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MightyText launches in earnest, enables browserbased texting through your Android phone number

Nah, it’s not exactly iMessage (or BBM) for Android — in some ways, it’s better, but it lags behind in others. MightyText has launched in earnest today, graduating from its Chrome-only beta state and opening up a world of new messaging possibilities for those with Android handsets. In order to gain access, users need only install the free app linked below on an Android 2.2+ smartphone, and then install a plug-in at the company’s website into your browser of choice. Once synced, you’ll be able to view, send and reply to messages through your Android phone number, with no additional charges added at any point. The only niggle is that this is still SMS; unlike iMessage, which utilizes data, you won’t be able to use this as a loophole to send messages whilst using Gogo on a plane, or using a WiFi hotspot in an international destination. The SMS still gets routed through your phone, so you’ll still need a texting plan (or a pay-per-text plan) and a solid cellular signal to make the magic happen. For those still interested, the links below are beckoning.

source MightyText

Turn your phone into a free WiFi or Bluetooth hotspot without paying tethering charges or Hotspot charges. Uses your normal data. Works on most devices, see the link below. I’m able to tether to both a laptop and iPad with ~3Mbps download speeds on 3G.
This can be a substantial monthly savings, depending on your carrier. For example, AT&T charges at least $20/month and both Verizon and Sprint charge between $20-30/month depending on your phone (3G or 4G). This doesn’t include tax and other fees.

At least $240/year savings!!! Better get this app before it is pulled from the market (Google Play).


FoxFi – New on Google Play (new name for Android Market).

https://play.google.com/store/app…=com.foxfi

Per their info
“Enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone without a Hotspot plan from your carrier. No rooting required! Just install and turn it on. Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode currently works on most Samsung phones and Motorola phones, LG Optimus/Vortex/Ally, ZTE N762, HuaWei Comet. WiFi mode does NOT work on any HTC phones or the first Motorola Droid/Triumph, use Bluetooth mode instead.

You can connect from any tablets or computers. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security. FoxFi usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have.”

This may be better placed in Freebies, but it is such a great deal, I put it here. Enjoy!

Found via SD

So let’s start with we have an APP on the market for this site.
I must mention that I found this app through MobilityFreak.Co.Il (Great Mobil News site in Hebrew)

Link to the app (app brain)

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150x150&chl=http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.warting.blogg.wis_inrim_feed_nu?install=appwidget

So now the how? very simple very easy and the idea is to stream your RSS feed into a mobile based content.
They are planning to release an iPhone version but I don’t know when or how easy it will be.
The service is FREE but please consider donations (as it’s free and a great service!)

Feed.nu makes it possible!

  • No programming skills needed
  • Instantly available

Follow this 5 simple steps and you are good to go.

  1. Register an account
  2. Log in and enter your feed in Feed settings
  3. You may want to upload your own custom images and change colors under Appearance (optional)
  4. Generate your own android app by clicking Android and then generate, wait a minute or two and then download your APK file.
  5. Upload your APK to Android Market

As for the Android Market, you will need to register as a Developer ($25 one time fee)
And then upload your APK (I will have a different post about this)

Here is a screen shot from the app
http://s2.appbrain.com/screen?id=-6473961073831477596&i=2