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Sprint PCS Vision photos to LiveJournal.. [Mar. 24th, 2003|01:15 pm]
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Greetings all...

I worked on a client of sorts this weekend and it's almost done. Basically, it's for people who have Sprint PCS Vision service and a camera in their cell phone of some sort. Typically, a user takes a picture with their phone and sends it to an email address. The email arrives with a link to the picture on Sprint's site and the caption that the user entered when they sent it.

My client is a small VB app that watches the inbox (using MAPI) for these emails. If it finds one, it opens it and then makes an http request for the page from Sprint. It then parses the page and pulls out the URL for the jpeg and the caption. Then, it downloads the jpeg locally and ftp's it to an ftp site. Finally, it makes an LJ post with the image and the caption.

It's basically done. I'm just in the process of pulling all the hard wired variables like LJ user name, password, ftp server, etc... out of the code and putting them in the registry so that people other than me can use it.

If you have this Sprint service and a camera phone and you'd like to try out my client when it's ready, let me know...

Oh, and if you'd like to see what the posts look like in the journal I've been testing on, it's here: stevetest

[User Picture]From: jwendl
2003-03-24 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yes I have a sprint phone and yes I would like to try this client out :D

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[User Picture]From: vespa59
2003-03-24 02:32 pm (UTC)
Certainly! I'll make it available for FTP after I get the settings stuff written.

Out of curiosity, which phone do you have? I have the Sanyo 5300, so that's the only one I've tested with, although I don't think it'll make a difference.
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[User Picture]From: jwendl
2003-03-24 02:57 pm (UTC)


I have the N400, but with the attachment its the same thing pretty much.
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[User Picture]From: sbisson
2003-03-24 01:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds similar to the C# app I have written for working with the Orange SPV and similar MMS-capable camera phones in the UK. Want to compare notes?

My test journal is mmsbeta.
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[User Picture]From: vespa59
2003-03-24 02:30 pm (UTC)
Looks cool! As you probably know, we're not nearly as advanced here in the States as Europe when it comes to wireless data, and that goes double for Sprint, as they don't even use MMS! But, that makes it a bit easier for me, cause once it leaves the phone, it's just an email with a link to the JPG on Sprint's server. I pull it down with winhttp and then ftp it and then use winhttp again to make the LJ post.
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