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sudhirispl
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-18-2008
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Install application through SMS

Hi All,

I need to install application through SMS.SMS body will have link of cod file.when I get SMS that default SMS sholud show the Link. When I click this link then install the application.
so is it possible in BB, that when a SMS body contains  any hyperlink, it should be shown as a link(just like html) and user should be able to click that link and download the App.Or is there any other standard way in BB to install the Application through SMS?
Please help me.
Thanks and keenly waiting for your reply....

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MSohm
Posts: 14,434
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry PlayBook
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Install application through SMS

What you describe should work on a BlackBerry.  You can not install an application directly over SMS, but you can send a link that the user can open in the BlackBerry Browser and install the application over the air.  The following link explains the application deployment options available on BlackBerry.

 

How To - Load applications onto a BlackBerry smartphone
Article Number: DB-00041

http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/348583/800708/800647/How_To_...

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eaoliver
Posts: 205
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: 7230, 8700, 8820, 9000

Re: Install application through SMS

Actually, you could fragment cod files over a series (potentially several hundred messages), reassemble the cod file locally, and install the cod using the various CodeModuleGroup classes.

 

Believe it or not, this actually has applications in developing regions where SMSs are cheap and data service is non-existent.

 

Earl 

 

Earl Oliver
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ArthurKnight
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎10-07-2008
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Re: Install application through SMS


eaoliver wrote:

Actually, you could fragment cod files over a series (potentially several hundred messages), reassemble the cod file locally, and install the cod using the various CodeModuleGroup classes.

 

Believe it or not, this actually has applications in developing regions where SMSs are cheap and data service is non-existent.

 

Earl 

 


It sounds very interesting, because that is true, event with cheap data plans.

 

Can you give us a little more information?

 

Thanks!

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marchywka
Posts: 1,415
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
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Re: Install application through SMS

:smileyhappy:

 

 - I was hoping to be the first person on the block to suggest that.  I was actually going to use SMS

as a browser push alternative and assemble the html out of individual messages.

 

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eaoliver
Posts: 205
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: 7230, 8700, 8820, 9000

Re: Install application through SMS

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Yeah, I stumbled across this post and had to add my 2 cents.  I developed a library for using SMS as a data channel.  Given the bizzar behaviour of the SMS (service), the problem is non-trivial.

 

Here's a link to the project if you're interested.  

http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/eaoliver/sms.html

 

 

Earl 

Message Edited by eaoliver on 10-17-2008 01:03 PM
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eaoliver
Posts: 205
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Re: Install application through SMS

http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/eaoliver/sms.html

 

I'm aware of 4 projects that use this SMS-NIC.  

 

One based out of NYU that uses cell phones to take photos of some kind of secure water mark that is used by villagers to authenticate documents. 

 

Another project at UCLA uses it to relay seismic data from sensors nodes spread throughout the area.

 

and two based out of U Waterloo. One uses recycled cell phones as a data channel for delay tolerant networks in developing regions.  The other uses it to exchange private location data between BlackBerrys.

Earl Oliver
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marchywka
Posts: 1,415
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Re: Install application through SMS

I've actually got a couple of related ideas. I wanted to set up some servers for photo interpretation including

OCR, that are hard to do locally. The apps range from home appliance repair to insect identification and

initial tentative reports of emerging ag or human pathogens.

I hadn't considered the data channel to be that big of a deal. You know offhand if the 3rd world carriers let

you use cell tower location without having to complain? LOL.

 

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eaoliver
Posts: 205
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: 7230, 8700, 8820, 9000

Re: Install application through SMS

Well, cell tower triangulation is performed on the mobile, so it doesn't matter what the telcos think.  All you need is the GPS coordinate of each broadcasted cell ID.
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marchywka
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Re: Install application through SMS

How do you triangulate from j2me?

 

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