Handy application ideas

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at skynet.be
Fri Feb 2 00:57:22 CET 2007


There's 2 apps I think would be really usefull:
SMS Remote Control.
Allow the NEO user to record a 'macro', like 'Call number xxxx in 
speaker-phone mode' , 'Beep loudly' or 'SMS my GPS coordinates to number xxx' 
etc (basically a shell script that could be created by selecting actions from 
a list in a GUI).
Then allow them to assign this macro to a key-word, and password.
If an SMS or email is received with that keyword and password in it, the phone 
should execute the associated macro .
This would allow you to sms your phone to beep loudly if you can't find it, 
even if it is in the 'silent' profile and you wouldn't hear it ring if you 
called it.
You could also sms it to send you its GPS coords, if you think it has been 
You could initiate it to make voice calls in speaker-phone mode, controlled 
from your PC, or some other device.
You could build the phone into a car, and use this to command your car 
remotely, through a USB break-out box - set heating to x degrees, lock 
everything, cut engine at next halt, talk to driver over speaker-phone etc. 

These SMS commands could be set to suppress any audio signal normally played 
when a message is received, and auto-discard themselves after execution.

The second app would be a simple 'phone home ping' That would SMS the phone's 
current phone number, and GPS coords to a secure SMS gateway each time the 
SIM card is changed.
This way if the phone was stolen, and the sim card was changed you would know 
the current phone number so you could send SMS commands to track the phone, 

Then a nice sensor for V2 would be an RFID chip scanner. This way the phone 
could be completely locked unless it detected the RFID chip you had put in 
your arm on your last trip to a disco on Ibiza, or it could know how much 
money you had on you by detecting the RFID chips that are in banknotes...
Not meant 100% seriously that one ;o)



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