Text Messaging Application Design
joshua at willowisp.net
Tue Oct 23 19:00:26 CEST 2007
Dave Neary wrote:
> Christie Dudley wrote:
>> What's important to me is the ability to:
>> 1) support multiple protocols and multiple simultaneous messages
>> 2) Receive notification of new messages (configurable for sound,
>> flashing, and plugged into sound schemes)
>> 3) switch between simultaneous message windows easily
> I hope I'm not being too cheeky when I say that the WengoPhone supports
> all this functionality, and also supports voice & video - and we could
> do a GTK+ interface on top of our engine for openmoko...
WengoPhone looks interesting. Does it support having multiple contact
methods for a single contact? Does it support priority of method?
I have a friend named Patrick (actually true :P):
Patrick texts like a teenage girl, he is always reachable by texting,
but I don't have any form of text plan, because I don't use it much.
Patrick also has a yahoo ID, and occasionally even shows up in normal
mode instead of stealth.
I would like to "message" Patrick without thinking about whether to text
him or IM him, Would it be possible to check status on yahoo (for
example) and if online, send over yahoo, if not, send over SMS? (this
requires grouping all contact methods for a given person under a single
This is an extremely simple use case, but it could get quite complex
with multiple IM clients, SIP, etc... Ideally, I would be able to set
my own preferences (IM first, then SMS), but also set preferences for my
contacts (prefered method = SMS in this case). Then I would be able to
decide how 'set I am in my ways' or whether I want to allow my contacts'
preferences to override my defaults.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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