Youtube videos for playSMS 1.3.1 with Gammu on Ubuntu 15.04

You might find these videos helpful if you’re new to playSMS and would like to get started a bit faster. I see that the tutorial is using the latest playSMS version at the moment and that is good.

Here you are:

Thanks to the uploader. Please visit this blog for some more explanation (some additional screenshots).

Enjoy.

playSMS 1.3.1 is available

The latest playSMS version 1.3.1 has been released, its available on the Download page.

Changes made since previous version are as follow:

  • MAJOR: Fix missing field chunk on queue which caused fresh playSMS 1.3 unable to send SMS
  • Fix typo dlr_mask on Kannel gateway plugin
  • Fix gateway plugin Generic to accept non-zero respond as p_status=1 (sent)
  • Fix #490 missing 1st word on Inbox group catchall
  • Fix #491 wrong unicode detection when sending SMS from sendfromfile

Like always installation and upgrade instruction will be available in playSMS Book Project.

Upgrade to playSMS v1.3

Recently I announced playSMS 1.2 and 1.2.1 contained a bug that was considered a MAJOR bug. And now the bug has been fixed. I have tested that on my server and it looked alright. I hope anyone using playSMS is as enthusiast as me and be willing to test the fix. Tell you the truth I tested on my own server and haven’t heard from anyone if the fix is also working properly on theirs. But I’m pretty sure it will, that is why I release the latest version, playSMS version 1.3.

Get it from the download page. Installation and upgrade as usual available from playSMS Book Project.

Enjoy.

MAJOR Bug on playSMS 1.2 and above

I would like to announce that I stumbled upon something that I considered a MAJOR bug, during a project using playSMS 1.2.1. The bug was causing most of the SMS sent more than once, I saw twice but it could be more.

I think I know why. I suspect the way playSMS daemon send the SMS to gateways were coded wrongly.

A fix is on the way. I suggest NOT to use playSMS 1.2 and above until next release, 1.3 is available.

Sorry for the trouble. Discuss here.

playSMS v1.2.1 released

Good day everyone. I’ve released the latest version of playSMS, version 1.2.1 a few days ago. This release has some important addition to the earlier release 1.2. I suggest for everyone who already using 1.2 to get this one and upgrade. I know, why so short the distance between version, the answer is because I forgot to update the version number in database ˆˆ, its important.

I also included some more changes and bugfixes in 1.2.1. Upgrading playSMS is easy and documented in playSMS Book, please upgrade :) Thanks.

Enjoy.

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