Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SMS Popup v1.0.0 released - quick replies, preset messages, per-contact custom notifications and more!

SMS Popup v1.0.0 has been posted to the Android Market! This release has the most new features of any release since I started the project almost 1 year ago (Dec 2008). See below for a summary of the changes. Thanks to all the translators for helping update the strings.

As always, you can find the source code over at the SMS Popup Google Code site.

Bugs, feature requests, comments? Try emailing me or even better, post to the SMS Popup Google Group (email is tough for me to respond to as the SMS Popup inbox is constantly flooded).

SMS Popup icon
SMS Popup v1.0.0

  • Quick reply directly from poup
  • Reply by voice using quick reply and voice transcription
  • Store preset messages and reply using them directly from popup
  • Customize notifications, popup, vibrate, LED on a per-contact basis (this can be used to effectively ignore certain users or single out others)
  • Configure the buttons on the popup
  • Use just the notifications, just the popup or both
  • Bug fixes and minor enhancements galore (better clearing of notification icon, alerts while on the phone, contact photo image resizing for larger contact photos)
  • Compatible with devices that run Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and above - but still includes support for multiple resolutions (both smaller like QVGA and larger like WVGA)

Screenshots:

Screenshot - SMS PopupScreenshot - Quick Reply

Screenshot - Main ConfigurationScreenshot - Additional Configuration

Screenshot - Notification ConfigurationScreenshot - Contact Notification Customization

Screenshot - Preset Messages

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SMS Popup v1.0.0 just around the corner

Just a quick note to say that the next version of SMS Popup is just about ready for release. There are a ton of new features in this version, for example: quick replies from the popup, preset messages, voice transcription for replies and per contact notification customization. I'll get into more details shortly but for now if you want to try it out I put a release candidate version on the SMS Popup code site:
http://android-smspopup.googlecode.com/files/SMSPopup-1.0.0-rc1.apk
(Update: forgot to mention that RC1 will only work on Android OS Donut or above, I will be releasing another version for Cupcake phones)

http://android-smspopup.googlecode.com/files/SMSPopup-1.0.0-rc2.apk
Update2: Apparently quite a few people are still using Android 1.5 (Cupcake) so I created RC2 that's compatible with Cupcake as well.

No doubt there will be some bugs considering all the new code so please send me an email if you spot any (it's only me coding this app so I have limited resources to do thorough testing).

I'm planning on publishing this to Market in the next week or so.