Send SMS through your Android mobile via API

Yes, now you can use your android mobile as a SMS gateway and can send SMS through API or web based interface in millions.

You can also create a cluster of mobile phones that will give you better speed, redundancy and fail resistance through our Android Bulk SMS gateway app.

For more information you can visit the dedicated site at http://androidsmsgateway.com

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Replace SMS with pushAlerts to send real time alerts

SMS is just too outdated, bugging and has become a medium of SPAM due to it’s uncontrollable push nature. There is a need to change (replace) this decade old technology. My aim is to provide alternate tech replacing SMS to developers.

There are so many P2P messaging apps are available in the market but none are developer centric and they all focus only on P2P communications while a vast majority of people still rely on SMS to get updates like:

1. Monitoring services/servers
2. Getting transactional alerts like getting alerts when somebody made an ecom transaction on their website etc.
3. Communicating info to authorised person through automated means like malfunction in machine to the supervisor.

The best part is it is permission based and fully controllable, inexpensive and available across platforms.

Why permission based? Let’s say you opted for Cricket Alerts from Vendor A, after some time this Vendor A sold the data to Vendor B, which is a Real Estate developer. Now in the case of SMS you were helpless and must look for SMS Blocker kind of apps to save yourself from such spammers but with our solution this Vendor B can be blocked on his very first transaction as well as the Vendor A. That way you will be always safe from such vultures those who spam your inbox just to sell their stuff.

Inexpensive: For developers it’s an inexpensive way to communicate data to the user because there is no Mobile Operator involved who is deciding what should you pay, no govt agency is involved, which decides when can you send and what can you send.

Across Platforms: Like sms information can be pushed across all the mobile (currently limited to Android, iOS, WP x and Blackberry) with an Internet connectivity. Thats the only price you need to pay for moving away from SMS.

Why did I start this project?

Since I am managing over 30 servers for our SMS and Toll-Free services (yes, this is my core business) I (along with my team) always needed to be updated about their status. Previously we were relying on SMS for the communication part but sending 1000s of SMS on daily basis just to inform the status start bugging me because the cost of SMS has jumped 10 times. I wanted to develop some solution, which can provide us real time updates without much of cost. While e-mail could have become a solution for this, my team doesn’t want this because apart from me none of them carrying blackberry and on iphone and android push mail is killer for the battery unless you are using a Galaxy Note :). So I start developing push based alert system for Android and it was ready in 36 hours. Then comes the WP and iPhone users and I can’t let them out (just for my own sake “programming ka keeda bura hota hai”). So, this is how I started working on this project.

Then comes my first customer, one of my oldest client. What he wanted is to replace SMS based alerts (which he is sending around 1 lakh + on daily basis) with something else. I told him about this project and he transferred a decent amount (for unlimited push license). His monthly saving is over 1 lakh rupees (calculating on current price of SMS in the market) as 15% of his clients have shifted over to this solution.

 

Please do visit our website at http://pushalerts.znisms.com and give us your valuable feedback about the service (currently available only for Android device holders).

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Send push alerts Sending SMS are costly and intrusive in nature but ZNI’s PushAlert service allows you to send SMS style push message to any android user* in real time.*User must have PushAlerts application and connected to internet.
With just a single line of code (REST API), you can send Push Alerts.
http://api.znisms.com/
post/pushalert.asp

Parameters:

userid: Your developer ID
apikey: API key provided by ZNI
sendto: Mobile number of Android User (with ISD)
message: Message with max length of 300 chars
title: Title or Sender ID with max 20 chars
push alerts on android
save sms cost

You can customize “Title” and “Content Part”.

Want to have a live demo? Download the app on your Android mobile from below link

Android app on Google Play
Create an account (it’s quick, only your mobile number and desired password and click on Register)
Register an account to receive android push sms
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Send SMS from ASP, .NET, PHP, RUBY, PYTHON, JAVA, JQUERY

With ZNI’s Android App (http://znisms.com/blog/?p=323) you can use your mobile to send SMS with any programming language like ASP, .NET, PHP, RUBY, JAVA etc. using our Android SMS gateway APIs.

API for Sending SMS

http://api.znisms.com/post/mobilesms.asp?userid=XXXXXXXX&apikey=APIKEY&sendto=XXXXXXXXXX&message=ZNI%20IS%20BEST&device=name

Parameters: 

userid: ID created on ZNISMS.com
apikey: 32bit API Key (provided by ZNI)
sendto: Mobile number on which message has to be sent.
message: URL encoded message. Max 160 characters.
device: Device name as provided in settings page.

You can keep pushing SMS through API even when your mobile is offline and once it comes online our Application will push all data through your mobile.

Our REST API is platform independent.

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Mobile Bulk SMS Software / SMS Gateway

Do you send SMS to your customers as soon as their is any transaction happened on your website like user registration or software purchase?

With new TRAI regulations SMS cost has been increased dramatically, however if you just want to send transaction alerts to your users in low volumes (not spamming) than you can use a small android app, which we have developed for the same (only for transactional SMS).

