This article details how to create a timer in Google’s App Inventor that sends a text message to a recipient on a daily basis at a predetermined time. This app can then be packaged and downloaded to your Android based phone.
First, let me say that although this app is functional, App Inventor won’t let you package the application into a distributable APK file, or provide it as a download through the Android Market. That being said, it’s a good learning tool about the App Inventor Blocks Editor. Also, I use Google Voice for most of my text messaging, but this app will use the native texting app for your phone, not Google Voice.
I’ve named this app on my phone DailyMessage, as it’s a simple clock based timer that sends a text message every day at a time hard coded in the block executable code. Of course, this app isn’t very useful if you want to change the time the SMS is sent, but that’s a later article. This app needs to run continuously to check the clock, so make sure to set your phone’s task killer to ignore this app if you want to use it religiously.