Best Practices for Webhooks

Webhooks are awesome when you’re running an application that requires updates in real-time. However, you’ll need to be careful when using webhooks, as they can be your best friend but also become your biggest liability. We’ve discovered some common issues and caveats that need to be considered when using webhooks. Webhook Security If you’re familiar […]

Ibrahim Tareq
January 18, 2019

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

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

In a nutshell, MessageMedia Lookups API validates the phone numbers you’re sending to by checking their validity, type and carrier records. In this example, we’ll use Node.js and the MessageMedia Lookups API to validate phone numbers from a CSV file.   Prerequisites In order to work through this tutorial, you need: A MessageMedia developers account Node […]

Ibrahim Tareq
April 24, 2018