. I'm in need of a
way via the Internet to push a screen or webpage to a user. For example: If
I'm speaking to you on the phone and I'm reviewing the purchase of a product
and we are looking at options. I want to show you options X. I'd like to
push you a webpage to your IP address. Then if I want to show you options Y
I'd like to push you a new page. This doesn't have to be a webpage, but I'd
prefer not to have to have the end-user install much. Perhaps an activeX
control so something.

Please forgive me if I'm not using the correct terms, but I hope I have
explained my objective. If this is not the right newsgroup, if you could
direct me to the correct one.

Thanks and I hope this is possible... off the shelf or custom code, I just
need it done.

- Mark
Nov 10 '06 #2

P: n/a
Hi Peter -

I'm not interested in a chat program... and preferably something that
doesn't require the client to download much if at all. I did a bit more
looking around and found something called COMET and wondered if that would
be a solution... well something developed using COMET. Specifically what
I'm trying to accomplish is what is called Menu Selling. Works great if you
have the customer sitting right in front of you, but if they are in one
location and you're in another, not so good unless I can have them go to a
link and see page one. If they don't like that then I can customize a few
things and present them with page 2 that I push to them.

I know people have suggested solutions like WebEx or LiveMeeting but I
really don't want to have to share my desktop application just to show them
a few pages. You suggested there were a few "off the shelf" solutions and
that would be totally cool... what terms should I search one. I'll be glad
to do the work. I've been poking around with "Push Technology" but haven't
come up with much.

- Mark
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.comwrote in message
news:90**********************************@microsof t.com...
Actually Mark,
There are a number of vendors with "off the shelf" solutions like this
that
include online "chat", showing presentations or content to the specific
user,
etc.
I am not familiar with who they are, but a simple search with your
favorite
search engine should turn up plenty of possibilities.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Mark Siler" wrote:
>First let me say I'm not a developer. I'm looking for someone that can
either do this for me or point me to a technology that can. I'm in need
of a
way via the Internet to push a screen or webpage to a user. For example:
If
I'm speaking to you on the phone and I'm reviewing the purchase of a
product
and we are looking at options. I want to show you options X. I'd like to
push you a webpage to your IP address. Then if I want to show you options
Y
I'd like to push you a new page. This doesn't have to be a webpage, but
I'd
prefer not to have to have the end-user install much. Perhaps an activeX
control so something.

Please forgive me if I'm not using the correct terms, but I hope I have
explained my objective. If this is not the right newsgroup, if you could
direct me to the correct one.

Thanks and I hope this is possible... off the shelf or custom code, I
just
need it done.

- Mark

Nov 10 '06 #3

P: n/a
The http protocol is not really that well suited to this type of thing as
its really based on the concept of requests and responses, so you need to
take a step back and put your application developer head on and think about
connection oriented systems.

Peter wasn't necessarily meaning an online chat application - just that the
approach to solving it is likely to be along the same lines.

If I was you, I would look at doing some form of flash solution, where the
flash control in the browser can be controlled by instructions it gets from
polling the web system it was initially delivered from - almost real time
instructions you give it while the viewer is on the phone, and it changes
the display accordingly. Its not rocket science, it just requires some
thinking out of the box. Of course, you may be able to do a similar thing
using ajax to query the server for a new instruction of what to display - or
what page to move to next.

--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog

"Mark Siler" <jo******@domain.comwrote in message
news:uE**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Hi Peter -

I'm not interested in a chat program... and preferably something that
doesn't require the client to download much if at all. I did a bit more
looking around and found something called COMET and wondered if that would
be a solution... well something developed using COMET. Specifically what
I'm trying to accomplish is what is called Menu Selling. Works great if
you have the customer sitting right in front of you, but if they are in
one location and you're in another, not so good unless I can have them go
to a link and see page one. If they don't like that then I can customize a
few things and present them with page 2 that I push to them.

I know people have suggested solutions like WebEx or LiveMeeting but I
really don't want to have to share my desktop application just to show
them a few pages. You suggested there were a few "off the shelf"
solutions and that would be totally cool... what terms should I search
one. I'll be glad to do the work. I've been poking around with "Push
Technology" but haven't come up with much.

