Saturday, August 18, 2012

Calendar & Tickr

After some time I've developed a new app on txtWeb's Platform. It's called Calendar & Tickr. The app has two parts and they are, of course, Calendar & Tickr.

To access the service a user has to first register for it by sending an SMS @tickr.reg <username> <password> to +91-9243342000
Ex:- @tickr.reg steve jobs

Calendar Alerts:

To set a Calendar Alert all you have to do is, send an SMS @tickr <time> <date> <alert name>
Ex:- @tickr 12:30 20/08 Lunch with Sam.

That's it! And you'll get a reminder right on your phone! The Alert tool is smart enough and will parse the date & time in up to 12 different formats.

Tickr & Groups:

You can also create a group for yourself and ask your associates to follow that group. You can create 2 types of Groups: Broadcast Group & Chat Group.

Broadcast Group:

A Broadcast Group is similar to Twitter Microblogging. In this group, only the Owner of the Group and the Moderator can Broadcast the messages to the Group. The followers will get all the updates on their phone without missing any news.

To create a broadcast group you have to send an SMS <group name> <group password> <group description>
Ex:- apple_blog macrumors123 All updates and news about Apple Products.

Chat Group:

A Chat group provides an ability to every subscriber to push the messages to a group. This can be used to create a local chat group to share and discuss ideas and updates.

To create a chat group you have to send an SMS <group name> <group password> <group description>
Ex:- rvce_cse compSciChat! Chat group for RVCE CSE Students.

Following/Subscribing to a group:

To subscribe to a group, you can send an SMS @tickr.follow <group name>
Ex:- @tickr.follow apple_blog 

Broadcast/Message a Group:

To Broadcast a message or to alert a group, you have to send an SMS @tickr.alert <group name> <message>
Ex:- @tickr.alert apple_blog iPhone 5 to release in September!

Online Account:

You can find an online account of your @tickr Service at Here you can find lot of options. Feel free to explore it.

Developer APIs:

Developers would like to explore and would like to provide a different User Experience. ApplicationDevelopers would like to take a leverage of the Groups Platform and use it in their apps, so a Webservice has been created and the REST APIs have been opened up for the benefit of Users.

The documentation of the APIs can be found here

If you are lazy to create the client, then you can directly fork/clone the repo from the GitHub at this location

If you want any APIs to be opened up or have any other Questions, then please comment on this blog.

Arjun S Bharadwaj

Update: You can try this app below!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cows And Bulls

The traditional Cows and Bulls Game is now on your Windows Phone 7.
Enter a 4 letter word\nwith unique characters.
If the nth character matches with the mth character of app, then you'll get 1 Cow. If the nth character matches with\nthe nth charater of app, then you'll get 1 Bull.
Try to score 4 Bulls! \m/

The Windows Marketplace Link is here.

If you have any questions drop in a mail to

Saturday, January 14, 2012

txtWeb App

You All know that txtWeb is a great platform for accessing apps via SMS. But if you have a smartphone and a cheap Data plan, then it makes sense to use the services of txtWeb through your Smart Phone.
So I've come up with the app for txtWeb on Android & Windows Phone 7 Platforms so that you get the seamless access of the txtWeb Community of your Smart Phone.

You can Download the App from Android Appstore here
You can Download the App from Windows Marketplace here

If you face any issue, please drop in a mail at

The Screenshots on Windows Phone 7 and Android is given beside.

Bus Routes of Bangalore

If you travel in bus then this is the only app that you need.

Platforms Supported:

  1. Android
  2. Windows Phone 7
  3. txtWeb
You can find the Android App Here

You can Find the Windows Phone 7 App Here

To access in TxtWb, just send a message "@buses" (without quotes) to the number +91-9243342000

The above right image is the screenshot on Windows Phone 7
The left image is the screenshot on Android.

If you have any questions, kindly drop in a mail to