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News / goText is legacy, moving forward to Kontalk!
« on: March 12, 2015, 11:17:39 pm »
Hello everyone,
I'm writing this post to annouce you all and all new visitors of this website (and also all the bots, I know you have a soul!) that the registration of this forum is totally closed. All posts and users will remain active for historical reasons and for discussions, but I inform you that, even if working Services will remain active, this project is formally legacy we are moving forward to Kontalk http://kontalk.org





Communication is evolving fast and SMS are not so many import for consumers, so we are moving forward to Kontalk, an open source, secure, encrypted and reliable communication system based on XMPP protocol (sameone of Whatsapp, Line, etc) and thus open both in the client side than the server side, in the full spirit for goText.


Currently, only Android version is available, but iOS version is also coming soon and I suggest you to try it out the Android version from Google Play or F-Droid


Communication still matter for consumers, moving from SMS to chat and push notifications, with a new paradigma: where once SMS cost was the barrier that spread up solutions as goText in order to save money,  now instant communication and data privacy are the key value, moving forward to the Internet-of-Things and BigData. Someone is already spying you, who cares? We just care about the independency of the communication itself, that should be always free (as in freedom) and reliable.


We plan to join the Kontalk network with an XMPP node for the Kontalk federated server cluster and, damn, send SMS the way we know!!


Cheers and rock'n'roll,
bluesman

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Xml Services / SMS Slide [free]: to Worldwide numbers
« on: April 17, 2013, 03:17:37 pm »
Description
With this service you can send free SMS worldwide.

Message can be up to 158 characters long and contains ad at the beginning.


Registration
No registration required

Configuration
Download the "SMS Slide" Xml Service file (do right click => "Save target as"), and add it inside goText++ Desk! in Service screen.


Important Notes
SMS are free an unlimited until a certain thresold. Consult SMS Slide website for full country list and further informations http://www.smsslide.net/



Service status
Working


Repositories
all-smsslide.xml


Service author
bluesman

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Xml Services / Skebby [1sms/day] : to Italian mobile numbers
« on: March 07, 2013, 03:37:30 pm »

Description
With this service you can send 1 free SMS every day to italian mobile numbers.

Message can be up to 112 characters long and contains ad at the beginning.


Registration
No registration required

Configuration
Download the "Skebby free" Xml Service file (do right click => "Save target as"), and add it inside goText++ Desk! in Service screen.


Important Notes
Skebby offers paid SMS too.



Service status
Working


Repositories
it-skebby-free.xml


Service author
bluesman

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Midlet help, bugs and feature request / goText for Android is coming
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:50:44 pm »
Dear users,
I'd like to announce you the incoming beta version of goText. The project itself is quite stopped but a new Android version is coming with small features at the beginning, and trying to be full ongoing. The beta release will support the client-server style and the directly connection style due timely flat plan available in all over the world, and great WiFi coverage and support worldwide.


For the next feature, we expect to add the chat with some well-know protocol and public key cryptography, as well we want to re-spread the world awakening the asleeping goText project!


If you have website that you would like to use with the new Android beta client and you would like to be a tester, drop it here and we'll start coding and testing!


Here we go, again. 

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Website and misc / Website available after 2 days DNS off
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:37:17 pm »
We are happy to inform your that our website and our services are again available after a DNS issue that made the website unreachable.
We are sorry for it, but now we are back!

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Ciao a tutti,
abbiamo finalmente ripristinato la funzionalità di registrazione al forum la quale era precedentemente bloccata per via di un malfunzionamento nel servizio di invio email. In poche parole: goRegister! ;)


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Website and misc / Forum registration now available
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:08:24 pm »
The forum registration is now available and working properly. It was disabled due an issue with mail server not fixed in time, now you can register to the forum and join our community again!


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Website and misc / SSL Website Surfing now available
« on: October 20, 2011, 10:16:35 pm »
Hi all,
as you could seen we have done a server migration, we had and we have lots of work to do!
Anyway another good news is that now is possible to surf our website with SSL ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Https )
This is very important while using unsecure WiFi or untrusted networks where someone can sniff your traffic and steal your password.


