5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2014 9:17 AM by ApexPhil

    SMS system in APEX !

    ocpdev

      Hello everyone,

       

      Basically, I m a Form Developer,but now want to use APEX due to its many benefits.

      I want to develop simple application for SMS system for marketing persons. Previously, we used telephone to inform our every marketing persons individually, now instead we want SMS system, which gives SMS to all our marketing persons at a single click, which will save our lot of time.

       

      Kindly, guide me about developing SMS system application.

       

      Thanks with warm regards.

      Dev..

        • 1. Re: SMS system in APEX !
          Vite DBA

          Hi,

           

          I would imagine you would have to hook into a commercial SMS service. A quick google revealed there are plenty around and they all seem to have web based API's that you can access from custom applications.

           

          Regards

          Andre

          • 2. Re: SMS system in APEX !
            ocpdev

            Hi Andre,

             

            Can SMS service provider do it all for me like PL/SQL development?

            Can APEX hosting companies give me some guidance ?

             

            Can you guide me in details, as I have never developed it before and also new to APEX ?  I m from India.


            Thanks.

            Dev.

            • 3. Re: SMS system in APEX !
              AndyH

              Most commercial SMS service providers have an email-to-SMS service, therefore very simple to integrate.

              • 4. Re: SMS system in APEX !
                ApexPhil

                The solution is simple and isn't Apex specific. You can use it with any application: forms, reports, Apex, etc.

                 

                All you do is use an SMS to email provider (lots can be found on Google) so when your Apex application to sends an email to them the provider will turn it into an SMS.

                 

                I've used one of these providers in the past and it works well, is inexpensive and delivery is fast. You register each email address you want to use with the provider and then store the email address in your database. When you subsequently send an email the provider takes care of the rest.

                • 5. Re: SMS system in APEX !
                  ApexPhil

                  Andy - snap!