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HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

Introduction to HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API is a powerful tool that allows web developers to access the SMS and telephony capabilities of mobile devices.

This API provides a standardized way to send and receive SMS messages, make and receive telephone calls, and manage contacts.

Prerequisites for Using the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

In order to use the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API, you must have a mobile device that supports the API.

You must also have a web browser that supports the API. Currently, only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox support the API.

Browser Support for HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

Browser Support
Google Chrome Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes
Safari No
Internet Explorer No
Microsoft Edge No

Sending and Receiving SMS Messages

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API provides a simple way to send and receive SMS messages.

To send an SMS message, you can use the send() method of the SMSMessage object.


var message = new SMSMessage('Hello, world!', '+15551234567');
message.send();

Making and Receiving Telephone Calls

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API also provides a way to make and receive telephone calls.

To make a telephone call, you can use the dial() method of the TelephoneCall object.


var call = new TelephoneCall('+15551234567');
call.dial();

Handling Call Events

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API provides a number of events that you can listen for to handle call events.

For example, you can listen for the 'connected' event to handle when a call is connected.


var call = new TelephoneCall('+15551234567');
call.addEventListener('connected', function() {
  // The call is connected.
});

Accessing Call Logs

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API also provides a way to access the call logs of the device.

You can use the getCallLogs() method of the TelephoneManager object to get a list of the call logs.


var manager = new TelephoneManager();
manager.getCallLogs(function(callLogs) {
  // The call logs are now available in the callLogs array.
});

Managing Contacts

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API also provides a way to manage the contacts of the device.

You can use the getContacts() method of the ContactManager object to get a list of the contacts.


var manager = new ContactManager();
manager.getContacts(function(contacts) {
  // The contacts are now available in the contacts array.
});

Using the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API in Hybrid Apps

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API can be used in hybrid apps to access the SMS and telephony capabilities of the device.

To use the API in a hybrid app, you can use the cordova-plugin-sms and cordova-plugin-telephony plugins.

Examples of Using the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API can be used to create a variety of applications, such as:

  • Messaging apps
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) apps
  • Call blocking apps
  • Contact management apps

Benefits of Using the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful
  • Extensible

Limitations of the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API also has some limitations, including:

  • Not all browsers support the API.
  • The API may not be available on all devices.
  • The API may not be able to access all of the features of the device's SMS and telephony capabilities.

Future of the HTML5 SMS and Telephony API

The HTML5 SMS and Telephony API is still under development, but it has a promising future.

As the API becomes more widely adopted, it will likely become more powerful and feature-rich.

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