Bluetooth Texter is no longer being developed or supported.
Bluetooth Texter F.A.Q.
Note: The Bluetooth Texter widget is no longer in active development, and phone compatibility seems to be almost random. There are 2 outstanding connection bugs (when a phone just drops the connection without an error message appearing in the widget), but there is no ETA on fixes for them.
How do I install the widget?
How do I report a phone or give other feedback?
To give any feedback about the widget please use the feedback form. Please don't send a report directly to addresses listed on this website address, from 24 June 2007 you will no longer get a response.
We are receiving quite a bit of feedback and it will take us some time to reply to your feedback!
Is my phone compatible with the widget?
We have changed the service we use to connect to phones. We now use the Dial-up Networking service instead of the
Serial Port service which will make the widget compatible with a lot more phones.
Note: Phone compatibility seems to be almost random, a number of phones will work on one network but not with another network. In some cases a phone works for one person on a particular network, but not for another.
Known Compatible phones:
The following phones work in some cases:
Known Incompatible phones:
Does the widget work with the iPhone?
No, there will be no support for the Apple iPhone. The iPhone does not have the Bluetooth connection services required for the widget to work. The iPhone only supports audio profiles.
Here are some links regarding the iPhone and Bluetooth:
So, no more iPhone questions, ok? :)
What do all the buttons and drop downs mean?
The widget's interface has gotten a little messy over time with the extra drop-downs and features. We will redesign the interface in a while, but for now the images below should explain the function of all the interface elements!
The front of the widget
The back of the widget
How can I get news of updates?
If you are using v1.3 or higher then you can flip the widget and click the "Updates?" button to check for new versions.
If you are using v1.2 or earlier (no "Update?" button) then please download the latest version.
Can I sort the list of names and numbers?
Yes, you can use the "Sort..." dropdown on the back of the widget to choose your sorting method.
How do I select the alternate connection method?
You can use the DUN/SPP drop-down to select your connection method.
Who pays for the message sent?
You do, through your normal phone contract with your provider. The widget uses your phone (not an internet service) to send the message.
How long before I get a response to an email?
We've had quite a few emails and cannot answer every one of them. All feedback will be read and any answers will usually take a "few" days... The best way to send feedback if to use the feedback form.
What the bleep do those error messages mean?
Our error messages have been improved from version 1.3, there are still some to output and explain. The majority are described beloww:
If you see no erro message and your message has not been sent please let us know.
Where does the widget save the saved messages and last used numbers?
The widget saves it's saved messages and last used numbers to a preferences file named widget-com.happymakinggames.widget.bluetoothtexter.plist to your user's ~/Library/Preferences folder.
How can I remove a saved message on the back of the widget?
To delete a message saved on the back you can save an empty message or another new message over the one you would like to delete. Alternatively you can edit the preferences file (~/Library/Preferences/widget-com.happymakinggames.widget.bluetoothtexter.plist) using the Property List Editor application from your developer tools folder.
Where do the names and numbers come from?
The names and numbers in the front-face selection drop list come from the Apple Address Book application.
I have trouble using the widget with my phone...
Please use the feedback form and tell us the brand and model of your phone so we can investigate.
How can I remove the widget?
To remove the widget you simply delete it! The widget can be found in your user's ~/Library/Widgets folder, just drag it to the trash.
What do and mean?
Version 1.2 only! Sorting of names & numbers is enabled from v1.2
What do and mean?
Version 1.2 only! In v1.2 there are two methods for sending the SMS through your phone.
Where can I download the latest version?
You can download the latest version below. The latest version of the Bluetooth Texter widget will always be available here, at the bottom of the FAQ.
Disclaimer: This software is available for anyone to download and use. No warranty regarding quality or bugs is offered. Use at your own risk, no responsibility taken for any damage caused to your system(s).