This quick guide will demonstrate how to create a simple PHP script to automate weekly SMS send-outs.

What you will accomplish…

Every Saturday at 8 am an SMS is automatically sent to all gym members with a link to a schedule of the coming week’s class schedule.

What you need to follow this guide…

Let’s get started🚀

Create a PHP file that sends SMS

This PHP file sends a preset message to a defined list of recipients. In your code editor, create a PHP file and copy the code so it looks like the example below, except with your 46elks authorization details where indicated by comments.

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Previously we have written about how to receive SMS and store them in a Google Sheet as well as how to send SMS from a Google Spreadsheet. In this third part of the SMS & Google Sheets mini series we will cover how to schedule sending SMS from Google Spreadsheets.

Preparations

Set everything up according to the send SMS from Google Spreadsheet tutorial. What you will do there is create a 46elks account, create a Google Spreadsheet and copy/paste some code to send SMS. Once that is done you are ready to start scheduling SMS. …


På Microsoft Tech Days i Stockholm kunde alla deltagare be en expert om hjälp med Azure, Windows, Office eller säkerhet. Dessa experter var väldigt upptagna under hela konferensen och kunde inte sitta och vänta på att någon hade frågor, så Microsoft byggde en applikation där deltagare kunde klicka på en knapp för att kalla på en expert. Lösningen implementerades med .NET, Microsoft Flow, Flicknappar och 46elks SMS API.

Spindeln i nätet är en .NET-applikation som koordinerar allt. I dess databas finns listor på experter för varje ämne. …


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The core of the solution is a .NET application that coordinates everything. In its database it has lists of experts for each subject. …


You have a Google spreadsheet containing the names and phone numbers of people and would like to send them a text message (SMS).

This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of programming or custom telephony. If you like to code we highly recommend that you check out our API over at 46elks.com.

1. Create a 46elks account

First off, you’re going to register an account at 46elks. 46elks lets your applications send and receive SMS, MMS and voice calls over the internet . We’ll be using the SMS features in this tutorial.

Once you’ve created your account you’ll be sent to the Dashboard. …


You want a phone number that can receive sms and forward them into a Google Sheet. You’re in the right place! This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of programming or custom telephony. If you like to code we highly recommend that you check out our API over at 46elks.com.

Let’s get started, shall we?

1. Setup a 46elks phone number

First off, you’re going to register an account at 46elks and get yourself one of our phone numbers. Go here to create an account. Once you’ve registered and logged in you’ll be taken to the Dashboard. Click “Numbers”, choose your country and click “Choose”. …


Small victories and the need for motivation

In previous articles (here and here) we’ve spoken about the joy of side projects and how the web app Signup came to be. Staying on the same train of thought, today we’re going to talk to you about small victories and motivation (as one could guess from the title).

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What does it do

With Signup you can get a text…

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