[opensource] Google Voice AJAX/POST

Michael S. Yanovich yanovich.1 at osu.edu
Mon Jul 26 21:02:14 EDT 2010

  I'm not sure if this would be of help, but at one time I was looking 
for a Python wrapper that interfaced with Google Voice. I came across 
this: http://code.google.com/p/pygooglevoice/

I'm not familiar with how it authenticates with Google, but I've tested 
it with a spare account and it seems to work quite well.

Hope this helps.

On 07/23/2010 09:22 PM, Brian Swaney wrote:
> So, the question is, what would a correctly-formated POST request look 
> like?
> Thanks Paul, I'll see if I can find one of those. I think the script I 
> have can work, but I need an example of proper POST data to compare 
> with what I have. It looks like most of the one's I'm finding in 
> Google are using the included Flash embed, which is the opposite of 
> what I want, but I suppose there is bound to be one using AJAX 
> somewhere...
> On 07/23/2010 07:47 PM, Shaun Brady wrote:
>> When you construct a URL it's actually GET data.  You have to put them
>> (your POST variables) in to the HTTP header.  This is just another
>> step closer, as I'm not sure exactly how to convince Javascript to do
>> this.  I'm 99% you can control whether the request is via GET or POST,
>> but how to modify the POST data, that I'm not sure of.
>> SB
>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Brian Swaney
>> <swaneybr at opensource.osu.edu>  wrote:
>>> Does anyone have experience with submitting forms using POST data?
>>> A few months ago I subscribed to Google Voice, and it turns out they 
>>> provide
>>> a widget you can place on your web pages such that a user can enter 
>>> their
>>> name and phone number to "call" you, but never actually get your phone
>>> number (even your Google number). I thought it seemed pretty neat, 
>>> except
>>> that the widget is a Flash object, and is not customizable in the 
>>> least bit.
>>> A Google search turned up an article
>>> <http://razvangavril.com/web-development/custom-google-voice-widget/>
>>> detailing how the applet does nothing more than make a POST request, 
>>> which
>>> you can do yourself with some HTML forms. He (correctly) suggested 
>>> that you
>>> submit the data using AJAX instead of a regular submit button, because
>>> otherwise the user will be redirected to a page that says "ok=true", 
>>> as I
>>> found myself.
>>> Problem is, I can't figure out how to properly form the POST 
>>> request. My
>>> script is at 
>>> http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/%7Eswaneybr/js/googlevoice.js and
>>> according to Firebug it goes all the way through without errors, and 
>>> sends
>>> the POST request, but lists an empty response from Google. If I use the
>>> forms alone, with a submit button and no javascript, the call goes 
>>> through
>>> and the user is redirected to a page that says ok=true, so I know it 
>>> works,
>>> but using the AJAX method nothing happens. I think I might be 
>>> forming the
>>> POST request wrong, but having never personally dealt with POST 
>>> before today
>>> I have no idea what it is supposed to look like. Wireshark is out of 
>>> the
>>> question because Google (wisely) uses SSL.
>>> My request looks like
>>> buttonId=LOTS_OF_HEX_HERE&callerNumber=PHONE_NUMBER&name=SOMEBODY'S_NAME&showCallerNumber=1 
>>> but that's obviously not working. Could somebody instruct me on how 
>>> to form
>>> a proper POST string to pass into ajaxRequest.send(POSTrequest);?
>>> -- 
>>> Brian Swaney
>>> Open Source Club at
>>> Ohio State University
>>> Website Administrator
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