Author: Koushik Dutta <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Jul 14 18:41:17 2011 -0700
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.
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:
- A dispatcher uses it to communicate with all his trucks.
- A businessman left his phone at home while travelling abroad, and was still able to manage his texts.
- 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!