API to send SMS (via code without user input)
Me and two friends of mine created an app that won in a Windows Hackathon held by Microsoft Cyprus. We actually won the Hackathon without finishing our app due to limitations of Windows phone API. We need some sort of API to automatically send an SMS. The reason for it to be automatic is because this is for cases when the owner of the phone is unable (asleep or something similar) to do so. If you are concerned about security reasons a good implementation of this API would be to always notify the user that a message from that application has been sent and where it was sent. Also apps like these must be forced to get access from the user on their first run to send SMS on their own. Their are many ways to keep the security under check and still provide this functionality
Microsoft really really needs to enable this, and a lot more around SMS and Cellular development. If the actual phone subsystem is going to be crippled then whats the point of even writing code for Windows "Phone" in the first place? Without better system apps all these game developers for Windows are going to be ****** when the whole thing gets shut down because 8 people use it.
Mobile Banking Apps need this feature.
Really basic feature...
I've been wanting and needing this for ages
Could you please elaborate on the description posted above.
Giannis Demetriou commented
There are many ways to tackle security concerns.
Number 1: User is notified whenever an SMS is sent and which app sent it, and to whom so he knows to uninstall the app if he does not like it
Number 2: User must give access to the app, whether through the store before installation or on the first run of the app.
Number 3: Screen apps before publishing them on the store to check what sms will they be sending and to where. If it's for example a future sms app in which the app will send an SMS only to a number the user has defined then allow it
Ioannis Demetriou commented
android and iOS already have it