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
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.
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 @tickr.group <group name> <group password> <group description>
Ex:- @tickr.group apple_blog macrumors123 All updates and news about Apple Products.
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 @tickr.chat <group name> <group password> <group description>
Ex:- @tickr.chat 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!
You can find an online account of your @tickr Service at http://bit.ly/webtickr. Here you can find lot of options. Feel free to explore it.
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 http://cal-reminder.appspot.com/Developer
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!