With this app you will get HTTP (REST) API to send and receive SMS and can also build a cluster of phones for redundancy. Some of the features are:

  1. Bulk SMS from web interface
  2. Advance group handling i.e. create multiple groups with 1 million members each
  3. API support (for outgoing and incoming SMS). You can integrate this gateway with your website or desktop application to send SMS on trigger basis. Our API is platform and language independent, therefore you can use it with any programming language like JavaScript (node.js, jquery), Ruby on Rails, PHP, ASP.NET, ASP etc.
  4. Two-way SMS i.e. incoming SMS processing. Check the response rate of your campaign.
  5. Delivery Reports
  6. Missed Calls feature
  7. You will be charged only for delivered SMS.
  8. Post-paid billing by your carrier.
  9. Your brand, your number.
  10. Add multiple numbers (SIM/Phone) to build a large cluster.
  11. Send SMS even on DND listed numbers if, they are registered with you.
  12. SMS queuing (i.e. if your mobile can not connect to internet to fetch the data than we will queue the messages till it gets a connection.)
  13. Runs as a gateway i.e. it will work in background on your mobile without interrupting your day to day tasks.
  14. Full control on message sending.

This application is free and can be downloaded from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.znisms.bulksms on your android mobile.

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Online SMS vs Phone Based SMS Gateway

Year 1:

Online Phone Based
No of deivice 0 10
Modem Cost 0 50000
Licesnse Cost 0 12000
SMS Cost 0.25 0.05
SMS per day 1000 1000
No of days 365 365
SMS per month (30) 30416 30416
SMS per year 365000 365000
Cost of sms 91250 18250
Investment 91250 80250

Year 2:


Online Phone Based
No of deivice 0 0
Modem Cost 0 0
Licesnse Cost 0 9000
SMS Cost 0.25 0.05
SMS per day 1000 1000
No of days 365 365
SMS per month (30) 30416 30416
SMS per year 365000 365000
Cost of sms 91250 18250
Investment 91250 27250

Assumptions:

  1. You are sending 1000 SMS per day (1st 100 SMS are cheaper i.e. 5 paise)
  2. Since your daily usage is 1000 SMS and first 100 SMS per SIM are cheaper therefore we are using 10 devices.
  3. Each device costs Rs 5000 (though Rs 4000 device from Intex and Karbon are already in the market).
  4. Software license cost is per year for our Android application. Renewals are 25% discounted.
  5. In market transactional SMS are charged at around 25 paise to 35 paise for less than 1 lakh volume per month. We are taking 25 paise (on lower side).
  6. In 2nd year the difference is huge and will recover your investment on devices also.

Verdict:

Phone based SMS though our Android application is a clear winner here as total investment for 3,65,000 SMS in a year you are paying Rs 80,250/- vs Rs 91,250/- for an online service and in second year the difference is over 4 times.

Few other advantages of Mobile SMS Software:

  1. No pre-paid model. You are paying to your vendor on post-paid basis so no initial investment for a long term.
  2. You are paying to your vendor only for delivered SMS unlike online SMS services.
  3. No restriction over the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GSM Modem & Mobile SMS Software

Do you want to send SMS through your mobile or GSM Modem?

ZNI’s Android application is a better alternative for a GSM Modem because:

  1. An Android mobile comes for Rs 4000/- ($100) while a GSM modem will cost you 2x of that price.
  2. You will have more control over a mobile than GSM modem like Wi-Fi, EDGE etc.
  3. ZNI’s android bulk SMS gateway gives you a web based interface, which can be used to send and receive SMS along with APIs (REST based).

Some other exceptional features are:

  1. Bulk SMS from web interface
  2. Advance group handling i.e. create multiple groups with 1 million members each
  3. API support (for outgoing and incoming SMS). You can integrate this gateway with your website or desktop application to send SMS on trigger basis. Our API is platform and language independent, therefore you can use it with any programming language like JavaScript (node.js, jquery), Ruby on Rails, PHP, ASP.NET, ASP etc.
  4. Two-way SMS i.e. incoming SMS processing. Check the response rate of your campaign.
  5. Missed Call Service
  6. Delivery Reports
  7. You will be charged only for delivered SMS.
  8. Post-paid billing by your carrier.
  9. Your brand, your number.
  10. Add multiple numbers (SIM/Phone) to build a large cluster.
  11. Send SMS even on DND listed numbers if, they are registered with you.
  12. SMS queuing (i.e. if your mobile can not connect to internet to fetch the data than we will queue the messages till it gets a connection.)
  13. Runs as a gateway i.e. it will work in background on your mobile without interrupting your day to day tasks.
  14. Full control on message sending.
For more details please visit http://znisms.com/blog/?p=323
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Run your own SMS gateway with Android Mobile

SMS Gateway on Android PhoneTurn your Android smartphone in to fully functional Bulk SMS Gateway with two-way SMS support i.e. SMS Long Code.

Now you can run your own SMS gateway from your Android phone (running Froyo and above) with complete web based panel to send SMS along with REST API support, so that you can send SMS from your own applications as well as website.

