Now that I have a smartphone, I LOVE text messaging. Well, I always like text anything, but it was very laborious to do any texting with a Tracfone. :-p I am discovering the wonderful world of using text SMS messaging as a way to remind myself about appointments and to-do lists. And did you know that Amazon.com has an SMS text system, where they will send you a text when your package is out for delivery and/or has been delivered? How cool is that!
Web and app developers are utilizing SMS texts for their programs more every day. I know, because I am using them all the time. I have always wondered how this is done (I am actually considering programming my own apps for the iPhone). There’s a nifty provider that supplies SMS Gateway capability for web and software programmers. The gateway is inserted into web apps or custom consoles. Think of all the nifty things such a little program can do– alert users of school closings, weather updates, doctor’s appointment reminders, church events and more. I am starting to rely rather heavily on SMS reminders for a lot of the things I need to do, and so I look for apps that have them. It’s a wonderfully convenient feature for very little cost.
If you are a developer or programmer, you may want to peruse the website. There’s a live demo, FAQs, and examples of the type of things you can do with this. I think it’s very cool!