Send SMS on Icenium Using PhoneGap

In this article we will take a look at sending SMS using PhoneGap in a Hybrid application using Icenium.  Let us create a view like the following to send SMS:


The above view can be created using the following code:

<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="" />
             <div class="buttonArea">              
                 <a id="submitButton" data-role="button" data-click="sayMessage" data-icon="compose">Send Message</a>

On click of the Send Message button a SMS can be sent as in the 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 the above code snippet we are reading two phone numbers and concatenating them with a comma. After that we use sms: to send the message. It will open a native Message application with configured phone numbers and message body.

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


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