fmSMS End of Year Xmas Sale – Everything 20% Off

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It’s time for the fmSMS End of Year Xmas Sale – All fmSMS Licenses are now 20% Off. The sale runs until the end of the day on the 31st December, 2016 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

All our prices are in Australian dollars – if you’re purchasing from outside of Australia you’ll also get to take advantage of the low Australia dollar (1 Australian Dollar equals approximately 0.74 US Dollars).

Discounts are applied automatically – no coupons required! Click here to start shopping.

SMS Text Messaging in the US 2016 Election

There’s an interesting article on the Plivo website about the role SMS/Text Messaging has played in the 2016 USA Elections. It’s an interesting read covering what worked for different candidates and what hasn’t worked:

https://www.plivo.com/blog/how-sms-text-messaging-won-the-2016-us-elections/

fmSMS SMS Gateways updated – Zipwhip

We’ve just updated fmSMS to support the Zipwhip SMS Gateway. Zipwhip is a bit different to most SMS Gateways – they allow you to enable text messaging for your existing business phone number (Landline or Toll-Free Phone Number). This allows you to have one number for customers to call you and text you – normally you would need to get a dedicated virtual mobile number to handle the incoming text/SMS messages.

This brings the number of SMS Gateways supported to 75 – if you would like us to support you preferred SMS Gateway please contact us with the details.

fmSMS Updates – SMS Broadcast Gateway (Australia)

We’ve updated fmSMS for some changes to the SMS Broadcast Gateway (Australia) including:

  • added support for delayed message delivery
  • added 2nd SMS Broadcast Gateway record for use with 2 Way Shared Numbers
  • included PHP files for Message Status Updates and Message Replies

Clickatell SMS Gateway TLS Changes

Clickatell have notified customers that they will be performing scheduled system maintenance on 14 August 2016. Following these changes they will no longer be supporting SSL 2.0 or SSL 3.0 but are adding support for TLS 1.2.

This only applies to HTTPS requests (not HTTP) made to the Clickatell API. We’ve completed some initial testing using their test TLS server and are happy to report all messages were delivered successfully. If you’re using fmSMS with Clickatell and HTTPS requests everything should continue to work after the 14 August 2016, but please let us know if you encounter any issues.

See fmSMS at the 2016 FileMaker Developer Conference

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We’re excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at the 2016 FileMaker Developer Conference where we will be showcasing fmSMS, our 2 way SMS solution for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect and FileMaker Server. This year’s DevCon (the 21st) will be held in the same location as last year – Las Vegas, Nevada – from July 18-21, 2016.

The Exhibitor Hall will be in the Gracia Ballroom this year, which is the same location where breakfast and lunch are served. This is the same format from previous DevCons so you can grab lunch then spend some time visiting the exhibitor booths.

fmSMS allows you to send an SMS from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect and FileMaker Server to almost any mobile phone in the world, reaching over 800 networks in more than 200 countries. fmSMS v3 was completely rewritten from the ground up for FileMaker Pro v12 and is compatible with FileMaker Pro v12 – v15.

If you’re coming to the conference please stop by and say hello and we can demonstrate how you can send and receive SMS/TXT messages using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect and FileMaker Server. We hope to see as many of you there as possible and look forward to answering your questions about FileMaker and SMS integration.

fmSMS and FileMaker Pro v15

We’re pleased to report that fmSMS v3 is compatible with FileMaker Pro/Pro Advanced v15 that was released today. We haven’t encountered any issues so far in our testing and have been able to send single and bulk messages successfully.

If you encounter any issues with fmSMS v3 and FileMaker Pro v15 please let us know.

New SMS Gateways Added – over 70 SMS Gateways now supported

We’ve just finished updating fmSMS to support 3 more SMS Gateways:

  • ClickSend – a global SMS Gateway (head office in Perth, Australia)
  • directSMS – an Australian based SMS Gateway
  • Wholesale SMS – another Australian based SMS Gateway

That brings the total number of supported SMS Gateways to over 70. If there are any SMS Gateways that you would like us to support please contact us and let us know the details – we can usually add a new SMS Gateway in a few hours.