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DeskSMS – Text From Anywhere!



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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, is the last night full night of sleep I have gotten in a while. On that day, I started hatching my newest app, DeskSMS. It was an idea I had been bouncing around for a year or so, but never executed for various reasons. There were a few competitors out at the time, but I was certain I could build a better product. And, I did. At least I think so. And the media seems to agree. Smile


DeskSMS is an Android and iOS (jailbroken) app that forwards all your text messages and call history to your GTalk, GMail, or a convenient website and browser extension. It’s basically Google Voice, except with an open API, more delivery options, and minus the number porting inconvenience. One click setup, so even if you’re not tech savvy, you are up and running in 30 seconds.

During development, I’ve seen a lot of creative and funny uses for DeskSMS:

  1. A dispatcher uses it to communicate with all his trucks.
  2. A businessman left his phone at home while travelling abroad, and was still able to manage his texts.
  3. Pretend like you are working at work, when you are actually texting.

But mostly, it’s just an unbelievably convenient tool and time saver. Check it out on the Android Market!

Epic4G Bootstrap

Looking for an Epic4G kernel that has Clockwork Recovery and ROM Manager support built in? Several devs banded together to create a bootstrap for this device. In no particular order:
  • Tanimn: ext4 support (donate)
  • DRockstar: rfs/dual support (donate)
  • rjmjr: lending me a phone
You can support my work grab the kernel flasher off of the Android market for $2.99.
Or you can get it free from the download link here on my site.

ROM Manager Quattro


I’m really proud of ROM Manager 4! It’s the culmination/conglomeration of several projects:

  • ROM Manager now supports comments and ratings!
  • The service behind ROM Manager 4 is hosted on DeployFu.
  • Learned and wrote the service in ASP .NET MVC 3.
  • Finally got around to unsuckifying the ROM Manager UI.
  • WebConnect is no longer a useless chrome-to-phone downloader.
  • Paving the way for even bigger things to come… (hint: a website)

Grab ROM Manager on the Market or a direct download here!