Sunday, December 20, 2009

Transit directions by SMS

For those of you who aren't lucky enough to have a cellphone capable of running Google Maps for Mobile (which is quite a few nowadays, by the way- point your phone browser at m.google.com), Dadnab is a free service providing transit directions via text message for select areas. Of course, I'm mentioning this because Southern California (including Riverside) is one of those areas.

If you're out and about and need transit directions, send a text message with your origin and destination to socal@dadnab.com and you'll soon receive step-by-step transit directions. And yes, you can send a text message to an e-mail address. If your phone doesn't allow this, the Dadnab web site provides workarounds for most major wireless carriers.

Google SMS still doesn't support transit directions, so it's great to see somebody stepping up and providing this service. As I mentioned before, the service itself is free. However, you still pay whatever you'd normally pay for text messaging.

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  1. Source :
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    D. Mahavir
    No.4, 4th Cross Bhavananthiar street,
    Sembakkam,
    Chennai- 600 073
    Tamilnadu,
    India.
    Mobile : 9790831964
    E-Mail : d.mahavir@yahoo.co.in

    New Technic to send directions to sms
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    Here we describe a new technic to send directions
    to sms.

    You have to specify how many turning you have to skip...
    Then specify what direction you have to turn...

    For example, What this means...

    12,U,3,L,3,R

    Here first skip 12 turnings...
    Then make a U turn...
    Then skip 3 turnings...
    Then turn left...
    Then skip 3 turnings ...
    Then turn right...

    Easy!!!

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