Archive for the 'SMS' Category

Anywhere, anytime flight info with FlightCHECK

A new product has just been launced over at YouTXT – its called FlightCHECK.

Based on the same simple principles of providing useful information quickly and easily through TXT, FlightCHECK is an anytime, anywhere flight checking tool. Giving realtime access to any flight arriving or departing NZ. It can be accessed over at http://flightcheck.co.nz or by SMS/TXT.

The coverage is pretty amazing and you can check any flight nationally or internationally by TXT by simply sending the tail number ie NZ1 to 8808. Within seconds you will get back a message telling you whether the flight is delayed, on-time or cancelled.

This is a brilliant new service that is the first in New Zealand to cover every flight, and every airport. As a product it is available to the public, and also available for liscence to any travel or airline industry organisations that want to personalise and market to their own customer base.

What do you think of this new service? Any ideas to make it better or more useful?

Lotto numbers via SMS/TXT

The API is steadily being used to help generate more automatically updated information.

A great source of information setup over at NZPages was providing access to Lotto and Keno results. Simply send LOTTO or KENO to 8808 and get the lastest draw results.

Whats your Network Status?

Another great use of YouTXT – The New Zealand ISP Supra has got YouTXT’ing, allowing cusotmers to check Supra’s Network Status via TXT.

Users simply have to send ‘SUPRA‘ to 8808 and they will instantly get the network status to their handset! Great idea to increase customer service, and reduce support phone calls using YouTXT! Well done SUPRA!

YouTXT API is LIVE!!

YouTXT now offers exciting opportunities for developers to leverage the YouTXT platform in their own applications. You can create, edit, delete and view messages in the YouTXT system extremely easily and at no cost.

Getting started

Getting started with the YouTXT API is simple, easy and free. All you need is a YouTXT account which you can sign up for here. Once you have created your account you can run several commands against the YouTXT!

The API

You can access all the API commands at a single ASMX web service: CoreServices.asmx

With this service you can use the following web methods:

  • CreateMessage
  • GetMessage
  • DeleteMessage
  • UpdateMessage

Each of these methods is fairly self explanatory – you can create, edit, delete and view messages. The methods that involve altering data (create, delete and update) will require that you provide you log in details to ensure that only you can change your messages.

To view the details of the web service methods please click here. Continue reading ‘YouTXT API is LIVE!!’

SMS Marketing and Promotions – All the big brands are doing it

So many of the big brands are using SMS Marketing to great effect – generating buzz about their products, capturing databases of 10’s of 1000’s of their target consumers and increasing the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns by adding SMS to Print, Web, TV etc. 

All of these big names are using mobile TXT solutions to enhance their marketing campaigns through NZ mobile service providers. Adding polling, voting, m-vouchers and general information to better interact and enhance their clients experiences with their brand.

Big Name Brands Using SMS Marketing

YouTXT works with individuals and companies to help them reach their TXT based marketing and information via TXT goals through an affordable, simple online system. 

Add a TXT element to your organisaitons information services. Be it marketing, voting, polling or general info via TXT, to better engage your audience for free try using http://youtxt.co.nz