[SailfishDevel] Sending SMS Messages from Sailfish Alpha 2

christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch
Wed Aug 7 08:19:08 UTC 2013

Hi All

I am in the middle of migrating one of my apps "Landed" to the new Alpha 2.

The primary function of Landed is to send SMSes.

In the good old days of the first Alpha and Qt4 to do this I used a  
bit of code modelled on the solution here:

i.e. I was using QMessaging from Qt Mobility.

As Qt Mobility is not yet migrated to Qt 5 this begs the question,  
what is now the recommended way to Sends SMSes from Sailfish on Qt5?

The excellent porting page   
https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Porting/Harmattan points me to Qt5  
Additional Modules, but I couldn't find anything there of use.
The same porting page also suggests Nemo Mobile QML Plugins, so I had  
a look at these.

In GitHub I found the following


The nemo-qml-plugin-messages initially sounds promising, but the  
readme (at the bottom of this mail) indicates that it si for internal  
use only. It points to nemo-qml-plugins. But this is an empty project!

I have downloaded all 3 projects, but before I spend too much time  
investigating these further I thought I would double check here that I  
am not barking up the wrong tree.

So is this the recommended way to Send SMSes, or is there a "better" approach?



This QML plugin implements logic for the qmlmessages application and other UI
implementations. It is not meant to be used by any other applications, or by
more than one process simultaniously. It is installed as  

For external API, see nemo-qml-plugins, which provides  

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