- Mark
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.comwrote in message
news:90**********************************@microsof t.com...
>Actually Mark,
There are a number of vendors with "off the shelf" solutions like this
that
include online "chat", showing presentations or content to the specific
user,
etc.
I am not familiar with who they are, but a simple search with your
favorite
search engine should turn up plenty of possibilities.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Mark Siler" wrote:
>>First let me say I'm not a developer. I'm looking for someone that can
either do this for me or point me to a technology that can. I'm in need
of a
way via the Internet to push a screen or webpage to a user. For example:
If
I'm speaking to you on the phone and I'm reviewing the purchase of a
product
and we are looking at options. I want to show you options X. I'd like to
push you a webpage to your IP address. Then if I want to show you
options Y
I'd like to push you a new page. This doesn't have to be a webpage, but
I'd
prefer not to have to have the end-user install much. Perhaps an activeX
control so something.

Please forgive me if I'm not using the correct terms, but I hope I have
explained my objective. If this is not the right newsgroup, if you could
direct me to the correct one.

Thanks and I hope this is possible... off the shelf or custom code, I
just
need it done.

- Mark


Nov 10 '06 #4

P: n/a
Thank John -

Flash, now there's an idea. Do you anyone or a company that is a good
out-of-the-box thinking type person/company that I could hire to help
develop this application etiher in AJAX or Flash or anyother
language/development tool? Or do you know of any company that had done
somthing like this that perhaps I could contact?

Thank you for your help.

"John Timney (MVP)" <x_****@timney.eclipse.co.ukwrote in message
news:rt********************@eclipse.net.uk...
The http protocol is not really that well suited to this type of thing as
its really based on the concept of requests and responses, so you need to
take a step back and put your application developer head on and think
about connection oriented systems.

Peter wasn't necessarily meaning an online chat application - just that
the approach to solving it is likely to be along the same lines.

If I was you, I would look at doing some form of flash solution, where the
flash control in the browser can be controlled by instructions it gets
from polling the web system it was initially delivered from - almost real
time instructions you give it while the viewer is on the phone, and it
changes the display accordingly. Its not rocket science, it just requires
some thinking out of the box. Of course, you may be able to do a similar
thing using ajax to query the server for a new instruction of what to
display - or what page to move to next.

--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog

"Mark Siler" <jo******@domain.comwrote in message
news:uE**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Hi Peter -

I'm not interested in a chat program... and preferably something that
doesn't require the client to download much if at all. I did a bit more
looking around and found something called COMET and wondered if that
would be a solution... well something developed using COMET.
Specifically what I'm trying to accomplish is what is called Menu
Selling. Works great if you have the customer sitting right in front of
you, but if they are in one location and you're in another, not so good
unless I can have them go to a link and see page one. If they don't like
that then I can customize a few things and present them with page 2 that
I push to them.

I know people have suggested solutions like WebEx or LiveMeeting but I
really don't want to have to share my desktop application just to show
them a few pages. You suggested there were a few "off the shelf"
solutions and that would be totally cool... what terms should I search
one. I'll be glad to do the work. I've been poking around with "Push
Technology" but haven't come up with much.

- Mark
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.comwrote in
message news:90**********************************@microsof t.com...
>>Actually Mark,
There are a number of vendors with "off the shelf" solutions like this
that
include online "chat", showing presentations or content to the specific
user,
etc.
I am not familiar with who they are, but a simple search with your
favorite
search engine should turn up plenty of possibilities.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Mark Siler" wrote:

First let me say I'm not a developer. I'm looking for someone that can
either do this for me or point me to a technology that can. I'm in need
of a
way via the Internet to push a screen or webpage to a user. For
example: If
I'm speaking to you on the phone and I'm reviewing the purchase of a
product
and we are looking at options. I want to show you options X. I'd like
to
push you a webpage to your IP address. Then if I want to show you
options Y
I'd like to push you a new page. This doesn't have to be a webpage, but
I'd
prefer not to have to have the end-user install much. Perhaps an
activeX
control so something.

Please forgive me if I'm not using the correct terms, but I hope I have
explained my objective. If this is not the right newsgroup, if you
could
direct me to the correct one.

Thanks and I hope this is possible... off the shelf or custom code, I
just
need it done.

- Mark



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