As part of getting familiar with the various programming IDEs (Eclipse and Arduino are both new to me), as well as the new phone technology, I’ve been playing around with the base RePhone Kit Create software (as other people on here have been).
I’ve managed to add the ability to type in your own messages, and not just rely on the canned messages. I don’t (yet) have a sim for my phone, so I haven’t been able to test any of the SMS stuff directly, but from what I’ve seen it looks to be working OK. Certainly not perfect, rather clunky in fact and currently only lower case and probably missing symbols, but working nonetheless.
I’ve turned the top line of the canned messages into a “” field, that spawns a 4-screen keyboard window series to generate your message. It then saves that message in the list of canned messages, overwriting “”, and allowing you to select it to send. You can click that top line again to create a new message.
If there’s some desire, I’d be happy to setup a fork of the software on github and release this change, but if so bare with me, because I’ve never used github before now either.
Thanks for reading!