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Kalkun review

So, this is my first post about kalkun. My first open source project. I called it “just for fun” project, because i enjoyed it very much. It’s start when i’m using gammu for a while to build sms-gateway application, i’m really interested on it but i can’t find user interface for smsd in MySQL mode, so i decided to make my own and share it to other gammu user to make this software better.

This project start on July 2009 and the first release is 0.1.1beta on 09 July 2009. The latest release is o.1.3beta on today, 31 August 2009. Still many bugs on this software but i’m working on it, please support it…:)

OK, let me review it, just copy-paste from the project homepage…:)

What is Kalkun ?

Kalkun is a simple web-based SMS (Short Message Service) management, it use gammu as SMS gateway engine to deliver and retrieve messages from your phone/modem. Kalkun and gammu is two different things. you have to install and configure gammu at yourself. Kalkun only manage database that given by gammu.

What is the advantages ?

Since it web-based, you just need to put this software on one computer, let say it as your server. And other computer on your network (or even on the internet, if you need so), just need a browser to use it. Another advantages is you don’t need to worry about phone memory capacity, because your message is stored in database.


Kalkun is built from two open source software, CodeIgniter (PHP Framework) and jQuery (JavaScript Library), so it will use their licenses.


Currently support basic function :

  • Manage SMS (Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items)
  • Sending SMS, by personal or group
  • Scheduled SMS, by datetime or delay
  • Manage Phonebook, by personal or group
  • Create signature on your message
  • Create and manage private folder
  • Quick reply, reply, forward message
  • Flash SMS
  • Plugin : sms bomber
  • Since 0.1.3beta version, message is threaded per person/conversation-like

And looks like it’s not complete without screenshot, here it is, the latest kalkun release, 0.1.3beta

Kalkun 0.1.3beta - Conversation

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  1. fred
    May 27, 2012 at 9:56 am

    i have a problem using gammu i am installing it in windows xp so it detects the e173 modem but it cannot send and receive what could be the problem.

  1. January 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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