Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Just figured I’d post that I added a Contact drop-down to SMS Location.  Start typing in the contact name and it will show you all of the phone numbers.


Just a reminder – if you downloaded please go to the market and give a rating and maybe a comment or 2.  Thanks!


I’m planning on doing some revisions to SMS Location and adding the following features:

1. You can type a name and search contacts (similar to Handcent SMS)

2. Ability to send e-mail.

3. Ability to edit message prior to sending.

Hopefully I’ll release at least one of the features over the weekend.  If you have any other feature requests, leave them here (or better yet on the Market page along with a rating…) and I’ll see what I can do!


Thanks everyone…

Posted: January 25, 2011 in computers
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I just wanted to thank everyone who has installed SMS location up till now. It’s passed the 50 download milestone…Now all it needs are ratings and comments.

SMS Location Update

Posted: January 24, 2011 in computers
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I updated SMS Location to fix a problem where the link sent in an SMS would be used as the start location for a directions search and not show up as a search result.

To market…to market…

Posted: January 20, 2011 in computers
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OK.  Now you can download SMS Location version from the Android Market.  Just use the QR code below 🙂


Download SMS Location!

I hope no one has gotten bored with all this stuff about the app I’ve been working on and I promise I’ll talk about other topics soon.  I put a new version of the app (at the same URL) so if you installed it I highly recommend you grab the updated version.  This should fix the bugs I’ve been seeing with force closes.  As it remains, I have one thing left to do before I post it on the market – hopefully in the coming week.  Thanks all!

some screenshots…

Posted: January 19, 2011 in computers
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I just figured I’d upload some screenshots of the SMS location app I posted about yesterday…


App opens

App opens

Contact selected

Contact selected



After send message

After send message

A bit of Android programming

Posted: January 18, 2011 in computers
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As I said earlier I planned on taking the App Inventor version of the SMS Location app I did and writing it in Java.  It came out better – and smaller – and I’m thinking about publishing it in the Market.  I know there’s still some work to be done but I figured I’d upload a Beta version if anyone wants to try it.  If you do, let me know what you think – good bad or ugly – so I can work on getting it better.  Here’s the URL or just scan the QR code.

Download SMS-Location for Android

Well, I said I’d talk about programming so I will.   A few weeks ago one of my co-workers asked me if I knew of an Android app that would take your GPS co-ordinates (or address) and send them to someone via SMS.  It seems his wife was always having trouble telling him where she was and he needed some help being able to find her.  I thought about it for a minute and realized I knew of an app that displayed the co-ordinates and one that sent by e-mail but none that sent by SMS.  Since Google had just made App Inventor open to the public I decided this was a good time to try it out.  4 or 5 hours of work later I had this – it will SMS the address or co-ordinates of the phone to any recipient in the contacts list.  I had the base of it up and running in less than 2 hours and gave it some finishing touches and debugging with the rest of the time.  My next Android project?  Writing the same app in Java…

Just scan the QR code to download the App Inventor version (Google still won’t let them be posted to the market 😦 )