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A great positive review of Magic SMS is in this month's MAGIC magazine. To sum up the review:

"Magic SMS represents a real leap forward in the development of iPhone magic, in terms of its natural feel, its hands-off nature and the huge range of choices it allows a spectator to make. If you have an iPhone and like magic, even just a little bit, you should buy it."
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Now featured on London's LBC Radio website as the 'Magic App of the Year'
http://www.lbc.co.uk/the-gadget-gurus-be......11-37007

and also in FHM Magazine's Friday Newsletter:
Own an iPhone? We've got ten download codes to give away for the genuinely brilliant (we'd NEVER lie to you) Magic SMS app. It's simple, it's elegant and according to Derren Brown, "beautifully thought through". According to FHM, it'll "make anyone who's had more than two pints in the pub go absolutely batshit crazy".
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Just a heads up. Update 1.2 is around the corner. Smile
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On 2011-04-07 20:55, Angelo M Carbone wrote:
Just a heads up. Update 1.2 is around the corner. Smile


How much longer on 1.2 ? Smile

Got a second app in the works?
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1.2 should be uploaded to iTunes in the next day or so for approval. Smile

No second app in the works. Sadly magic apps do not do well. Games do.
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Owners of the app will know that your virtual psychic friend takes credit for the magic in Magic SMS. If however YOU want to be the one who takes the credit for the magic, then here is a possible presentation idea:

Say that earlier today you made a prediction and texted it to a close friend. In a moment you will text your friend again to forward that SMS prediction back to you but before doing so, ask your spectator to think of a colour and playing card. Then text your friend saying "Hey can you forward my SMS prediction to me. The one I sent you earlier. Thanks!" The reply comes back as:"This text message is a new form of prediction and was made on the 21st April 2011. I Angelo Carbone, have predicted that a colour and playing card has been freely thought of. They are the colour Green and the Seven of Hearts." Just make sure you enter your full name instead of just your first name in the settings page.

If you want your spectator to take the credit for the magic, then in your patter say that last night you dreamt you were painting the ceiling of Buckingham Palace and you accidentally knocked over a tin of paint. It went all over their expensive carpet. As you looked at the paint on the floor it visually formed into a jumbo playing card. Such a bizarre dream. Ask your spectator to guess what colour the paint was and what card the paint formed into. When they tell you their guess, act surprised and ask how on earth did they know? Say they are absolutely right and say nothing else. When they tell you they don't believe you, say that you will prove it. Say that you called your friend earlier today telling them about the dream and told them everything and that your friend will confirm it. Pick up your iPhone and text your friend saying "Hey remember the dream I told you about? What colour was the paint and what was the card?" The reply will say: "Hey Angelo! Yes that was one strange dream you had last night. Remind me not to ask for your help if I need some painting done Smile The paint you said you knocked over was Green and the card it formed into was the Seven of Hearts."
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Ok version 1.2 is now live so if you have the app already go update. If you don't have the app, now is a good time to purchase it as for a limited time only there is a discount of a 1/3rd off retail price.

New update supports 12 hour lockscreen clock so US users should be very happy. Other minor tweaks too!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magic-sms/id409372560?mt=8
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Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
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Any chance of a droid app?
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Hi!

As an Android user myself I would love to have Magic SMS on Android but with so many different versions and skins to contend with, it would be very difficult. Also, unfortunately, magic apps don't make a lot of money.
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Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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LOVE this! Just got it. Easy to remember, easy to set up and customize depending on your style and presentation. Devastating effect.

First time I tried it, the person good-naturedly REFUSED to tell me her color and card even after she'd sent the text. I had already set it up that my psychic friend might not even be there. So when the return text came through, I just picked up the phone, looked at the message preview and said, "Oh. Not right now. Maybe later," and put the phone away. Easy. Because my psychic friend is in a time zone two hours earlier and this was early a.m. at breakfast.

Next time I tried it, after setting it up conversationally about this psychic friend who's amazing, I just asked them to name a color and then name a card. THEN I pulled out my phone and handed it to them for them to turn on, and went on from there.

For me, anyway, it's actually smoother that way, rather than having them just think of a color and card, then after they've sent their text message, asking them to tell me. Nobody (so far) has even thought about "voice recognition" playing a part, since the phone was off and in my pocket when they told me their color and card.

Inevitably, they or someone else in a group wants to try it again. I just quietly demur and say, "No, no. It's not a parlor game. I don't like to bother him much. I just wanted you to see what he can do."

When they ask if they can contact him for a reading, I offer to email him later and see if he's accepting any new clients. For some reason, he never is.

GREAT WORK! THANKS!
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Just another variation of the presentation. For me, anyway, it's the most devastating yet.

After the conversational setup, I just ask them to name a card. NO COLOR.

Then I take my iPhone out of my pocket and proceed from there. Never touching it except when they turn it on, swipe, and see the Passcode screen. I just reach out for it and enter my real Passcode, then proceed from there.

While we wait for my psychic friend to text back, "if he's even there," and talk of other things, they sometimes ask why I use a Passcode. I explain how if the phone is stolen, somebody can get all their contact names and all the other info on the phone. "A lot of people don't use one, but you really should, for security."

Then, when the text comes in from my psychic friend, it's: "Oh, you enter it. You're not gonna steal my phone, are you?" And I give them the code, which they enter.

My distant psychic friend's correctly naming their thought-of card is jaw-dropping enough.

But when he adds, "That blue looks GREAT on you," they SCREAM and go bananas!

Just wish there were an option for "PLAID."
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Thanks Roberto for your idea and feedback. Always good to hear of ideas from others.

Appreciated.
The Gift: Trick of the Year 2017
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/themagicinventor
Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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After all the great reviews, I finally purchased this! I am glad I did! There are so many possibilities! The iForce app and Magic SMS BOTH are the two best out there...possibilities are endless!
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Thanks for the kind words about iForce Fred.

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Anyone still performing this? What kind of reactions are you getting?
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Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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Oh, yeah! I perform it very often. The reactions are great! This is within my top 3 or 4 most fav magic apps....all depends on the situation.
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Great to hear! Smile
The Gift: Trick of the Year 2017
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/themagicinventor
Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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Just got it last night, it's really good and well thought Angelo, even the way you teach us how to memorize is very thoughtful!
This is an app that is a must even I live in Indonesia with Indonesian language Smile
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Thanks mister! I wanted the memorisation part to be very easy. Glad you are happy!
The Gift: Trick of the Year 2017
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/themagicinventor
Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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Holiday Sale!

For a limited time only you can now purchase Magic SMS at the lowest price. If you don't already have it why not download the app that Derren Brown and David Blaine think is the best magic app.

Happy New Year!
The Gift: Trick of the Year 2017
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/themagicinventor
Magic SMS 2: http://apple.co/2nuxewr
Notion of Motion: http://www.risingcard.co.uk
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