Sending Text Messages
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In this video tutorial, we discuss how to use our inbound SMS API and get the best results possible. Showing how easy it is to integrate text messages into web applications, our experts look into how to optimise your customer experience and get your campaigns underway.
Our tutorial is around two minutes long and covers a range of interesting topics. Yet, although we discuss the applications of mass SMS API in great detail, some of the highlights are listed here:
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We use http post very simply post the variables directly onto your web server
We pass sender, which is the mobile phone number of the handset of the person texting in
We pass content, which is the text message content
And we pass inNumber, which is the mobile phone number the person texted to, be it a short code or a long dedicated telephone number
When you receive these variables, because they are posted behind the scenes to your server - you just store and process them
You can do this either by streaming out to a text file or by storing directly in your database
Once you receive the variables on your server you can store and process them as you choose, perhaps querying your database and replying back to our API accordingly
And maybe you would even use the standard (?) to identify customers in your database and respond with a bespoke message accordingly back through our outbound API
You could configure a unique forwarding url for each inbox by going to receive on messenger, view inboxes, and for each inbox you simply press settings, select forward incoming messages to a URL
In the URL box you simply put the URL of your server
Followed by the receiver script name
If you are using an alternate port to the standard port 80, or SSL port 443, simply enter in the box
If you are using SSL simply tick the SSL box
And if you're using HTTP security where you can enter a user name and password, simply enter it in this box
Don't forget within Messenger you can click on 'help' at any time or, of course, you can always call our friendly Support Desk.
Thank you from the UK's number One mobile messaging provider - Textlocal
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