AS/Obj-C/Cocoa: Retrieving SMSes from Google Voice upon delivery?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by moonman239, May 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    So here's the deal. I want my phone to be able to send commands to my Mac via SMS. The idea is that I want to build an app that allows people to send commands to their Mac. I suppose I could use push e-mail, and probably will because I can send e-mails from my phone. I would rather not, because not everyone has Internet access on their cellphones. Yes, they could probably store an e-mail address in their phones, but I don't think they would like having to do that.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Aug 9, 2009
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    I googled this:
    google voice api

    and found this:
    http://www.googlevoice.org/pages.php?title=sniffing

    I also found a lot of other articles, posts, etc. on places like Stack Overflow, google code, etc. that are more discouraging. So unless Google publishes a stable API, like Amazon has done for S3, then you should make a strong effort to isolate the low-level details from everything else.

    And unless you make some additional effort at security (authentication in particular), don't be surprised if someone texts you an 'rm -fR ~' command that wipes an account.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not very worried about security. As long as the program only responds to SMSs from phone numbers that the user designates, I think everything will be just fine.
     

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