Some of our customers and developers have written automated email processes for reading and storing SPOT email notifications. Come fall, we are making some enhancements to both our email and SMS formats and want to prepare developers for those changes.EMAIL Format Changes
New Format Example:From:
You have just received a message I sent using my SPOT Satellite GPS MessengerDate:
September 10, 2009 12:53:33 PM PDTTo:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgReply To:
-121.89582 GPS location Date/Time:
09/02/2009 00:27:08 PST
Click the link below to see where I am located.
Message:This is the default SPOT Check-in/ OK message. Please update.
Raising the safety factor for millions who step into the outdoors each year, SPOT notifies friends and family or an international emergency rescue coordination center with status messages based on situation and need. Ask for Help (or SPOT Assist), Alert S.O.S., Check-In/OK and Track Progress-all with the simple push of a button.
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Old Format Example:From:
September 1, 2009To:
I am having fun exploring with my SPOT unit. Check me out.
ESN:0-1234567SMS Format Changes
Nearest Location:not known
Time:04/21/2009 04:55:33 (US/Pacific)
The changes are noted in green below: (note that some carriers strip out the 'from' information)FROM:
Bob’s SPOT (NEW: Messenger name to help easily identify the sender)
ll: -115.3456, -35.1111 (NEW: shortening of the lat/long description, providing more space for message)
I am having a blast yurt hopping in New Zealand…