I'm new in this community and so far, i'm loving frontlinesms!
I have two modems, one is a Huawei E160 GSM Modem, which surprisingly didn't work with FrontlineSMS. I'm not sure where, but I read that it is supposed to be compatible. Can someone confirm this please?
I then purchased a ZTE MF637U, which i'm happy to report works perfectly!
Now... i'm using the HTTP protocol at the moment, and would really like to have some audio feedback on when an SMS goes out and comes in (especially when an sms comes in!)
Would it be able to add this to the software?
I'm sure the FrontlineSMS team will see this as something nice to add in the future.
So far, this would be possible using HTTP requests and a script you put somewhere on your computer or on a server.
Write a web script (PHP or whatever) which will play a sound of your choice (Google is your friend). Let's say you put it on www.kushalisawesome.com/smssound.php
Then in FrontlineSMS, in the "Keywords" tab, choose the first item in the list ("<Blank>" or "<None">), and add an external command (see more here). Choose the HTTP request function and type your url (www.kushalisawesome.com/smssound.php in your example) in the "Command" field.
Hope that helps.
Thanks alot for the tip! I didn't even know about those functions (such as to send an sms automatically!)
To share my solution;
I downloaded a free app called sounder; http://www.elifulkerson.com/projects/downloads/sounder.exe. This plays a wav file via command prompt! :) Simple!
I had one more question, using the HTTP protocol for sending sms's (/send/sms/<number>/<message>, is it possible to get the software to send to MULTIPLE numbers?
i.e. I would like to send the message "hello" to 5 different numbers. Would you have any advise on how i would accomplish such a task?
Hi again Kushal!
I thought you were on a remote machine.. Anyway, glad it's working!
About your other question, there is no native feature for this, but there is an easy way to do this if you have a few programming knowledge. You could create a web script (sounds right this time ;-)) which would loop on all your numbers and reach the HTTP trigger.
Example: reach your script: .....?numbers=123456,123457,123458&message=yourmessage
Which would go through all your numbers (separated by the character of your choice (a coma in this example)) and call /send/sms/XXX/XXX 3 times.
Hope that's clear enough.
I've quickly wrote a script which might help you do what you want.
Bare in mind this is a VERY simple way of doing this. It doesn't check anything.
But it might be a good start for you or someone who'd like to help you.
Please find it attached.
Thanks so much.
I'm not too good with PHP scripts, although i am using a vb.net application to generate my text messages for particular messages.
I'll give your script a try on my website tomorrow. thanks again!