Using Evothings to send a text message

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Using Evothings to send a text message

Postby sjaladi » 21:28, 06 Aug 2015

Hello All,

I am working on a project which would require an iOS app that receives a button press from an RFduino over bluetooth and sends a preset message to a pre-loaded phone number. I am wondering if I can prototype the functionality of this app using Evothings. I am very new to programming (I have a mechanical background) but I learn quickly so I'm hoping someone on here can point me in the right direction if this can even be done.

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Re: Using Evothings to send a text message

Postby Fredrik » 22:49, 06 Aug 2015

Short answer: no.

Long answer: There is a "cordova-sms-plugin", but...
a) It's not included in the Evothings Client, since we want to avoid functionality that would cost money for the user. You can include it if you build a custom client or a custom cordova app.
b) On iOS, it can only start the Messaging app and load text into a message, it can't actually send an SMS. The user still has to press the "Send" button on the phone. This is a design decision by Apple.

However, on Android it is possible to send SMS without user interaction. Perhaps you can switch target platform for your app?

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