SMS Text Messaging - Add capabilities of 'Text to Subscribe'
I'm completing version 1.0 of my ScoreBook application using many of the powerful features of Azure Mobile Services like toast and live tile notifications. Also, as a feature of my application, I want to provide sports fans the ability to 'text to subscribe' to the games being 'booked' by my applicaiton and receive 'live updates' notifications via text messages as the game is going.
I'm using the sendGrid functionality to send the live text messages out and that seems to be working well, I'm looking for a similar texting service to receive fan game subscriptions and automatically 'subscribe' the user to the game - 'text to subscribe' functionality.
Further discussion and dialogue is appreciated!
Have you taken a look at Twilio?
Scott's blog on the October update has some intel on using Twilio with Mobile Services (http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/10/16/windows-azure-mobile-services-new-support-for-ios-apps-facebook-twitter-google-identity-emails-sms-blobs-service-bus-and-more.aspx), but you'll probably also want to check out Twilio's SMS documentation: http://www.twilio.com/sms/api.
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