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8 months 2 weeks ago #178060 by hmd_bakhshi
nowadays people are more using their mobile phone and more check their messages via SMS or social media than Emails. can anybody build a plugin to send invitation link via SMS or viber, telegram, etc?

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178061 by MiraZeit
Replied by MiraZeit on topic send sms to a mobile phone
I will update the code and upload it tomorrow.
@hmd_bakhshi some settings are required before installing the plugin. Did you purchase credit for a SMS Gateway and set up the passwords??
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8 months 2 weeks ago #178062 by hmd_bakhshi
not yet. because still I cannot install the plugin.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178069 by Mazi
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If you set up your survey accordingly and work with a proper SMS gateway provider which supports sending SMS based on emails sent to their service, you don't need a plugin at all.

We have just successfully finished a project at which we have used messagebird.com as SMS gateway. When setting up the process of sending the invitations correctly, you can directly send invitation emails to the service which turns the emails into SMS.

This allows to
- use the Limesurvey email invitation feature for sending SMS
- use the email templates to define SMS sender and SMS content
- use a cronjob to schedule email sending

Regarding the later: For a medial research project we are sending a new SMS weekly so people can file a new response reagrding their current health status. We also added some additional code to our email cronjob to re-set some participant details like "uses left", "completed" and the like so they can start a new data set once they received another invitation by SMS.

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Dr. Marcel Minke
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8 months 2 weeks ago #178081 by MiraZeit
Replied by MiraZeit on topic send sms to a mobile phone
Dear hmd_bakhshi, I updated the code to be compatible with Limesurvey v3.15. I re-wrote the installation steps as well to include more details. The SMS gateway account and Google URL Shortener should be set up before the installation. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
github.com/MZeit/SendSMSInvites

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178087 by hmd_bakhshi
thanks alot. would you mind tell me exactly what features the SMS gateway should have for using email service of gateway for sending SMS? I want to ask the SMS provider about them.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178089 by MiraZeit
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You need to make sure that the SMS Gateway uses HTTP requests so that Limesurvey can communicate with it to send the SMS. I recommend MessageBird ( developers.messagebird.com/docs/alternatives )

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178090 by Mazi
Replied by Mazi on topic send sms to a mobile phone
At our work-flow we are using the mobile phone numbers as email address and use an address like +49177123456@sms.messagebird.com where +49177123456 is the mobile phone number.
As sender we are using the phone number set up when registering for the service.

The system then receives the emails at sms.messagebird.com and turns them into SMS which get sent to e.g. +49177123456

Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
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Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com
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8 months 2 weeks ago #178091 by hmd_bakhshi
so whats the different when we use the core feature of the Limesurvey and when we use the plugin?

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8 months 2 weeks ago #178125 by hmd_bakhshi
I put the new php file into the plugin folder in a folder the same name of the file. but when going to pluginmanager it has the error message:
Fetching contributors…

Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

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8 months 1 week ago #178148 by MiraZeit
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What's the version of Limesurvey you are currently using? The plugin is now compatible with Limesurvey 3.15, most probably won't work on older versions.

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8 months 1 week ago #178153 by hmd_bakhshi
3.15.5

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8 months 1 week ago #178159 by MiraZeit
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did you read the updated installation steps and apply them before placing the folder under plugins?

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8 months 1 week ago #178168 by hmd_bakhshi
apparently I copy the php file in wrong way. I correct my fault and it is working properly. thank you MiraZeit

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4 months 3 weeks ago #182544 by rhg
Replied by rhg on topic send sms to a mobile phone
How does it work with Twilio?? Also, do I need to use google api key?

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