How to introduce SMS reminders in your website with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
When you use Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software you can introduce various
SMS services and solutions. One of these solutions is adding SMS reminder form to your website.
This SMS reminder form enables your website visitors to subscribe to your various SMS
reminders while browsing your website. Follow the configuration steps below to add the
SMS reminder form to your website in minutes!
With Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can easily introduce an SMS reminder
form in your website. By following just a few quick steps below you can make the SMS reminder
form available for your website visitors.
Then people can subscribe to your SMS reminders while browsing your website. You can
specify various events for which people can ask an SMS reminder. For example, they can
ask a reminder via SMS before their payment is in due. This solution is convenient and
discreet for both sides!
How it works?
For getting SMS reminders, website visitors only need to fill-in the form on your website.
They only need to specify their phone number, the exact time and type of the SMS
reminder. Finally, just click Create Reminder.
This SMS reminder then will be inserted in the ozekimessageout database table of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. By default,
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway checks ozekimessageout table in every 10 sec. for outgoing messages. When
the given SMS reminder is polled, Ozeki NG SMS Gateway sends out the SMS reminder to the
recipient. That's simple!
For getting started first you need to configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway for sending SMS messages
(if you haven't done it): Follow the Quick Start Guide.
Then you need to configure a database user in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. In this example, MySQL
database is used. For configuration steps on how to create MySQL database user, check
MySQL overview page.
When your SMS system is configured, download ozeki_reminder_example.zip
and follow the configuration steps below.
First download and extract ozeki_reminder_example.zip
onto your PC (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Download Ozeki SMS reminder
Open Ozeki Reminder Example file and copy the Ozeki folder in it (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Copy Ozeki folder
Paste the Ozeki folder into the folder of your webserver (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Paste Ozeki folder into the webserver folder
Open ozekiDB.class.php in Ozeki folder (Figure 4). Customize the following
variables according to your database:
Figure 4 - Customize database variables
Now a 'sendondate' database column needs to be added to ozekimessageout table. For this
purpose execute the following statement (Figure 5):
|ALTER TABLE `ozekimessageout` ADD `sendondate` VARCHAR( 20 ) NOT NULL ;|
Figure 5 - Add sendondate column
Start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and go to the configuration panel of the
database user. Click on SQL for sending tab (Figure 6). In Polling tab insert the following
SQL statement for polling messages:
|SELECT `id`,`sender`,`receiver`,`msg`,`msgtype`,`operator` from `ozekimessageout`
where ((EXTRACT(YEAR FROM (`sendondate`))) = YEAR( NOW( ))) AND ((EXTRACT(MONTH FROM
(`sendondate`))) = MONTH( NOW( ))) AND ((EXTRACT(DAY FROM (`sendondate`))) = DAY( NOW( )))
AND ((EXTRACT(HOUR FROM (`sendondate`))) = HOUR( NOW( ))) AND ((EXTRACT(MINUTE FROM
(`sendondate`))) = MINUTE( NOW( )))
Figure 6 - SQL statement for polling messages
After these configuration steps you can open your website to which
you have added the SMS reminder form. For testing, fill-in the fields and click on
Create Reminder (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Test
Figure 8 demonstrates that Ozeki NG SMS Gateway have found 1 outgoing message
and delivers it on the requested date and time.
Figure 8 - Outgoing message is found and delivered
On Figure 9 you can see the sent SMS reminder message in the Sent folder of Ozeki
NG SMS Gateway.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Figure 9 - Sent message
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