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I am pleased to announce the release of Grandcentral_Dialer, a GUI python front-end to simplify placing calls via Grandcentral.

Grandcentral allows you to initiate an outbound phone call for free, which is then connected to a phone (landline, cell, VOIP) that you have configured already within Grandcentral. Unfortunately, the web interface makes it very difficult to dial numbers without entering them into your Grandcentral contacts list first, and this is even more cumbersome from the browser on a tablet.

The attached package provides a graphical "telephone style" dial pad to enter the phone number that you want to call, and submits that to Grandcentral.

Requirements:
  • an account with Grandcentral
  • a device to answer your end of the phone call placed by Grandcentral to the number that you specify. This can be a landline, cell phone, or VOIP device, including your tablet.
  • the "wget" program installed on your tablet
  • a web "cookie", set by logging into http://www.grandcentral.com/mobile/messages from the microb browser on your tablet
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File Type: deb Grandcentral_Dialer-0.2.all.deb (14.5 KB, 19432 views)

Last edited by z2n; 04-06-2008 at 09:49 PM.
 

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One of the greatest apps of all time! Works as advertised!

The Nokia Internet Tablet IS now a PHONE.
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Sweetness. It's nice to see some hacking turned into a real, useful, application!

FYI you only need to login to m.grandcentral.com and make sure the settings page is correctly setup for your "mobile" experience. My setup has it calling my gizmo/sip number that is configured in the os2008 accounts, so my tablet rings and starts the viop_ui.
 

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For those with trouble installing, drop to root and call

Code:
apt-get install python2.5-hildon
I presume you have maemo extras enabled.
 
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Ok, off the top of my head..

1) the app does not respond to the hardware keyboard.

2) I should be able to configure a default area code when I type a 7 digit number.

Other than that, works as intended.
 
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Yeah it works pretty well, but it would be nice if the app stayed open after a call in case I want to make another call.

Also, slightly off topic, but using the built in RTCOMM SIP, is it possible to pull up the dialpad while on a call?

Finally, I know this is only a dialer right now, but is it possible for future versions to also display voicemail and contact information without having to go to the webpage?

Last edited by jhoff80; 04-06-2008 at 11:02 PM.
 
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
Also, slightly off topic, but using the built in RTCOMM SIP, is it possible to pull up the dialpad while on a call?
The dialpad is inaccessable during a call, but the DTMF pad is.

On my n810 ( while in "internet call" ) I hit menu, select, select to get the DTMF pad ( and apparently for the dialpad as well ).
 
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Thank you!!!

You are my hero. That is incredibly useful!

I really haven't used my n800 much for VOIP because of how inconvenient GC made it to dial out, but now I think I will.

Once again, thank you!
 
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Wouldn't it be the same by going to internet call/ drop down to GC and then dial out? I can dial out with no problems, without having to go to GC... I just can't never answer on time...
 
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Very cool.

I did:

1. go to http://mg.pov.lt/770/reflash-n800.html and clicked on wget from his list to install wget

2. open application manager and install python-launcher


before installing this application. It sure does work well - at least for me.
 
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