Integrating SMS Messaging with your Rails Application - RailsConf
These days, almost everyone has a cell phone.
SMS text messaging is the oldest, most reliable means to communicate with a wide range of mobile users. Whether you need to send an emergency text message to a single cell phone or send 1 million messages to your closest friends, this session will detail how to SMS-enable your Rails application.
Topics include: Sending a single message through a cell phone service provider Choosing an SMS gateway provider for transactional messaging Choosing amongst connection options (SOAP, XML, FTP, HTTP/S) for interfacing with the SMS gateway Designing an infrastructure with ActiveRecord for storing SMS messages Scaling your application to send messages in bulk Receiving, parsing, and responding to transactional messages.