Overview

The purpose of location2sms is to enable the user to retrieve location and to send as SMS with a single click. The application requires Internet connection to load details about the position. The application heavily depends on GPS quality that the device delivers. Position accuracy of 20 meters can be expected. The address and the map are automatically updated if the position is changed. The application is developed using Qt and Qt mobility and it is powered by Google Maps API. Compatible OS: Symbian and MeeGo Harmattan.

Updates

  • May 2012 Short URL of the map added to the SMS content
  • January 2012 Romanian and German translations added
  • November 2011 Multi-language support with Bulgarian and Turkish translations added

Open Source

On 23 August 2011 the source code of location2sms was published in Gitorious under GPLv3 license and it become an open source project. For more information please visit location2sms page at Gitoriuos or SourceForge.

How does it work?

The application uses Qt mobility satellite and non-satellite based methods to find the current location. Google Maps API powers location2sms to show map and to retrieve address using reverse geo coding.

FAQ

Why is Internet connection required?

The application is powered by Google Maps API and requires internet connection to Google server.

Why I am getting "Please wait…"?

This sign is shown while the application tries to retrieve location, to connect to Internet and to download an image of the map. If you are getting this message for too long time please check your Internet connection.

How accurate is location2sms?

Position accuracy of location2sms depends on GPS quality that the device delivers. In general accuracy of about 20 meters can be expected.

Is the address correct?

The address depends on accuracy of the retrieved geographic coordinates and Google Maps API. Minor deviation is possible.

Is it free?

Yes, location2sms is absolutely free but standard SMS and Internet data rates of your carrier may apply while using the application.

Comments & Reviews

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trashr0x
2 points

hi anavi, i read about you looking for translations for your program. i can do greek, catch me on @trashr0x at twitter. cheers.

hagontoss
1 point

I love how the recipient of the SMS actually receives a useful address, as opposed to crazy longitude and latitude coordinates, or an annoying web link to a maps site. Just the address of where you are. Perfect!