Thursday, September 16, 2010

SMS - Talk through mobile from facebook !! :-)

Various application layer protocols always impressed me. Especially HTTP, as my understanding about it has been pretty good. There has been one thing that i have been doing pretty good, site scrapping.

What is site scrapping? Defining it is very simple. It is the process of extracting some information from a website that has complex interface (with flash, ads, etc.) and using that information for our own purposes. Though scrapping many websites (especially government ones) may be illegal.

Here is one such application that i have developed. This application is purely a brain child of the HTTP i have understood. It provides an interface to the famous Free SMS Gateways in India 160by2 and way2sms through a facebook application. It has been one of the dead works that remained uncared for a long time. Now that i have a decent amount of online presence, i have refined it and trying to popularize it through my blog (should i call it blogvertise ?).

Using this application is simple. Register yourself at Way2SMS or at 160by2. Goto http://apps.facebook.com/smstalk. Add your account here and you are good to go. Though this application is not a big feat, it just provides a simple and clean interface (exposed as a facebook app) for the ad clustered interfaces of the famous free sms gateways in India.

Here are a few screenshots:

SMS - Talk through mobile from facebook !! :-)
SMS - Talk through mobile from facebook !! :-)
SMS - Talk through mobile from facebook !! :-)


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-Vignesh