Operations with message folders

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. This overview gives you quick links to the HTTP SMS API documentation.

Use the built in webserver of Ozeki NG to send SMS messages

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.

how sending an sms through a built-in webserver works
Figure 1 - Send an SMS messages through the built in webserver

The following links give you detailed information about how to form the URL and what kind of parameters you can use:

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 messages

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).

http post on incoming sms
Figure 2 - HTTP Post on incoming SMS

The following webpage gives information on how to configure Ozeki NG to forward your SMS messages to an external web application:

HTTP Client user

Note that you can write this external web application in any programming language. We have examples for PHP SMS processing, ASP SMS processing and Java SMS processing.

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:

HTTP response format for returning SMS response(s)

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