Well gotext forum password isn't very crucial for you rlife, but in future you could use forum password for some authentication system we could put in our service so I strongly reccomend to use SSL while using unsecure WiFi ( Free Open HotSpot, unknown wireless, etc )


You can do this from our homepage http://gotext.org clicking on SSL image on the right menu
Or you can just use the forum from this URL: https://www.gotext.org/forum


The certificate is currently valid and trusted, if you got some error is because some resources (as images, validators) are not shown in the SSL way but is not important, we are fixing it but the most important thing is that you can use your password in secure mode and write post in the same secure way. ( not so important website to get a mitm attack I think!  ;)  )


Good secure navigation  :)

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goText Labs, sito web, sviluppatori, e altro / OT - BattiQuorum
« on: June 13, 2011, 06:10:47 am »
Ciao a tutti,
in occasione dei referendum del 12 e 13 giugno ho realizzato una pagina web per l'invio di promemoria SMS sul voto se qualcuno ancora non l'ha fatto.
La pagina è qui:

http://bit.ly/jaCeBp

Il testo del messaggio è predefinito e non modificabile, sarà disponibile fino ad esaurimento SMS e fino alle 15:00

Fatene un buon uso..!

ciao :)

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Ciao a tutti,
siamo lieti di annunciare il primo meeting internazionale su goText! Questa prima edizione, che non è stata molto pubblicizzata perchè rivolta principalmente agli sviluppatori, è anche un'occasione per un rilancio del progetto.

Il meeting avrà luogo nella mattinata del 21 a Milano, in occasione del Whymca 2011, e nella sera a Roma in qualche pub :)

Ciascun sviluppatore o utente interessato che vuole unirsi a noi in questa simpatica esperienza può farlo contattandoci.

Faremo un report sulle novità sorte dal meeting con eventuali foto sullo stesso!

Ciao!

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Website and misc / #1 goText Meeting @ Milan/Rome - Italy, 21 May
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:10:57 pm »
Hi everybody,
we are pleased to announce the first international goText meeting! This first edition is dedicated to developers and is also an opportunity to relaunch the project, that's why wasn't  much advertising.

The meeting will have place in Italy in the morning in Milan, at Whymca 2011. And in the night in Rome in some pub :)

Any developer or gotext user interested that would join us could contact us.
We will report the meeting with any news and pictures :)

Bye!

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Services / SmsRoaming [credit based/free & paid]
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:12:55 pm »
Description
This service is to send messages Free or Paid SMS to worldwide mobiles using service by Smsroaming.

There is no real limit imposed by the service, nor by the script, you can send as many messages as the credit you get or you bought, and recipient numbers can be mobile phones from all over the world.

You have some free credit to send international SMS and if your are from Australia, Pakistan or UK you get more free credits to send SMS in those countries.
Then you can purchase credit in order to send more SMS or to send them elsewhere and the cost of each message depends on recipient's carrier (on Smsroaming website you can find a detailed list of supported countries and costs).

The maximum length of a message is 311 characters (2 SMS), with only one recipient.



Registration
Go to the Smsroaming website, click 'Make a Free Account', fill in you mobile phone number and complete registration filling with the code they sent by SMS to your mobile.

Once registered you have 25 free international SMS at month and 500 free SMS to Pakistan if your are from Pakistan. Then you should buy credit using Paypal or credit card.


Configuration
Create a new service in goText with the following address:



To configure the service in goText you have to fill in the following service configuration fields:
  • User: put your account username.
  • Pass: put your account password


Service features
  • Support long SMS (311 characters)
  • Returns remaining $ credit, international free sms credit and free Pakistan sms credit if there is
  • Replies in English


Notes
  • In goText you will see 25 available SMS at month and, as now, the counter is synced with remaining international sms free credit. If you have purchased credit or free Pakistan sms credit you will see it as additional information at the end of each SMS.
  • Use numbers only in international format, example : +44111111111
  • In next version we would better use Smsraoming SMS API


Service status
Working


Service author
Blues-Man

Thanks to goshi12 for help and testing

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Looks like....YEAH;D



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Vi segnalo, per chi fosse interessato, che il 21 Maggio a Milano si terrà la prima grande conferenza italiana sullo sviluppo per Mobile. L'agenda è ricca di temi "caldi", citando:

  • Android, iPhone, Windows Phone 7, Qt, Flash su mobile, Vodafone 360, framework cross-platform, mobile web
  • Mobile Gaming, Augmented Reality, Mobile Security
  • Application Design & Usability, Mobile User Experience

L'evento è  ufficiosamente a numero chiuso, quindi se siete interessati affrettatevi a vedere se ci sono posti liberi!

http://www.whymca.org

8)

P.S. bluesman++




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Services / Propakistani [10 sms/day]: to all Pakistan mobile numbers
« on: April 29, 2010, 06:13:23 pm »
Description
With this service you can send 10 free SMS every day to all Pakistan mobile phone numbers.
Maximum message length in goText for this service is 125.

Registration
You don't need any registration, choose a nickname as sender as you do from web at http://sms4smile.com/send-free-sms/


Configuration
Create a new service in goText with the following address:


To configure the service in goText you have to fill in the following service configuration fields:
  • Nick: the sender of the SMS, as your mobile number.


Service features
  • English support


Important note
Your recipient will not receive your message if he didn't add his number on propakistani white-list: more information on propakistani free sms page.


Service status
Working


Service author
Blues-Man


Thanks to goshi12.

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