Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Forward SMS to Telegram - but using email

Here's a tip on how you can forward SMS sent to your Android phone onto Telegram.

Firstly, setup Auto Forward SMS app to forward incoming SMS to a Gmail email address that you own.

  1. Open Auto Forward SMS app on your phone
  2. Tap FWD ALL INCOMING SMS button
  3. Enter gmail email address in the white email address box
  4. Save.

Then you need to setup a Telegram Gmail bot to access your Gmail account.

It is a bit fiddly to setup, but you will find instructions on this maketecheasier.com page

There's also info on IFTTT.com . You will need an account with IFTTT to do this.

Let us know if you need a hand.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Auto Forwarding Incoming SMS To Slack

 This is very easy to do via Auto Forward SMS app...except you forward incoming SMS to your Android phone to your Slack email address.

And thanks to one of our wonderful customers who told us about this!

Here are the instructions on Slack's website for Sending Emails To Slack

Now, here's what you need to do on Auto Forwards SMS.

  1. Open AFSMS app and tap FWD ALL INCOMING SMS button
  2. Enter the email address that you want SMS to be forwarded to (the one you have setup with Slack).
  3. SAVE
That's it!

Let us know if you have any issues.


Forwarding Incoming SMS To An API or URL

In our recent update for Auto Forward SMS For Android, we really beefed up (and squashed some bugs!) the Post To URL function in the app.

We learned to our pleasant surprise that a lot of people do use this feature to on-forward texts to their own projects or websites.

Our fabulous dev team revamped the code and made 2 options available for you to use.

Previously this Forward To URL option was only available in the Fwd All Incoming mode, but we have now added it to Create Tasks as well, so you can have only certain texts from specific numbers forwarded on.

We are always looking for input and feature requests or suggestions, so please do contact us if you have a special request.


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Very Funny Satire website

We came across this very funny website today called Flopstarter, which features a joke app called Trust Messenger.

(Even though this is NOT what Auto Forward SMS does, we still get many people asking us if our app can spy on their partner's sent SMS.)

Flopstarter is a spoof site that 'crowdfunds' awful ideas. It is a joke site. Our fave is the Cucumber Bollard, and Potato Skin jacket..actually all of them are very funny.

Check it out for a laugh: Flopstarter