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cellphone input to max

November 30, 2007 | 10:25 pm

hello, all,

i see that a few others have posted questions about this, but looks like they never got a reply. i would like max to receive input from a cellphone, either text messages (sms) or keypad. any leads?

thank you,
aya.


November 30, 2007 | 11:47 pm

This might be what your after.

http://www.coolelectronique.com/BetaWax/index.html


December 1, 2007 | 8:39 am

can’t vouch for it, but this looks pretty promising:
http://www.largemouthsoftware.com/iforgot.html
skype might come in handy too, I think you can send an sms to a skype phone number and skype, i believe, is applescript capable
if you send from your phone to an email address, you can use Preferences->Rules to lanch applescripts in Mail.app

I haven’t done any of this, your question just sparked some curiosity…:)


December 1, 2007 | 12:27 pm

With a Bluetooth phone, I believe it’s possible to connect serially
to Max.

On 30 nov. 07, at 23:25, aya karpinska wrote:

>
> hello, all,
>
> i see that a few others have posted questions about this, but looks
> like they never got a reply. i would like max to receive input from
> a cellphone, either text messages (sms) or keypad. any leads?
>
> thank you,
> aya.


December 1, 2007 | 3:09 pm

can anyone provide examples of this?

On Dec 1, 2007, at 7:27 AM, scott fitzgerald wrote:

> With a Bluetooth phone, I believe it’s possible to connect serially
> to Max.
>
>
> On 30 nov. 07, at 23:25, aya karpinska wrote:
>
>>
>> hello, all,
>>
>> i see that a few others have posted questions about this, but looks
>> like they never got a reply. i would like max to receive input from
>> a cellphone, either text messages (sms) or keypad. any leads?
>>
>> thank you,
>> aya.
>
>


December 1, 2007 | 4:55 pm

forgot to mention, i’m on a PC. so the solutions posted so far won’t work for me yet (saving up for a Mac…). will look into the bluetooth/serial solution, however.


December 2, 2007 | 5:54 pm

hi aya!

it’s not easy – sms messages are encoded in all sorts of ways.
my best guess is that someone would have to write a max external to
handle/decode sms msgs. Otherwise, i wouldn’t even attempt it.
FWIW, cell phones (not all, but many) can be communicated with over
the serial port when plugged into the USB of a computer. i used sony
ericsson handsets for a few experiments, and found that the command
sets they support vary widely. i liked the kXXXi models the best,
they support usb serial connections the best. bluetooth is also a
possibility.

probably even better is to use some sort of server program that talks
to max via network functions, like OSC or mxj.net.receive or
something similar. with kannel (FLOSS SMS server) you can set up
triggers for incoming sms’s that run scripts, which could talk to max.

cheers
evan

On Nov 30, 2007, at 10:25 PM, aya karpinska wrote:

>
> hello, all,
>
> i see that a few others have posted questions about this, but looks
> like they never got a reply. i would like max to receive input from
> a cellphone, either text messages (sms) or keypad. any leads?
>
> thank you,
> aya.


December 2, 2007 | 6:13 pm

mybe use the python based command line google calander interface.
http://code.google.com/p/gcalcli/
you set an sms reminder via the settings and set yourself meetings for the
next minute or so.

On Dec 2, 2007 7:54 PM, evan.raskob [lists]

wrote:

> hi aya!
>
> it’s not easy – sms messages are encoded in all sorts of ways.
> my best guess is that someone would have to write a max external to
> handle/decode sms msgs. Otherwise, i wouldn’t even attempt it.
> FWIW, cell phones (not all, but many) can be communicated with over
> the serial port when plugged into the USB of a computer. i used sony
> ericsson handsets for a few experiments, and found that the command
> sets they support vary widely. i liked the kXXXi models the best,
> they support usb serial connections the best. bluetooth is also a
> possibility.
>
> probably even better is to use some sort of server program that talks
> to max via network functions, like OSC or mxj.net.receive or
> something similar. with kannel (FLOSS SMS server) you can set up
> triggers for incoming sms’s that run scripts, which could talk to max.
>
> cheers
> evan
>
>
>
> On Nov 30, 2007, at 10:25 PM, aya karpinska wrote:
>
> >
> > hello, all,
> >
> > i see that a few others have posted questions about this, but looks
> > like they never got a reply. i would like max to receive input from
> > a cellphone, either text messages (sms) or keypad. any leads?
> >
> > thank you,
> > aya.
>
>


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