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TxtAtlas: My Sunday project, built with Twilio, Node.js, and Redis (txtatlas.com)
37 points by sjwalter 2282 days ago | hide | past | web | 22 comments | favorite

Cool! I checked out your src since I am having some troubling finding any node.js projects that aren't a socket.io chatroom or the hello-world HTTP server.

This is pretty cool, Ben Nadel also built a similar app using cold fusion and Twilio: http://www.bennadel.com/blog/1967-Cell-Phones-SMS-Twilio-Pus...

That app is awesome and way slicker than my little hack here. Cool!

it's probably NOT a good idea to not post cell phone # in the open:


Totally right. Man, my bad. Fixing ASAP.

Fixed. Change committed.

Cool, I sent a text message, but do not see me on the map.

Note, I do exist on '/pins' which suggest that's probably a bug in Google maps

    {"text":"Hello from Tel Aviv","date":"Mon Nov 22 2010 06:40:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)","location":{"country":"IL","lat":40.6331249,"lng":-89.3985283}}
That's me.

Just curious - why the popularity in Redwood City and the same txt message for all of them:

"Gort, Klaatu barada nikto." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaatu_barada_nikto)

Some person spammed that over and over. I contacted them. They are pretty cool. :) Really wish I was back in the valley, as this little experiment has put me in contact with lots of wicked hackers.

Neat idea! The only issue is probably not resolvable. My area code is 847, placing me in northeast Illinois, but I live in NYC. I sent a shoutout with "Hello from NYC!" and it shows up in Illinois!

SMS doesn't provide real-time geolocation data so the best info available is based on the area code.

A usability suggestion: remove the existing info window overlays when you add a new one, having them overlap looks ugly and is hard to read.

Yes, and also remove an open overlay whenever you click elsewhere on the map.

Good ideas. Coming right up.

Just texted from Paris, got pinned in the middle of France: I guess for Europe it only detects the country?

Cool, worked with Chile! Too bad all cellphones here have the same area code.

Apparently there are 'free gropes at the airport' in Minneapolis. Huh?

Edit: Twilio doesn't work with page plus cellular, bummer

I checked again and Twilio does work with Page Plus - the problem was with my phone.

Can you email me at jsheehan@twilio.com? I want to look into this.

Hats off to Twilio - it makes SMS dead simple

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