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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mysticfever, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Mysticfever

    Mysticfever Lurker
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    Hello. Before I begin I'll start by explaining the situation. I'm a vol. Fire fighter, and we use a program called "IAR". AKA "I Am Responding". Anyways l, calls go to dispatch. And dispatch sends out our tones through the radios and we also get a text from "IAM" telling us the primary incident, the address, the type of call, who all was toned out (other stations and ambulance). Onward to the request. I'm looking for an existing app, or somebody willing to develop an app that can extract the address from the text message and allow me to open Google maps or any other gps app and give me directions. I'm not picky about how it's done. The fewer clicks the better. And prefer no typing if possible. I'm currently running on a samsung galaxy s5. Also not sure if it helps but Google maps pops up with address already typed in if I Google the address with the google search bar.

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  2. Mysticfever

    Mysticfever Lurker
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    Not sure if this extra information can or would be of use. But here's a screen shot of what the program sends me. And as you can see I'm using the default samsung messaging app.

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  3. sohguanh

    sohguanh Android Enthusiast

    The problem with your request is the message format is unique in your situation. If we build an app that satisfies you, that app cannot be used by other users who may have a different message format. So unless you are looking for a customized app to be made specifically for you, it would be different.
  4. brandenguy

    brandenguy Lurker

    Do you have the ability to modify the format of the text you get to put a character before and after the address as a marker? Then it would be really easy to parse out just the address, from there we can get a map..
  5. Mysticfever

    Mysticfever Lurker
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    Sadly I do not. Sorry I've been so busy with a shift rotation and never noticed your reply. I'll email some screen shots of the messages I get and send them to the provided email sent via pm. Also answer all questions. Thank you again for your time. It is much appreciated.
  6. ralphc

    ralphc Lurker

    @Mysticfever, are you still interested in this? Extracting the address from the message might not be that difficult.
  7. ajmx824

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