Build mobile text messaging into your web apps

Learn how to send and receive text messages from a web server

From the developerWorks archives

Michael J. Yuan

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: November 02, 2011

Mobile messaging, and Short Message Service (SMS) in particular, is a crucial communication channel for reaching out to your users. Messaging is also a central part of the consumer mobile experience. However, implementing mobile messaging applications is difficult and expensive due to barriers involved with interacting with closed telco services. This article reviews the background and challenges of mobile messaging, and discusses several technical approaches to address these challenges. After reading this article, you will be ready to incorporate interactive text messaging into your own applications.

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