SMS - The Obligatory Statistics slide • 7.8 trillion SMS trillion messages were sent in 2011. • SMS traffic is expected to reach 9.6 trillion in 2012. • 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being delivered
Benefits of integration • Access to your existing data • Ability to store/save data • Automation of interaction
Current state of D7 Modules • SMS Framework (sms_framework) – D6 version is fully functional – D7 still a work in progress (lots of errors) – Rules integration still not working correctly – Allows for multiple gateways • VoIP Drupal (voipdrupal) – D6 version extremely feature rich – D7 still a work in progress – Larger learning curve and heavier weight
Apps I’ve built with the Twilio Module • MyPartyPlanet – Born to help Myplanet staff party more efficiently – Listserv for SMS and Twitter • Buzzer – Allows people visiting a friends apartment to let themselves in.