Hi y’all. Someone posted a link to my service in a comment to another topic here. I figured I might as well make a post.
I created a service that gives text message based information.
You have to send a text message to 1 (312) 313-1234 with the right format depending on what you want.
The form should be
[mode] from [origin] to [destination] . For example:
drive from UC berkeley to Oakland airport . The possible modes of transportation are ‘drive’, ‘walk’, ‘bike’, and ‘transit’.
You can also get the phone number and address of a businesse with the format
info for [place] . For example
info for uc berkeley .
You can get up to 20 nearby places with
find [type of place] near [specific place] . For example:
find grocery near uc berkeley .
Use the form: “weather for 55555” (with your zip/postal code instead of 55555)
I realize a lot of people are in Europe. Right now the number only supports USA and Canada. But I should be able to add a European number if there is enough interest.
It’s free to use. If you’d like to support the project there is a donation button here: https://github.com/ouidevelop/text-message-directions/blob/master/README.md
Feel free to ask me anything about the project.