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Message App – Templates.

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Hello everyone, today we will add a new feature in the message App. Now it will be possible to create template messages to send to your contacts.

Just as an example, imagine that you want to ask to Jim, Gary and Tom what are they doing. Usually you would create three different SMSs to send to them. But with this new feature you would create a template like this: “Hey, what are you doing tonight, <name> ?” and then  you add your friends and click send. The App will parse your message and send to each of your friends the following message:

Message to Jim – “Hey, what are you doing tonight, Jim?”

Message to Gary – “Hey, what are you doing tonight,  Gary?”

Message to Tom – “Hey, what are you doing tonight,  Tom?”

So let’s start!

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Tizen SDK 1.0 – Porting the SMS App

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Last week Samsung released the newest version of the Tizen’s SDK and it’s called Larkspur. A lot of things have been added and you will see that the look and feel of the phone is different. If you’re interested in the release notes, you can check it here: .

I upgraded my SDK to the new one and I realized that my SMS App wasn’t working anymore and I discovered that they made some changes in the messaging API after a quick  investigation. I couldn’t find a place where they say what was changed in the API for the 1.0 version, so if you made an APP download the newest SDK and test it !

Now that we are aware of this little inconvenience I will explain that changes that must be made to the SMS app to work in this new version.

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SMS App – Improved

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Welcome back everyone, today we will continue the development of the SMS App adding two functionalities. We will be able to send SMS and integrate with the contacts list.

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A simple SMS reader

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Today we will make our first Tizen App. If you used the phone emulator before, you will notice that it does not  have a built-in SMS App and to be honest I don’t know why they didn’t make one. So as our first App we will make a simple SMS reader.

For now Apps are made using HTML and Javascript (jQuery is avaliable), but in the future other ways to construct Apps might be possible. If you don’t know anything about HTML, Javascript and the plugin jQuery. Take a look in these links:

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