SMS share plugin

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SMS share-plugin for nemotransferengine-qt5. Supports sharing mime-types "text/vcard" ie. contacts and "text/x-url" is. Links.

The plugin supports 3 sending modes:

  • Short plaintext: only the contact name and it's phone numbers will be generated
  • Full plaintext: all contact details will be added
  • SmartMessaging vCard: this is a special format developed originally by Nokia. Old Nokia feature phones, and Sailfish OS supports it: the sent data could be imported on the receiver side as a simple vCard. Android known to be ignoring this method, iOS support is unknown.

Source code can be found here:


The plugin serialization backend uses the strings of the contacts app. (jolla-contacts.ts on the Pootle) If any of the placeholders in the generated SMS are incorrct head to the Pootle.

The UI strings could be translated, feel free to open up a Github PR or Issue.

Bug reporting:

Open up a terminal.

set LANG=<locale code>

start jolla-contacts

Share the vCard data from the command line output, and the resulted SMS text in a Github Issue. (Feel free to mangle personal details, the vCard keys are the most important.)


Application versions: 
File harbour-sms-share-plugin-1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm19.06 KB17/11/2018 - 01:31
File harbour-sms-share-plugin-1.0-2.armv7hl.rpm19.7 KB17/11/2018 - 12:12
File harbour-sms-share-plugin-1.0-3.armv7hl.rpm19.93 KB17/11/2018 - 14:30

- Add support for sharing URLs


Marold's picture

That looks brilliant, could You make direct option for forwarding sms on longpress as well ? That would be a blast. Thank You for Your work. Best regards

sumitpur's picture

I am unable to install. It says " Nothing provides libnemotransferengine-qt5>=0.3.1 needed by harbour-sms-share-plugin-1.0.3.armv7hl " . Please help. I really require this. If possiable develop a search facility in the SMS so we can retaive a SMS. Thanks in advance.

Marold's picture

Maybe try pkcon refresh. I have installed it without any problems on sfos3

PawelSpoon's picture

Great !

anasyntes's picture

Brilliant - thank you!

dirksche's picture

Thank you very much for this feature

murfik's picture

Flash sms?

Thaodan's picture

Doesn't Android support sharing contacts via sms too?

martonmiklos's picture

Android does supports sharing SMS (via plaintext), but does not supports receiving (and importing) vCards sent in SmartMessage format.