View Full Version : Help me out, what kind of script / software has this function?

09-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Hey, I wanted to know if there is a software / script out there where you can communicate back in fourth from the website to a cell phone. Like you can text message a number... and then that text message would appear online.. submitted by that user..

So I can perhaps reply to my comments.. by simply texting to a certain number and it'll come up on the website.

Also.. ability to have a friends list... and if I post something on a website... a text message will go out to everyone on my friends list.. is that possible? then the friends can reply to that text and it'll be posted on the website as well as a text will be sent out to the person who posted it in the first place..

what would you call a script / software like this? basically communication via text messages and website without having any data plan or internet on your phone.. simply.. texts.

09-01-2009, 10:26 AM

I did something similiar to this for my uni project a year ago or so, you will need a GSM server that you communicate to and pick the SMS from.

We did that through using PHP with the SOAP Class to retrieve from a WSDL server attached to the SMS database.

Its quite easy to build, but you need the GSM/SMS server to retrieve the messages, I'm unsure where/how you would get access to this especially without paying. Hopefully someone can help you further with the GSM/SMS side of things, when I did it we used a Uni server sponsored by Orange.

Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

09-01-2009, 11:26 AM
To get a GSM Server like you are saying, how much would it cost me on Monthly basis? And also, since this would have to work for more than one person... would it be a same text number that everyone would be texting to? Or would each user get his or her own number? How would we go about doing that? I mean if User 1 texts to 555555... and User 2 also texts to 555555 ... they would end up in the SAME spot... but thats not what I am looking for.. I want each user's text message to appear on each user's own dedicated page. How would I go about doing that?

I know services like Twitter or Facebook have done something like that... where you can update your status by text message... Is that hard to do.. or simple?

09-01-2009, 07:32 PM

In answer to your question you mailed me, I did this stuff for my degree but also do web development as a profession for a company, and I do it as a hobby as well when I get time.

I have replied here, as I think there will be others here who can help you as much as I can. I found this site: http://www.clickatell.com/

That looks like what you are after, if you need help with anything then post back here. Looks like quite a simple API though.

Hope it helps! :thumbsup: