But I’m a bit scared to try it out just yet, since I’ve no idea how many text messages my iPhone plan has.
You read that right. Just text “tivo” and the program name (e.g. “oprah”) to 59479.
Oh, you have to sign up for Kwiry first, but after that, it’s as easy as that. The service is free, and they also offer other must-have geeky features or “shortcuts” like add a movie to your Netflix queue, add a product to your Amazon Wish List, add a calendar event, update your Facebook status or tweet, all by text. The main idea is to collect all those random thoughts and to-dos that rattle around your head when you’re away from you computer.
So, you text stuff to Kwiry, and it sends you an email with your reminders and content from around the ‘tubes. There’s social stuff too, including other people’s kwirys, if you’re into that. The shortcuts offer the cool factor. I’m a big fan of automated bots that do stuff based on commands; there’s something very clean and enjoyable about a command interface that works over the air on other systems and real world objects.
That’s futurisitic stuff, at least to me.
Somehow the ability to program my TiVo or add a movie to my Netflix queue using a text message sounds really cool.
I’m thinking it might be right up your alley too, based on the amount of commentary and interest my last post on TiVo generated.
I would run to Kwiry and sign up, but I’m skittish about my text iPhone’s messaging plan. I pay enough for the privilege to use an iPhone each month without adding to the bill. Looks like Kwiry works with several major carriers, but it’s not obvious if they support interntional numbers and carriers.
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