To start off the year we’ve release the Auron SMS Agent for Android. This is an Android app that allows you to send and receive SMS messages from your PC through your smartphone. Basically turning your smartphone into a GSM modem.
The release of the Auron SMS Agent for Android coincides with the release of the Auron SMS Server 2021 as well as the Auron SMS Component 6.6. Both products now have full support for the Auron SMS Agent app.
The ability to send and receive SMS messages from your PC through your smartphone gives the following advantages:
- It’s often a lot easier to find cheap and/or unused Android phones
- There’s no need to rely on old 2G infrastructure or the GSM protocol
- It’s extremely easy to setup
- No internet connection needed to send / receive SMS messages
- It’s faster than a traditional GSM modem
These advantages are multiplied by the capabilities of the SMS Server and the SMS Component products. Such as completely scriptable SMS applications and the ability to easily create and schedule SMS campaigns.
With Auron SMS Server integrating an Android smartphone is just a matter of setting up an Android SMS channel. After this the channel can be used to run trigger scripts or to route SMS messages to.
With the Auron SMS Component library you can integrate the Auron SMS Agent into your own application with just a couple of lines of code. The Android SMS API works the same on every programming language supported by the Auron SMS Component.