Send Text Message from your Xojo Mac App (Ventura or newer)

I couldn’t use Geoff’s email to text message solution because my cell provider doesn’t have email to text anymore. Sending Text Messages From Xojo Apps – Xojo Programming Blog

So I figured out a workaround. I have an app that monitors a Dropbox folder and lets me know when new files are added.

I created the macOS shortcut “Send New Files Text Message” shown below:

In my app I run the following code when I need to send a text message to myself:

Var s As Shell
s = New Shell

Var a As String = "shortcuts run ""Send New Files Text Message"""

  Var e As String = "Exception Error'"

This only works if you have the Apple Shortcut on the same Mac the app is running on.

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Great workaround!

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