Using existing gateway to send SMS surveys

Hi all,

In Liberia, we are looking to create some SMS surveys in order to gather
feedback data from beneficiaries (cases).

I’ve had a look through the tutorials on SMS and am still a little unclear
on how it works in practice. We already have an SMS gateway set up with a
local provider. Is it possible to somehow use that gateway to send the
messages (and pay for the SMS through that gateway provider) but use
CommCare to create the actual surveys, create the contact lists and gather
the feedback data?

Many thanks!

John

Hi John -

Yes, you certainly can. Sheel will be in touch off thread to explain how
the process works. But basically, as long as the local provide has an
HTTPS API that can send and receive, we just need to add the connection in
our gateway manager and you can send and receive via CommCare.

thanks,
Jonathan

Jonathan L. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer
Dimagi, Inc | 585 Massachusetts Ave | Suite 3 | Cambridge, MA 02139
t: (617) 649 2214 | m: (617) 596 6243
web: http://www.dimagi.com/

··· On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:04 PM, John Skelton wrote:

Hi all,

In Liberia, we are looking to create some SMS surveys in order to gather
feedback data from beneficiaries (cases).

I’ve had a look through the tutorials on SMS and am still a little unclear
on how it works in practice. We already have an SMS gateway set up with a
local provider. Is it possible to somehow use that gateway to send the
messages (and pay for the SMS through that gateway provider) but use
CommCare to create the actual surveys, create the contact lists and gather
the feedback data?

Many thanks!

John


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Thanks Jonathan!

··· On Monday, August 10, 2015 at 12:24:19 AM UTC, Jonathan Jackson wrote: > > Hi John - > > Yes, you certainly can. Sheel will be in touch off thread to explain how > the process works. But basically, as long as the local provide has an > HTTPS API that can send and receive, we just need to add the connection in > our gateway manager and you can send and receive via CommCare. > > thanks, > Jonathan > > Jonathan L. Jackson > Chief Executive Officer > Dimagi, Inc | 585 Massachusetts Ave | Suite 3 | Cambridge, MA 02139 > t: (617) 649 2214 | m: (617) 596 6243 > web: http://www.dimagi.com/ > > On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:04 PM, John Skelton <jske...@lr.mercycorps.org > wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> In Liberia, we are looking to create some SMS surveys in order to gather >> feedback data from beneficiaries (cases). >> >> I've had a look through the tutorials on SMS and am still a little >> unclear on how it works in practice. We already have an SMS gateway set up >> with a local provider. Is it possible to somehow use that gateway to send >> the messages (and pay for the SMS through that gateway provider) but use >> CommCare to create the actual surveys, create the contact lists and gather >> the feedback data? >> >> Many thanks! >> >> John >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >