One feature request that we receive frequently from our customers is the ability to send SMS from Zoho Creator apps. The solution is to have a third-party SMS Gateway service that supports HTTP(s) or SMTP API integrated with the Zoho Creator app.
Clickatell is one such service and we’ll explain below how a Zoho Creator application can be configured to use Clickatell’s SMTP API to send SMS. We have created a simple Zoho Creator application for this. The script (.ds file) for the application is available here. Download the .ds file and open it in a text editor of your choice. In the sendSMS function,
- Replace clickatellusername with username of your Clickatell account
- Replace clickatellpassword with password of your Clickatell account
- Replace APIKEY with API ID of your Clickatell account
void sendSMS(int to, string text)
To : "firstname.lastname@example.org"
From : zoho.loginuserid
Subject : "SMS"
Message : "user:clickatellusername\npassword:clickatellpassword\napi_id: " +
"APIKEY\nfrom:ZohoCreator\nto:" + input.to + "\ntext:" + input.text
Content type : Plain Text
After doing the above changes, import the ds file to your Zoho Creator account.…