App Idea ... I'd use this every day.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mgpg89, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    Hi,

    I have an idea for an iPhone app but I don't know if it's doable.
    I'm not a developer at all, so that's why I'm posting this here for you guys to see.

    One thing I lack, is the possibility to send text messages with your Mac, using your iPhone ...

    So, you open this app on your Mac (for you to develop as well haha), select a phone number in 'Contacts' and send them a text message.
    Then your Mac connects to your iPhone (maybe over the LAN, maybe Bluetooth, maybe using a cable?) and uses your iPhone to send the text message.

    So actually your iPhone is sending the message, but you're using your Mac to do so.
    I know I would definitely use an app like this every day and it would save me LOADS of time.

    Again, I don't know if this is possible to develop or not, or if there is even a general interest in such an app ...
     
  2. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Great idea! I don't think its doable at all, but I want to hear the dev's opinions.
     
  3. rsd macrumors member

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    HIA!

    Nice idea buddy, deffo somthing i would use everday to! such a simple idea but what a time saver it would be.

    Now you just need a lovely person to make it :D
     
  4. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    It's not possible for apps to send SMS messages. They can only open a new SMS with the telephone number pre-populated.
     
  6. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Not sure I understand the point of this app, since you're using the phone to send the SMS already -- why not just do it from the phone, and not the Mac? Is it just to save time writing the text message? (Which I don't understand either, since writing on the phone is about as fast as typing on my Mac for me).
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Address Book used to have exactly this feature. Seems Apple removed it in 10.5. BluePhoneElite does it as well, but I don't think the iPhone supports such a bluetooth connection (I've never tried though).
     
  8. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Duh

    Why don't you just use an instant messaging program? It's a no-brainer.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    exactly, you can send sms messages with the aim iphone app that wont go against your text plan
     
  10. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Wonder if its possible using a jailbreak app.

    All you would need is ssh in and have a script which took the number and message.

    Much faster SMS typing using your keyboard.
     

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