TextMarks Implementation

From: David White 
Do any of you know of any simple pre-built (Open Source) content management
systems that interface with TextMarks to allow folks to manage content &
text messages through a web browser?

If not, are any of you familiar with TextMarks and/or can you recommend a
programmer who would be able to build a very simple web-based CMS that
interfaces with the TextMarks API?


I have a nonprofit client who needs a "phone tree" model, where someone can
text a phone number and get 4 responses back (top menu). The visitor would
text again based on 1 of those responses to get to the next menu level, and
get more responses. Finally, the person would send a 3rd text to get the
final answer that they are looking for.

If a CMS doesn't already exist, then we'll probably need to build one. My
client can pay, but they're a nonprofit and they can't afford a lot.

Let me know if you're interested.


David White
Founder & CEO
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

=============================================================== From: Lee Walker ------------------------------------------------------ I've built this kind of thing before. I guess the client wants it to be textmarks as the SMS provider? Are others allowed ?

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ TextMarks needs to be the provider, as the nonprofit was given a grant (I don't know from whom, or under what circumstances), which apparently is only for TextMarks.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ me too: clickatell, twilio and others have better APIs. I can even do it with SMS gateways like the Multitech SMS Finder, HyperMedia GSM Gateways.. and with or without Gnokii http://gnokii.org/ - a serially (USB) attached cell phone. TextMarks is sharing a short code... I thought that was illegal. Hmm..

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 If I understand what you are saying correctly, they are not the only people who do it. I have used several SMS services that are the same shortcode (5 digit SMS number), but you get different information depending on what you send to the number in question. 90210 for example. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRNQuxAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdwU4H/2Q9VJYVTPm/yTbm0FdWUm0X 5DJJpYfkjmF3l2dAHKYkN21CkEURJymT8gfs80mgBqX98W9vk0iuih6fucT8kh+h 5SXD7aLeOgDTL/Hvew1WZOD9fFDvIgpjmRleX1CacZgswaJ0wsiGTncEYE+eEncF z3Umc9wcCU05y+nyOArBDYXkP4XADzlZ98MV9IOy6nMb+uBDww1ki0tJIpNa7kh2 BPIeHidPhuIYvzIzXwHAsj7x1RBbQtNICHPPejpbVW7nUIbZvpPA5tz35z6GoPet jyEd2KiSjwyywEgl7GDOFo8xdjulc3/MHXZROJzUTIibNJ8n0Sjo4tisx7QVhRE= =4RGX -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: gary hasty ------------------------------------------------------ Go play on http://developer.att.com. Plenty of cross platform apis Sent from my iPhone

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Dave: The issue is, there is a 'short code blacklist' as well as a full number blacklist at the SMPP (multi-telecom direct connections) level. If I use their short code for porn spam or weirder stuff, the other gateways will block that shortcode. In rare cases they even get revoked. And yea.. I got a client with a recycled short code with a 69 in it... You should see some of the weird messages that get sent to it. The system identifies some key words and replies: "We can turn your electricity on, not you. This number is now...." Apparently you could text message key words and it would send images back that matched that description. For a fee of course. I haven't ready the rules for a while. but sharing short codes was not allowed in the USA a few years ago.