Monday, October 15, 2007

Message Routing

SMS MacWhen you send an SMS text message from either the SMS Mac widget or SMS Vista gadget, the message first goes through our server. Our server then submits the message to an SMS gateway. An SMS gateway has connections to the different networks in most countries. SMS Mac uses several different SMS gateways.

SMS Mac chooses the right gateway from the recipient's mobile phone number. The gateway depends on the country and sometimes even the mobile network.

We constantly monitor the sent messages. When a gateway has many failed SMS to a destination we change its routing to another SMS gateway. This allows us to quickly respond to problems and maintain a high quality of message delivery.

For almost all numbers our general routing works without problems. Once in a while a number is difficult to reach. Maybe it was ported to a different mobile network. We can then set up special routing for this number.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Send SMS Dashboard Widget

I'd like to say thanks to Don McAllister who added the voice to a short QuickTime movie we just recently made about our award-winning Send SMS Dashboard Widget. It shows you in just a few steps how easy it is to configure the widget and then send a SMS text message to any mobile in the world.

The Send SMS Dashboard Widget won the second Apple Dashboard Widget Contest.