Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Creating your own text-to-web interface


To allow readers to re-create our remote switching unit we've set up an SMS-to-web gateway that anyone can use to try the ideas out.

We're using a shared short code, 88802 and the keyword 2mbed.
We've set up our interface to strip out the second word in a message and use this as a second keyword to allow anyone to use the same system we do for dealing with messages, but without the cost of purchasing and maintaining your own short code number.

To try the service out, visit http://www.nerdclub.co.uk/mbed

Simply create your account and set up your own keyword on this server to be able to post messages to the database. Write a text message, beginning with 2mbed [space] your_keyword followed by the rest of the message. To access your messages, log in or call the webpage
http://www.nerdclub.co.uk/mbed/messages.asp?keyword=your_keyword&password=your_password