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How to Setup Automatically Updated Services

    TITBITS URL Integration
    for Data collection and return of a unique response

    Titbits can automatically fetch your service information

    This is an example of the URL of your data that you enter in the Titbits control panel:

    Titbits appends the following info to the arriving SMS when it sends the HTTP GET request to your server:
      param = smstext e.g. "ODO 10000"
      uniqid = unique id (to help ignore duplicates)
      msisdn = cell number e.g. 27831234567

    The Titbits server replies to your server with a HTTP GET request - Example GET
    Your ReplySMS to the cgi will be in the body of the webpage i.e. the body of the response from the HTTP GET request.
    This must contain the reply info in our (psuedo) XML format.

      < sms>
      < smstext>

      Hello and thank you for your enquiry ....etc ...

      < smstext>
      < /sms>
      • To deliver info from an existing Titbits URL service - go to "Parse URL" option and enter COPY:Surfa in the box.
      • To deliver info from a webpage - go to "Parse URL" option and enter the URL for the infopage in the box. You will need to setup the info, to be fetched, in a special way.

    Here is an example for a daily temperature report:

      < sms>
      < var name="id"value="1043244000">
      < var name="temperature" value="16.4">
      < smstext>
      Today's Temperature: 16.4 degC
      < smstext>
      < /sms>

      This Displays as

      Today's Temperature: 16.4 degC

    The id variable is used to test if the information has been updated since the last posting or not. This must be unique.

    This example has one attribute, called temperature. If you define this attribute in your service setup, then your subscribers will be able to set up filters based on this information.

    Example of STATIC INFO

    This is how we can collect the info from Newmetals.co.za

    They make the text file available on their server - using this url

    Create the data in the file as per below example between our (psuedo) XML tags
    You can do this manually on a daily basis or have a script to update the info every hour.

      < sms>
      < smstext>
      10 Aug 2010 9am
      Cr R15-63
      Mn R15-63
      Fe R15-63
      Ni R15-63
      Cu R15-63
      Sn R15-63
      Pb R15-63
      Zn R15-63
      < /smstext>
      < /sms>

    We will poll your server every 5 mins and collect the data in the file.
    SMS is a maximum of 160 characters. When the public SMS the code BASE to 35010 we deliver this info.

    Please us for more information on ParseURL.