- Install Pidgin IM client. In case you are having issues regarding configuring Pidgin for google talk, you can look here.
- Create a Google Calender and in the settings tab (on the top right corner), go for notification settings. Create a SMS alert for it. Type your mobile number and verify your mobile.
- If you are Windows user, download this file . Unzip it and copy the file named gsms.dll in the folder C:\Program Files\pidgin\plugins.
In case you are a Linux user, download the required file from this location to ~.purple/plugins.
- Configure the plugin as follows
Open the Plugins from the main window of Pidgin, and then so the following things
Gmail account: your gmail e-mail (example: email@example.com).
Password: password for specified account.
Timeout: Number of minutes for gsms to collect chats until it sends them.
Calendar feed path: Which calendar to use (example: "/private/full" translates to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/private/full)
Friday 22 February 2008
Hello, the wait for SMS alert in google talk is finally over, here is a way how you can get SMS alert from google regarding people who SMSed you while you were offline. Although there is no official service, this is a tweak or "jugaad" in a sense, that lets you to receive SMS notifications when you are not available.