Thursday, February 18, 2010

Finally release webservice version of GVMax

Today I have finally released the webservice version of GVMax. I hope people like it.

It is loosely based on the appengine version in terms of functionality, but it was an almost complete rewrite.

Maintaining so many copies of the appengine version was getting out of hand. This new version has a lot of new stuff, some of which are not readily visible. For example the GTalk integration is a lot better, providing better feedback and is more robust. If you get logged out of GTalk it GVMax will fallback to Prowl or Email notifications.

I also tried to make it as easy as possible for people to try it out. If you link your account at GVMax to your Google Voice credentials, GVMax will automatically do all the setup for you. Even if you don't on the page that describes how to setup the filters I have a button to set it all up for you (it will ask for your Google Voice password) but will NOT store it.

The new HTTP Post and developer API I also think is nice. I will be working on the API side of things in the next couple of weeks and will be adding what I think is a real cool feature. Stay tuned...

A new Twitter notifier, right now this is very simplistic but stay tuned....

Anyway so far so good, only had to redeploy the app once due to a small bug I found.


  1. Not sure if this is related, but yesterday I stopped being able to send messages out from my eBuddy IM app on my iPhone for some reason. I'm still receiving messages but at first when I sent something out I got a message saying "error: unable to contact gvmax." Now, when I send a message it looks like it got sent, but Google Voice doesn't receive it and doesn't send it to my contact. Is there a setting I need to change or something now?

  2. I tried to signup on your site but keep getting cryptic error messages.