Accessing REST products and features alongside legacy APIs

We previously wrote about the main difference between SOAP and REST APIs and when businesses should choose one over the other. If you are currently integrating with SOAP or other legacy APIs there may be reasons why you want to stick with that integration for your business messaging. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the benefits […]

Bec Martin
March 01, 2019

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, […]

Ibrahim Tareq
January 29, 2019

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   Step 1: Setup project Create an empty folder for your project, let’s name it testApp.   Step 2: Install […]

Ibrahim Tareq
November 27, 2018

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 […]

Ibrahim Tareq
September 12, 2018

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 […]

Ibrahim Tareq
August 23, 2018

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 […]

Ibrahim Tareq
August 23, 2018

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, […]

Ibrahim Tareq
July 03, 2018

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. […]

Ibrahim Tareq
May 31, 2018

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 […]

Ibrahim Tareq
May 08, 2018

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 […]

Ibrahim Tareq
May 07, 2018