playSMS version 1.1 has been released

New version has been released and available for downloads. This version contains some bugfixes, code cleanups and plugin improvements.

Get the package from Sourceforge.

Visit playSMS Book Project for more information about how to install fresh from the oven and upgrade from playSMS version 1.0.

Continue reading playSMS version 1.1 has been released

playSMS in Windows with Gammu

Are you still interested in using playSMS in Windows ?

Well, someone has wrote the manual for you in playSMS Forum. The manual is about installing playSMS in Microsoft Windows with Gammu for Windows as the gateway.

Check it out: https://forum.playsms.org/t/installing-playsms-on-windows/66

Please note that the playSMS in used was pretty old, version 0.9.9.2 or 0.9.8, and unfortunately the manual won’t work for playSMS 1.0.

Enjoy.

New Project docker-playsms

It’s been an interesting week, adding a new project related to playSMS, called: docker-playsms.

Read the intro here:

And read this article as an example implementation of the project:

Discuss Docker for playSMS here:

Enjoy.

Introducing playSMS Forum

It’s been a while since we use Google Groups as playSMS User Group forum. It’s working, it has help a lot and doing its job.

But, I think we need something better. That is why I installed Discourse to be used as our new playSMS Forum.

Is it really better than Google Groups ? I have no idea. Seemingly, looking at the feature sets provided by Discourse, I believe it should be better. Time will tell ? Maybe.

Anyway, let’s give it a shot. IMHO forum software doesn’t matter much if the content doesn’t help us advancing our self. We can change back, change again with other software, if this one doesn’t work.

So please visit the forum, post your questions, answers, issues and ideas there. Fill the forum with information related to playSMS.

See ya.

anton

 

Example use of SMS Command for Mikrotik

When you have working playSMS with Kannel, and Mikrotik configured to do something (not related to SMS), you can integrate them to serve something to your users. In the article below the author mentioned that the goals are:

  1. To renew expired users via sending Username and SCRATCH CODE to playSMS (Ubuntu Server)
  2. To renew expired users via sending SCRATCH CODE & verify the code with the user profile [later]

Users will be asked to send SMS to playSMS, and playSMS will handle it on its SMS Command to run a script that verify the SMS and commands Mikrotik to do something.

Visit complete article here:

https://aacable.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/sharing-ideas-mikrotik-with-kannelplaysms/

Enjoy.

playSMS 1.0 has been released

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Finally, playSMS version 1.0 has been released. No party, no nothing, this would be yet another playSMS release. But, there are a lot of things added, removed, changed, fixed in this version since 0.9.9.2.

You might want to test first on demo page.

Install and upgrade instructions will be added in playSMS Book Project.

Get it from download page.

Enjoy.