API (Application Programming Interface): What is it?
An application programming interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program to enable interaction with other software, much in the same way that a user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.
APIs are implemented by applications, libraries and operating systems to determine the vocabulary and calling conventions the programmer should employ to use their services. It may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes and protocols used to communicate between the consumer and implementer of the API.
We offer access to our API with all our accounts, this is available using the following programming protocols; HTTP, SMTP, FTP/SCP and XML. Supporting documentation with sample scripting for PHP, ASP.net and XML is also provided.
For those who don’t already have an account with us we offer a special Free Developer Pilot Programme for developers looking to add SMS functionality into their software – all you have to do is provide us with some basic information and we’ll give you everything you need to get set up for free – click here for more information.
A great accompaniment to using our API is becoming an affiliate – this means that anyone who uses the SMS function you build into your project with FASTSMS generates commission for you. For more information on our Affiliate Programme, that is available to everyone, not just our developers follow this link.
We are always trying to help our users understand all that they can about FASTSMS and SMS in general so that they can get the most out of their account. Visit our extensive Information Section for more guides and learning resources.
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