SMS API : Integrate FASTSMS into your applications
Direct access to the Fastsms SMS API for developers allows you to add full SMS functionality to your applications. Our technical team have helped many clients in this area. If you have an idea and are not sure of the implementation required, please contact us . We will be happy to assist in any way possible, including providing you with a free trial account and example code.
The most common method for connecting directly to FASTSMS is via HTTP. This feature of the Fastsms service allows developers to enable their applications with SMS functionality from within most programming environments.
Sending via HTTP from within your application is as simple as generating a HTTP request that contains the relevant variables and sending them to the Fastsms gateway; this can be in the form of a HTTP POST or GET.
An XML SMS API is also available and can be tested as part of the free trial account provided to developers.
The Fastsms HTTP SMS API has been implemented into many different business solutions including server monitoring & alert systems, contact management databases and many other advanced applications.
You can find general information on the SMS API here. Full detail, including manuals and sample code, is available in the Developer Zone of the Fastsms Support Centre. You can also chat with us online or call us or email us – details here.
Bear in mind we are developers too so enjoy working with those developing new systems and enhancing old ones. you won’t find better support for SMS API users anywhere!
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