Developers Guides

How to use MessageMedia Webhooks

Imagine this scenario – you’re living in the late 90s when Netflix was a myth and you’re eager to watch this mind-boggling movie called The Matrix. What do you do? You call the local VCR rental shop and ask them if they have a copy available. They say they don’t have a copy yet, but […]

Send a text message with c# in under 2 minutes

Prerequisites Visual Studio 2019 or a later version with the .NET Core cross-platform development workload installed. For more information, see the Install with Visual Studio section on the Install the .NET Core SDK article from Microsoft. Step 1: Set up a project Open visual studio and start a new project. Select the template for “Console […]

Send a text message using Java in under 2 minutes

Prerequisites Java JDK Eclipse IDE Installing java dependencies Step 1: Set up a project For this project, we’re going to use Maven. If you are unfamiliar with this build tool, you will need to include the files or a .jar file in your project. However, the SDK has been published to Maven to make this […]

Purchasing dedicated numbers with Numbers API

Dedicated numbers have several valuable use cases. By using a dedicated number for your communications with customers, your messages will come from a single number, rather than a rotary pool, thereby building trust. Dedicated numbers can also be a powerful tool for two-way messaging, enabling you to segment communications with your customers by department, workflow, […]

Using Adobe Campaign with MessageMedia SMS

Adobe Campaign is a leading omnichannel marketing solution that enables you to use rich customer data for customer journeys. Craft cross-channel campaigns using MessageMedia’s integration to enhance the customer journey and drive greater ROI. To get started, you will need an SMPP user added to your account. To request SMPP credentials, contact your account manager […]

How to send mobile landing pages

Mobile landing pages is a mobile-first business messaging solution, with rich content and detailed analytics. You can extend your SMS journeys to a personalised mobile landing page for enhanced user interactivity and measurable engagement. The mobile landing pages API provides the facilities to create mobile landing pages and send them to recipients. The process of […]

Using Short Trackable Links Reporting

If you send messages with long URLs, you will love MessageMedia’s Short Trackable Links. By using this feature, you can automatically contract your web links into neat little URLs. There are many benefits, including reduced message characters and, in turn, cutting the cost of a message send. It’s also a great way to improve readability […]

Custom Reporting Dashboards Part II

In a previous part of this series, we covered using a simple reporting endpoint in Google Sheets and getting reports sent to you. In this part, we will parse detailed results into a custom interface for received messages. Although you can get details about your received messages via the portal, access to the received messages […]

Making a one-to-many mobile-only SMS broadcaster

Do you need business messaging that can be easily accessed without the use of internet? SMS is great for infield business communications because you can often get a message even when your internet is unreliable. So how about we make a one-to-many SMS broadcaster. Imagine you’re writing software for a school. The school organises an […]

Custom Reporting Dashboards

If you’ve used the portal, you would know that there is a dashboard for reports, that can be filtered. However, you may not be aware of the flexibility and power of the MessageMedia Reporting API. If you are interested in really fine-grained reports or customising your own dashboard, you can use the Reporting API. In […]

Workforce management with Google Sheets, MessageMedia & C#

If you store your business data using spreadsheets, there are things you can do using the MessageMedia APIs to automate some of your business processes and make your life easier. Gone are the days of sending around copies of spreadsheets to support staff, who manually copy and paste your data into secondary programs. You can […]

How to Validate and Look Up Phone Numbers from a CSV file

In this guide, we will validate phone numbers from a CSV file using Node.js and the Lookups API. Note: If you would like to learn more about the Lookups API, visit our product page. Getting started In order to work through this tutorial, you need: A MessageMedia developers account Node installed Helpful resources Lookups Node.js SDK Lookups […]

Real time SMS notifications via Slack

At its most basic, Slack is a messaging system; however, it can be infinitely extended and customised. It provides a flexible system to customise your team’s integration by creating custom welcome messages, your own applications and Slack bots just to name a few. In this tutorial, we’ll be building a very basic app in Node.js, […]

Send a text message using Python in under 2 minutes

120 seconds? Certainly can’t be that easy. Or can it? In this tutorial, I’d like to quickly show you how simple it is to add messaging capability to your web app. Prerequisites Python installed A text editor Step 1: Set up project Create an empty folder for your project, let’s name it testApp. Step 2: […]

Connect MessageMedia to hundreds of other apps with Zapier

Zapier lets you connect MessageMedia to 1,000+ other web services. Automated connections called Zaps, set up in minutes with no coding, can automate your day-to-day tasks and build workflows between apps that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Each Zap has one app as the Trigger, where your information comes from and which causes one or more […]

Enterprise Webhooks (Part 1)

So, you’ve finally decided to secure your Webhooks and put an end to all those nasty payloads being sent from malicious sources? Excellent! Securing your MessageMedia Webhooks is a two-part process, the first part consists of creating a public private key pair and the second part is verifying your Webhook by making use of those […]

Enterprise Webhooks (Part 2)

This tutorial is a continuation of Enterprise Webhooks (Part 1). In this tutorial, we’ll go through the remaining bits that are required to set up and verify your Webhooks. Prerequisites Node installed Git installed ngrok installed Clone the Enterprise Webhooks SDK Repository You’ll need a code editor such as Sublime Text or Atom. We’ll be using Node.js […]

Sending Messages in C#

The MessageMedia Messages API can handle sending messages from a C# console or web application. You can use this to keep track of message statuses in a database to log the final result. This article shows you how to send messages from the Messages API and then get status in C#. Prerequisites Before you start, […]

Using Webhooks with your CRM

You’ve been employed as a developer in a company that owns and manages a CRM software. The CRM was developed a long time back and is quite legacy in terms of its capabilities. It doesn’t support JSON, only XML and currently polls external servers to check for updates so that it can notify your clients. […]

Appointment Reminders using the Messages API

With the advancement of technology, notifying people has become a one-step process. Gone are the days when people remind each other of events or other occasions by word of mouth. A more effective, efficient and reliable method of notifying people is through messaging. If Harry has an appointment scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday, we can […]

Create a Slackbot in under 10 minutes using Node.js

Chatbots — they’re cool, fun and useful virtual assistants to have. In this tutorial, we’ll build a basic ChatBot that can reply to queries via Slack. We’ll be running this on our local machine and to make it even simpler, we’ll be leveraging an awesome tool called Botkit which will do most of the heavy-lifting […]

SMS driven minimal PHP-based CRM

This tutorial guides you into setting up a customer database and integrating it with MessageMedia for sending text messages and tracking their delivery.

Bulk Messaging with Node on Glitch

In this guide we'll build a small example application for sending the same message to multiple recipients at once.

Sending Messages in C#

This article shows you how to send messages from the REST API and then handle the POST webhook in C#.