Send SMS notifications from your Web Application

A few years ago I started using Clickatell as a way to send SMS messages from different applications I built. Getting a message to notify you of particular events (“you received an order”, “something isn’t working right”) allows you to respond in a timely manner.

I have one web-based application that monitors various websites I work on and I get a downtime notification via SMS any time a site is down. I have also integrated SMS with osCommerce to send order notifications including the contents of the order. This is great for monitoring a low volume sideline store. There are lots of applications for this of course.

I have used Aleksandar Markovic’s Clickatell SMS API for a number of years. It supports CURL and fopen for the HTTP request and is very easy to integrate into your application.

One Response to “Send SMS notifications from your Web Application”

  1. Anwar says:

    hi,

    i have a website on which customers can order takeaway food, i wanted to be able to send the orders via sms to a sms printing machine in my shop. do you think that is possible.
    it could be a great business idea.

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