You can send SMS even on DND listed numbers with 24×7 delivery (we do not encourage spamming), no IUC or other taxes. Use your own SIM card and billing plan (operators generally offer SMS plans ranging from 6 paise to 1 paise).

For any help join our online group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/bulk-sms-gateway

Why you need this app?:

  1. Bulk SMS from web interface
  2. Advance group handling i.e. create multiple groups with 1 million members each
  3. API support (for outgoing and incoming SMS). You can integrate this gateway with your website or desktop application to send SMS on trigger basis. Our API is platform and language independent, therefore you can use it with any programming language like JavaScript (node.js, jquery), Ruby on Rails, PHP, ASP.NET, ASP etc.
  4. Two-way SMS i.e. incoming SMS processing. Check the response rate of your campaign.
  5. Delivery Reports
  6. You will be charged only for delivered SMS.
  7. Post-paid billing by your carrier.
  8. Your brand, your number.
  9. Add multiple numbers (SIM/Phone) to build a large cluster.
  10. Send SMS even on DND listed numbers if, they are registered with you.
  11. SMS queuing (i.e. if your mobile can not connect to internet to fetch the data than we will queue the messages till it gets a connection.)
  12. Runs as a gateway i.e. it will work in background on your mobile without interrupting your day to day tasks.
  13. Full control on message sending.

How it works? 

First you need to register an account and this can be done from the Android app itself. Once registered you can login from http://mobile.znisms.com

Once your account is active, you can send SMS from our web interface at znisms.com or through API.

To run the application on your mobile, download the app from

Download SMS gateway app from Google Playand install on your mobile. Open the app and enter your znisms.com login credentials.

Login to send bulk sms

Once your data is saved (you will get a message like “your data has been saved”), click on “Menu” button on your mobile.

start sms service

Click on “Start” button to start the service on your mobile.

Once your service is started than all your messages will get delivered from your mobile, which were sent through Web Interface or API.

To stop the service press the “Stop” button. Please note all the unsent messages in queue will get lost if you press Stop button while the app is sending SMS.

Enable Incoming SMS Processing (Two-way SMS)

Incoming SMS ProcessingClick on the “Process Incoming SMS” on the “Settings Tab” of home page.

 API for Sending SMS

http://api.znisms.com/post/mobilesms.asp?userid=XXXXXXXX&apikey=APIKEY&sendto=XXXXXXXXXX&message=ZNI%20IS%20BEST

Parameters: 

userid: ID created on ZNISMS.com
apikey: 32bit API Key (provided by ZNI)
sendto: Mobile number on which message has to be sent.
message: URL encoded message. Max 160 characters.

You can keep pushing SMS through API even when your mobile is offline and once it comes online our Application will push all data through your mobile.

Keep your Wi-Fi on Always On Mode (Never Sleeps)

Select the Wi-Fi Settings and Click on Advance

Now select the “Sleep Policy”

Now select the option “Always” i.e. wi-fi should be on always.

For best deliverability always put your phone to call forwarding (un-conditional for all calls).

 

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Subscription widget for your website

As we are becoming one stop hub for digital communication between a business and their consumers, we are working hard to provide more features and value addition to our customers. One such step is “Subscription Module for Websites”.

With subscription module you can start a life long communication bridge between your business and your customers or website visitors.

This widget allows you to accept customer’s name, mobile and email and then it automatically adds them in to a pre-defined group. From a single interface you can send SMS as well as bulk email on this group anytime you want.

This widget contains few lines of HTML code, which can be changed and modified to match your website design and can be implemented in few minutes.

 

<script type="text/javascript" 
src="http://www.znisms.com/email/emailsubscribe.js">
<div id="showSMSMsg"></div>
<form name="quickSMS">
Name: <input name="recName" type="text"/><br/>
Mobile: <input name="recMobile" type="text"/><br/>
Email: <input name="recMsg" type="text"/><br/>
<input name="recGName" value="14d556c0-1dc1-11e2-a991-095ebe9fe18a"
 type="hidden">
<input type="button" name="sendqmsg" value="Subscribe"
 onClick="return quickSMSSend();" id="sendqmsg"/>
</form>

As you can see its a few line of code to be pasted on your webpage and you can add CSS and other design elements to spice it up.

You can get the code for your account from “Manage Group” section under the control panel. Login from here

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Bulk Email and SMS from a single panel

Yes, now you can send bulk e-mail apart from the SMS from znisms.com web panel. A single interface for both the services.

Use your SMS credits to send e-mail messages too with over 90% inbox delivery.

Few of our bulk email features are:

  1. Easy to use interface
  2. Use credits to send SMS or E-mail.
  3. Over 90% inbox delivery.
  4. Automatic tracking of bounced mails and subscriptions.
  5. Once a person un-subscribed or e-mail is bounced then we will not charge for those e-mails again and e-mails will not be sent on those ids. This is required for better inbox delivery.
  6. Send up to 1 lakh e-mails at a time.
Don’t wait start sending e-mails now. 1 Lakh e-mail (or SMS) package @ Rs 8000/- only. Register now
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