NASANEWS: Serverless SMS Service with a Short Code in the cloud

As we’ve seen in previous posts like “2-Hour Hackathon and now you can send SMS from Hubot“, hackathons are always a great way to get together with your team and play around with your favorite toys. But also, they free your mind to create wonderful things. In this post we’re going to see an example of such a …

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SMS Spam Filters: Why Carriers are blocking your bulk messages

We get a lot of questions about the right way to use SMS marketing and send bulk messages to mobile phone numbers, and most of them have to do with the blocks or filters that carriers impose to solicited (and non solicited) messages. In this post we try to shed some light on the subject so …

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New system notifications available for your application

Hello dear users! Today we are announcing an extension to our notification system: from now on, you will be able to receive new notifications when something interesting happens in your account, besides delivery status and inbound messages notifications. These new notifications have to do with charges done (or credits applied) to your account, but also …

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Use Amazon SNS and Lambda to send SMS using NodeJS

In this post we are going to show how to combine two of the most amazing products of Amazon AWS (Lambda and SNS) with our (also amazing, of course) API and NodeJS SDK. By using an SNS topic you will be able to quickly and easily send SMS from your application, but also combine it with …

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Asynchronicity: How do we love thee? Let us count the ways!

At PortaText we love to have our doors open so you can take a peak on how we like to build things, what kind of technologies we use, and how our infrastructure is designed to be scalable, performant, and trustable. A few examples can be found in our previous blog posts where we discuss our microservices architecture (“How We …

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