Zeep Mobile SMS Messaging API Launches
By Luke Pacholski - August 19th, 2008
Yup, we’re in Beta!
After tons of sweat, tears, ones, zeroes and some pixels, we’re finally releasing our Zeep Mobile SMS Messaging API into the wild. We’re setting it free…metaphorically AND literally. You see, it’s absolutely free for developers AND subscribers to use. Developers pay no delivery costs for their messages, and subscribers pay no additional charges to receive them. We’re still in beta so you’ll definitely notice some hiccups with our service and site, but we’re keen for developers to start experimenting and integrating the API.
So, what exactly does it do?
In a nutshell, our API allows any web application to send and receive mobile content to and from its users. We provide a handy mobile settings panel that can be embedded into any web application, through which users can subscribe to that application’s mobile content. Once users complete the subscription process, they’ll be able to receive any alerts and messages from that application on their mobile device. The examples are endless–weather alerts, sports score updates, stock tips… anything! Beyond sending messages, applications using Zeep Mobile can also receive mobile content from their users. There’s no easier way to get web application mobile than Zeep.
Currently the Zeep Mobile API only communicates with mobile devices in the United States, although we’re looking at expanding our reach in the futures. Developers without access to a US mobile device can use our Virtual Test Phones to test and develop their mobile features.
Why does it rock?
We looked far and wide to find a good mobile content solution for our own projects in the past, and simply couldn’t find one. We saw an opportunity to fulfill a need and jumped on it. Here’s why we think developers will love our API:
- It’s super easy to integrate with any web application
- We do the hard work of properly subscribing users via our embeddable mobile settings panel
- It’s absolutely free for developers AND subscribers (standard carrier charges apply for subscribers)
- There are no volume restrictions on messages
Sounds pretty sweet so far, eh? If you’re itching to get started, we’ve created a handy guide to help you take your first steps towards integrating Zeep Mobile in your current or next project. Take a look…
About the Beta
During the beta phase, we’re limiting outgoing messages to a small set of developer numbers (which each developer can add up to 10 numbers to). We want to take some time to gather feedback and refine our service before we start sending a lot of volume.
We want your feedback!
Since we’re in the Beta phase, we’re very keen to hear your feedback. Leave your comments, thoughts, ideas, or gripes in the comments below. We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on them. You can also contact us directly. Let us know what you think!