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  • User999905015 posted
    1) Recently i am working on a transaction-based mobile application, and it involves sms simulation. for example, custmers can order products through the mobile phone. if the products are unavailable, a sms message will be sent to the customer's mobile phone. I know .net program like sharkysms. but i don't know how to implement it or can it be integrated into my mobile application in order to use it?......since it is simulation, that means message sent out from the application will finally be accepted by the application itself as well...is it make sense for me to do this simulation?? do i need sms gateway for this.....if it does.. any free sms gateway suggested??.....i refers to a lot of reference books, but can't find any solution and i really have no idea on how to implement this sms simulation....hope u guys can help me!..

    2) I choose C# ASP.NET mobile web application to do the program.....i know how to deploy it on openwave simulator but i also hope to deploy it on PDA or Pocket PC simulator...can i do that??
    Wednesday, April 27, 2005 12:28 AM

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  • User1293147255 posted

    Could you re-explain your problem as  i'm not sure what you mean?

    In any case, you should send an SMS back to the custoemr whether the product is available or not, just to let them you know received their message, and that is just a case of using http to post a request to your sms gateway.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2005 11:48 AM
  • User999905015 posted

    But i just want to send the message from the mobile application and the message is received by the openwave emulator without going through sms gateway (Is it possible?)......i can change my mind to use sms gateway but i really do not have idea in doing that...do you guys have any step-by-step guide of doing this??? THANKX...

    Wednesday, April 27, 2005 10:14 PM
  • User1293147255 posted

    I myself have never used, or heard of, the openwave emulator. But in any case, the two easiest ways of sending SMS through a gateway are 1) via e-mail and 2) via http.

    1) Via e-mail.

    To send an SMS via email, you have to send the gateway the details of your SMS as an email. This [url=http://www.tm4b.com]sms gateway[/url], for example, requires you to send your SMS messages using html-style tags such as <recipient>4477654564545</receipient>, <message>this is the message</message> etc. The gateway then translates that into a message which is then sent off immediately (if the gateway is good!).

    2. Via http

    To send an SMS via http, you simply call a url with the details of your message using http post or http get. E.g. www.somegateway.com?message=this+is+the+message&recipient=447656546565&...

    Hope that makes sense for you. It's much easier than you think!

    Thursday, April 28, 2005 1:06 AM