SMS is a powerful and simple method of communication with a 97% open rate. Adding SMS messaging into your app, website, system or business software will improve business efficiencies and communication workflow immediately. Not only will communication improve but an SMS API will help manage time more effectively and cut business costs, allowing your users to focus on other important aspects of their business.
Our SMS API Gateway can simply be integrated into an existing CRM, E-Commerce or other business applications/Software. Send and receive messages effortlessly and securely via our SMS API gateway. From SMS blasts to individual SMS notifications this automated process is the perfect solution for any business communication needs. If you’re looking to send high volumes of text messages, SMS reminders/notifications, Two-way communication, marketing messages just to name a few, our SMS API Gateway is the perfect solution.
Our SMS API is developed with developers in mind and is based on a HTTPS Protocol to ensure secure and private messaging. Whether you’re an independent developer or work for a large corporate, we’re here to provide you with the right tools and the support you require. Our SMS gateway is robust, reliable, and easy-to-use.
KEY FEATURES OF INTEGRATING AN SMS API INTO YOUR SOFTWARE
Send a single or high volume of messages to your database with a single API request. With our throughput reaching over 300 SMS per second, you can be assured your messages will be delivered fast and securely!
REAL TIME SMS NOTIFICATIONS
Send text message replies and delivery notifications directly to your application. We’re capable of prioritising your sends depending on the sensitivity and speed of delivery (i.e. marketing versus appointment reminders)
SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE
Easily schedule SMS messages to be sent at a later date or to reoccur after a certain time period.
Send messages to any network and receive replies back to your application (except if you’re using Alpha tags)
TIMELY DELIVERY REPORTS
Track your sent messages and get a timely delivery report. You are able to send this to a dedicated URL and then forward it to your software/platform/User interface. You can check the exact time that each message is delivered to a handset or if it failed to deliver.
RULES AND TRIGGERS
With our SMS API Gateway you can automatically create an SMS Central account for your end users (Trigger new accounts or sub-accounts.) You can also set rules for example – “When receiving messages containing the word ‘YES’, send an auto-reply”.
WHY USE SMS CENTRAL’S SMS API GATEWAY?
At SMS Central we offer a wide range of FREE API tools and fast integration into your existing app, website or business software.
IT’S FAST & Reliable
Safely send up to three simultaneous HTTP POSTs (via threading) to our API. This allows for a throughput of 300 SMS per second. Note however that carriers have throughput limitations which may be less than the throughput we make available, so messages may queue on our side as we send to the carriers at their maximum allowed rate.
You can also send in batches of up to 100 SMS per HTTP POST using our recipient messages parameter and a JSON data array.
Reach anyone in the world, our SMS API Gateway manages routes through reliable carriers making sure your message is delivered.
With most APIs, you send 1 SMS per request. With SMS Central, you can send 100 SMS per request.
Integrate with SM. You put the looks, we provide the engine so your users can send and receive from your very own application.
MANAGE MULTIPLE CAMPAIGNS
If you are collecting contact information in one URL from different sources, you can redirect your inbound SMS to the same spot.
KEEP USING YOUR OWN SYSTEM
If you have an application that prepares all of your communication you can easily integrate with SMS Central. We’ll deliver the SMS in the “background” while you keep managing everything from your own system.
NO SIGN UP FEE
There is no fee to connect, your business ONLY pays for the messages sent or any dedicated numbers your business may require
We provide a reliable service and our support team are always on hand to help with any queries. Phone and email support available.
SMS Central is working hard to ensure that any developer looking for a fast and easy-to-use SMS API gateway in their application software, site or system can do so reliably and simply. Our API’s can easily fit into any project- choose your preferred SMS API, be it .NET, Java or SMPP or View our API’s
To have a dedicated longcode or not to have a dedicated longcode? That’s NOT the question!!!!
In case you have no idea what this post is about, a dedicated longcode is a mobile number assigned to you, and you exclusively.
To send and receive SMS you can sometimes use shared numbers, which basically means you and hundred of other companies are using the same number at the same time.
Why is this NOT GOOD and why do we recommend you go with a dedicated SMS number?
When I tell people I work for an SMS communication company, 99.9% of them would tell me “Oh! So you are the one that sends me discounts via SMS!”
And even though it’s true online SMS is usually used to send limited-time or get-onto-it-now promotions, there are many other ways in which you can unleash the power of SMS communications within your business.
In this post we’ll explore alternatives in which businesses can use SMS for enterprise & business solutions.
Mumble! is an Android app that uses custom alerts to give more information about the type of text message users receive before they look at their device.
Developed by Jordan Elvidge, the app uses smart algorithms to detect the type of message that’s been received, and offers varying vibration alerts to give users a better idea of its content. For example, Mumble! can make your phone vibrate more for longer messages and less for shorter messages.
If you are a parent and you receive circa 2.30am an SMS like this one from your kids’ school… what would you do?
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, over one thousand parents of Castle Hill High School students received an SMS saying the school had burnt down… but apparently it was all an April’s Fool day PRANK!
SMS being instant and awesome makes it an asset when it comes to health comms. In Sweden, SMSlifesaver has started something we deem huge.
There seems to be an ongoing trend with emergency alerting systems flourishing.
Hoping on this trend, yesterday Twitter launched Twitter alerts, a new feature that allows Twitter users to receive critical tweets in times of emergency on their phones. It’s a fantastic move for Twitter since, as Fast Company mentions, they are “making an unofficial emergency channel an official one”.
What I find most interesting is that the alerts will be delivered… wait for it… via SMS!!!!
Our team is a bit of a TV series addict. One of the top ranked series we watch (and if you haven’t we recommend you get onto it now) is The Walking Dead, a show about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
If you fear this could be one way the world could end, don’t worry! It looks like SMS alerts could give you a head start to go down the supermarket, stash yourself with food and water for the next months and help you survive.