sms,MMS, and Push Notificstions

William Prothero waprothero at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 18:25:38 EDT 2017


Thanks. Looks interesting. It also looks like I'd have to learn a lot to get it implemented. I’ve been using cURL to access an API for water meter readings, and it’s painful, but would probably get easier.

This looks like a good provider, tho.
Best,
Bill P

> On Aug 14, 2017, at 1:42 PM, Simon Smith via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I would look at push notifications. onesignal.com looks quiet good, just
> not had a chance to play with it yet.
> 
> I have found that SMS messages are too unreliable when it comes to
> emergency notifications, sometimes they come through, sometimes they don't
> and sometimes they come through an hour or so later.
> 
> Simon
> 
> 
> Carpe diem
> 
> *Simon Smith*
> m. +27 83 306 7862
> 
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 9:19 PM, ELS prothero via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> I’m curious. Has anybody done much with push notifications on mobile?
>> There is a lesson on the livecode web site which is quite detailed, but
>> leaves out the server side of the equation. I have been thinking about an
>> emergency alert app and am exploring how difficult it would be to implement
>> various communication technologies. Texts seem pretty straighforward, but I
>> was thinking that push notifications might get more attention.
>> 
>> The goal is to get the information to the recipient’s brain. It can get to
>> the device, but unless the last (weak link) is traversed, the alert is
>> ineffective. The target time for this is 15 minutes.
>> 
>> I’ve Googled the heck out of these topics and there are really nice
>> expensive services that can do the job, but we don’t want to pay the high
>> fees. Others are marketing oriented, not optimized for emergency services.
>> A custom app could be ideal, especially with increasing wildfire activity
>> worldwide.
>> 
>> Ideas and info?
>> Best,
>> Bill
>> 
>> William Prothero, PhD
>> Professor Emeritus
>> University of California, Santa Barbara
>> http://earthlearningsolutions.org
>> 
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