Re: Idea for a program

Of course, I can. We need to discuss requirements for it, which we can
off list. We can start with textAway initially, but since it provides
the service only for mobile phones, I'll not be able to test it.

On 6/20/08, Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you can help me develop code in C# or VBNET that automates use of a
> web form to do this, that would be great.
> Jamal
> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Varun Khosla
> wrote:
>
>> Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:39:22 +0530
>> From: Varun Khosla <varun.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: Idea for a program
>>
>> Hi Jamal,
>> As far as I know, there's hardly any free web service that provides
>> developer APIs for sending SMS. A lot are out there, but one has to
>> pay some amount (per SMS or volume) to have an access. But yes, there
>> are many free web services that provides SMS to be sent via webform,
>> and you can automate the process provided that the service doesn't
>> have captcha (visual verification) to be filled for. Even for that,
>> you'll have to find the one which is persistent (many stops after a
>> while) in order to have your program work longer.
>> in case of web forms, you can use .net, web browser control for such
>> purpose. I can help you if you require.
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> On 6/19/08, Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I would like to develop a simple program that presents a dialog with an
>> > edit box for a phone number and another for a message (as well as others
>> > if needed), which then sends the text message to the (mobile) phone.
>> > Does
>> > anyone know of a free API to do this?  If you know of a free, accessible
>> > program that already does this, which is efficient to use, than the need
>> > may already be met.  I do know of a web site that enables this freely
>> > via
>> > a form,
>> > http://TextAway.com
>> >
>> > Is it possible to automate the filling out of the form via a script?  I
>> > do
>> > not know enough about how such web scripting is done, and whether there
>> > are security barriers that sites use to prevent this.
>> >
>> > This would be an open source project, so if anyone can help me get
>> > started
>> > in any language, it could be a collaboration.
>> >
>> > Jamal
>> >
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