HTTP SMS API
The http sms api is a great option to send and receive text messages from your applications. No matter what kind of programming language you use you can issue HTTP requests very easily. This can be used to send SMS messages to mobile phones and can be used to download SMS messages from the SMS gateway if you want to receive texts.
What is the http sms api
The http sms api is a software interface provided by Ozeki SMS Gateway that allows you to send and receive text messages using the http or https protocols through the sms gateway.
How to send an sms using the http sms apiTo send an sms using the http sms api
- Install Ozeki SMS Gateway
- Create a http sms api user
- Urlencode the sms text you wish to send
- Compose the HTTP GET url
- Call the HTTP request to send the SMS
- Receive the HTTP GET response
- Look for the statuscode and the error message
- Check your mobile to see the sent sms
Use the built in HTTP server of Ozeki NG to send SMS
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has a built in webserver. To send an SMS message you can submit it using a HTTP request (Figure 1). To send your SMS messages you can simply call an URL (HTTP Get) or you can use the HTTP Post method. After the sms is posted, Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will forward it to the mobile network either using an Android mobile or GSM modem attached to your comptuer via a data cable or through the Interet using an IP SMS connection. Ozeki will also return a http sms status report in the http response to let your application know what happened to your SMS.
The following links give you detailed information about how to form the URL and what kind of parameters you can use to send your text message:How to send a text message (HTTP API specification)
How to send many SMS messages with a single HTTP request
How to send a text message (C# example)
Use the built in webserver to download incoming SMS
When an SMS message arrives to the Ozeki NG SMS gateway, it is stored in a message folder, called inbox. If you want to check incoming SMS messages one of your options is to download the contents of the inbox folder using HTTP. The following URL gives more information about how to download the contents of a message folder:How to download incoming SMS messages
Processing incoming messages
If you want to process incoming SMS messages as soon as they arrive to your system, you may want to setup an HTTP Client user in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. This HTTP Client user can forward incoming messages to your web application(s) as HTTP GET or HTTP POST requests (Figure 2).
The following webpage gives information on how to configure Ozeki NG to forward
your SMS messages to an external web application:
HTTP Client user
Your web application can also return a response SMS message in the HTTP response. This response SMS messages will be forwarded back to the recipient handset. The following URL has information about the proper response format your web application can use:
Ozeki introduced a new HTTP SMS API (v2.0) in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway v3 to address the requirements of the SMS software developer community. This new HTTP SMS API provides more features, flexibility and simplicity compared to the previous versions. It was designed to help developers be more productive and to be able to add SMS functionality to any project efficiently. To get more information about how this http sms api works, please follow the links below.
- HTTP SMS API - Overview
- HTTP SMS API - sendmessage method
- HTTP SMS API - receivemessage method
- HTTP SMS API - billing method
- HTTP SMS API - SMS service provider connection selection
- HTTP SMS API - Operate with single message
- How to query the addressbook in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
- Operations with message folders in HTTP SMS API
- HTTP SMS API Examples
- User handling via HTTP API
- Service provider connection handling via HTTP API
- HTTP API for the Reporting function of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
- Dynamic SMPP parameters via HTTP
- FAQ of the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway