An afterthought: If this requires registering the locations and/or the users for twitter accounts would it be possible to do this in the background via php? I just don't want to redirect the user over to twitter to setup an account because that's the kind of extra step that will decrease my sign-up rate.
Thanks... On Mar 29, 12:08 pm, wolfie <robwolfbra...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi guys, > I've developed a website that basically does this: > 1) Users maintain a list of geographical locations in their settings. > These are stored in a database. > 2) Users post messages from these locations using a webapp or native > app (iphone, android, etc..) > 3) Users that are interested in the locations from which messages are > posted receive alerts as text and email messages. > > For the text messaging I've been using the Email to SMS gateway, but > I'm starting to find issues with it. 1) A Canadian user had to > contact their provider and have this gateway turned on. 2) An English > service provider (Rogers) doesn't support this gateway. > > My question is can I use the twitter API to somehow deliver text > messages to my users? I don't want them to have to take an extra step > of going to twitter to set something up. I just want them to easily > go through my website and set this up: > step 1) select email or text alerts > step 2) if text alerts are chosen, tell me phone number and country > step 3) if text alerts are chosen, tell me service provider > step 4) select locations of interest > > I'm very interested in knowing if Twitter can help with this problem. > I've built the website and my user base is starting to grow, but now > I'm concerned about this issue. > > I'm considering having a dedicated Android phone serve the texts, but > I don't know if it would get too flooded with traffic and slow down or > not. > > Thanks for your help. -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk