Interactive Text Messaging
Interactive Text Messaging

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Interactive Text Messaging

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Last updated on 2015-12-07

About the Book

An automated SMS request and response service is a system that allows users to send text message requests to your domain, which in turn sends back a text message response.

The response can be a simple message or it can be a request for additional information from the user which starts the interaction.

We will be using the DOTGO web service to manage these interactions between a user, who sends the request, and a publisher, your service which returns the response.

About the Author

David W. Smith
David W. Smith

I don't remember an awful lot about my experiences in primary school, it was many decades ago, however I distinctly remember a classroom field trip one day to the High School computer lab. I can vividly recall the smell of the paper and ribbon ink, the rythmic sound of type bars striking out responses. You see this was the age of the teletype, before the personal computer, keyboards and monitors. From that moment, I was hooked on computing.

Since that time I have programmed many applications in many different computer languages. I am currently an independant developer of web based applications and freelance programmer working in the open source community.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • The Basics
    • Who can use this service?
    • How does it work?
    • Your first look at the CMRL
    • Setting up the PHP dotGo Engine package
    • Using the PHP dotGo Engine Package
  • Terminating Nodes
  • Getting User Input
    • Your default messages
    • User input
  • Better User Interaction
    • Creating another engine
    • A note on sessions
    • Promotional Guidelines
    • Conclusion

Causes Supported

Oxfam America

Right the Wrong
http://www.oxfamamerica.org

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Our vision: A just world without poverty. Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

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