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Build an app that informs people before they reach landmark tweet count, such as 10,000, or 50k or a palindrome number or a number set by user.
Title says it all. The voicenote is a long wound rant about the simple title :)
What you see here: Pritam sent me an SMS on my phone, which was forwarded to my email. I replied to that email, it was magically converted into a text message and sent from my phone.Works seamlessly and beautifully. As a user, there is _nothing_ extra to be learned to use this solution. Refer to http://post.ly/1u60P for details. Do tell: Would you pay a small fee to get this functionality, put into one single app on your phone, securely?
- I don’t like to type messages on mobile’s touchscreen keyboard when at computer.
- I want a backup of all my communication – including text messages, received and sent.
- Forward all text messages to email.
- Reply sent to this email generates a sms from phone and is sent to the original text sender.
- Install PythonS60 + PythonScriptShell on mobile
- Install Sydewynder framework
- Modify the wefeelfine.py example script in Sydewynder to send data to a url via http GET.
- Add a small patch to find out the phone number of the message sender (workaround for PyS60 API limitation)
- Create a Google App Engine application to handle the http GET request.
- Grab the data, dump into email subject and body and send to my email address.
- Subject format: Firstname Lastname [+91phonenumber]
- Body: message
- Install and set up FromSMS on your Symbian phone ( http://fromsms.net )
- Set up app engine to receive and process emails.
- Reply to the received email, remember to remove all extra text (inline quote, signatures)
- Catch the email in appengine application, parse the phone number from the subject.
- Using the fromsms api-id, phone number and body content send data to FromSMS API via urlfetch https/POST.
- Assuming you have set up FromSMS properly, it will send out the text message to the phone number.
Sometime in the near future, I want to queue torrents for downloading via email/chat/sms, which are picked up by my workstation for downloading. The whole setup will be fairly complex, so I’m working on smaller components – first being able to get a torrent file form given keywords.First thing to do is search if someone else has solved your problem, I found this: http://danfolkes.com/2008/02/06/torrent-search/ . It gave me direction and ideas to begin writing code. My current script looks nothing like it though, and can be used as a library to get list of torrents, their seeders, size and comment count. Do note that this will break when the site changes design. If run as a standalone, tfind.py simply takes in command line arguments, performs a search, gets the torrent url, downloads the file in current directory and exits. No fuss, no questions. You can grab app/source code here: https://bitbucket.org/hiway/torrentfinder/ I’ll leave you with a quote: “You are what you don’t automate.”