Send SMS on Icenium using PhoneGap

In this post we will take a look on sending SMS using PhoneGap in a Hybrid application creating using Icenium. Let us create a view like following to send SMS,


Above view can be created using following code snippet,

<div data-role="view" id="messageview" data-title="Send SMS">
<h1>Send Messages!</h1>
<div id='helloWorldInput'>
<label for="txtName" style="display: inline-block;">Enter Phone Number to send message:</label>
<input type="text" id="txtPhoneNumber1" value="" />
<input type="text" id="txtPhoneNumber2" value="" />
<a id="submitButton" data-role="button" data-click="sayMessage" data-icon="compose">Send Message</a>

On click of Send Message button a SMS can be send as following,

function sayMessage() {
var phn1 = document.getElementById('txtPhoneNumber1').value;
var phn2 = document.getElementById('txtPhoneNumber2').value;
var phonenumbers = phn1 + "," + phn2
window.location.href = "sms:" + phonenumbers + "?body=" + "hello test message";

In above code snippet we are reading two phone numbers and concat them with comma. After that using sms: to send the message. It will open native Message application with configured phone numbers and message body.

I hope you find this post useful. Thanks for reading.


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