Sending SOS to phone - help!!

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by pri23, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. pri23

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I am doing a project and this is the last phase which Im having issues with.

    Based on my accelerometer reading, I need to send a SOS message to a phone. I had decided to use bluetooth and have an android app on the receiving phone but that is having issues and is not going to work out.
    (Chose bluetooth due to budget constraints)

    Now, I need to figure a way to have an intimation on phone.
    I can send the data to a computer via bluetooth, is there a way to send an automated text message to a phone from the computer once the data is received?
    Or any other way involving bluetooth to directly send text message on the phone.

    Open to other suggestions as well.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you!! :)
  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    That seems like a fine way to go. What's the problem?

    Sending SMS requires cell service and, IMHO, adds complexity. Using bluetooth limits the range, but then you just need the receiving app to poll the transmitter signal at some interval, to see if it's "on" or off (but present).