Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




9 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 114178 11-Feb-2013 11:43
Send private message

In my job I need to schedule text messages precisely to the second. Accordingly I'm after an SMS app that can schedule texts down to the second - e.g 659.43, rather than 6.59 or 7.00.

Unfortunately, all the apps I've looked at only allow scheduling to the minute. 

Can anyone suggest, either 1, an app that  allows scheduling to the second,  or 2,  a simple way to achieve it by other means. 

Thanks.



Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59069 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10346

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 759397 11-Feb-2013 11:53
Send private message

As a comment... You might be able to schedule to the second but SMS delivery is never guaranteed. It can be delivered in a few seconds, or even hours. And are you sure the device itself has no clock skew?







9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 759448 11-Feb-2013 13:07
Send private message

Being able to schedule to the second is the starting point.

In my experience the other variables you mention can be accounted for with a bit of practice. With my old Symbian Nokia I do it manually and know exactly how many seconds a text will take to my target. I assume the fact that I'm always sending to the same address makes it consistent and simple to calculate.


 
 
 
 


3365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1783

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 759466 11-Feb-2013 13:14
Send private message

Dial: Being able to schedule to the second is the starting point.

In my experience the other variables you mention can be accounted for with a bit of practice. With my old Symbian Nokia I do it manually and know exactly how many seconds a text will take to my target. I assume the fact that I'm always sending to the same address makes it consistent and simple to calculate.



That will sometimes work.

You'll never be able to account for the actual time taken from network A to network A, B, C or D. Time of day issues, location issues and load issues (Is there a concert nearby?) will all potentially affect delivery time for SMS.

Cheers - N




9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 759472 11-Feb-2013 13:22
Send private message

Fair enough. Although my experience is that I'm able to be extremely consistent. Perhaps there's something special about that old Nokia ;)

Anyhow I will take it that no such sms apps are available. There do seem to be plenty of instructions on how to hack your phone to achieve this so it surprises me that the feature is not available.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.