Your Mobile Text Alerts account can integrate with thousands of other services via Zapier.com.
Here is an explanation of how to integrate.
Create an account with Zapier
You’ll need to create an account at Zapier.com if you don’t already have one. In many cases their free account can be sufficient for whatever purposes you’re trying to accomplish.
(You can view their plans and pricing here.)
Set up a “zap” with the software you want to integrate as the Trigger App and Mobile Text Alerts as the Action App
Once you have an account set up with Zapier.com you’ll need to log in and create a new zap. Set your software as the “Trigger” and Mobile Text Alerts as the "Action." (If you have questions about zaps and how to set them up, you can contact Zapier support.)
Select which action you’d like Mobile Text Alerts to take
You have several different options for what you would like to occur when the conditions you set up for your Trigger App are met:
- Add Subscriber - This option will add a subscriber into your Mobile Text Alerts database from your Trigger App.
- Send Message - This option will both add in a subscriber to your Mobile Text Alerts database and send them a message.
- Add Subscriber to Group - This option will add a subscriber into a designated “group” in your Mobile Text Alerts database. (Note that the contact must already exist as a subscriber before this step can occur, so if you want to “Add Subscriber” and “Add Subscriber to Group” in the same zap, you will need to create 2 separate steps for that within the zap.)
- Remove Subscriber from Group - This option will remove a subscriber from a designated “group” in your Mobile Text Alerts database.
- Send Message with Unique Link - This option will both add in a subscriber to your Mobile Text Alerts database and send them a message including a unique link (if your Trigger App sends over a unique link field).
- Delete All Scheduled Messages - This option will delete all messages currently scheduled for a particular number.
Turn on your zap
Once you’re done setting up your zap you can turn it on and your app should connect with your Mobile Text Alerts account.
If you’re running into issues with the connection you can check your Task History to see if any error messages are coming through.
(We can answer some basic questions regarding trying to connect your app to Mobile Text Alerts via Zapier; for more detailed questions or issues, you can reach out to Zapier support.)
In the below example, I set up a spreadsheet in Google Sheets with a column heading that says “PhoneNumber.” I want to set it up so that every time I enter a new row at the bottom of the sheet, the phone number I enter is added to my text alert database and automatically sent a message.
Here's how I would do it.
First, I would set up the Trigger App as Google Sheets and fill in all the steps for that:
Next I would input Mobile Text Alerts as the action app and designate "Send Message" as the action event:
Then I will enter my Mobile Text Alerts account (you'll find the API key you need to connect your Mobile Text Alerts account under your Settings->Developer Settings):
Next I would fill out the info for what I would like my message to say and who I would like the message to go to. I would select the icons with the horizontal lines and plus sign if I want to select a value from the previous step to be filled in to one of these fields (for the example below, selecting the PhoneNumber value will pull whatever value is at the bottom of my spreadsheet's PhoneNumber column when the zap is triggered):
Then I would turn my zap on and it will be ready to use!