What is Mobile Connect?
Mobile Connect is a mobile application for Android that allows you to connect your phone to the BulkGate Portal use your mobile phone plan in the business communication with your customers. In practice, you can create an SMS campaign on the Portal and then send it to your phone by selecting the right sender, which will then distribute the SMS campaign to your customers from your mobile plan.
The first step is to download the Android application from here.
After the installation, the basic screen appears.
There you will see a key and pin which you subsequently enter into the portal.
Linking the application
- Go to Modules & APIs in the left menu of BulkGate Portal
- Select Mobile Connect in the list
- Click Create API
Now type the Key and PIN from the phone screen into the portal in the appropriate fields and click Save.
The installation is now completed.
There is a big 'Start' button on the main screen that turns on and off sending of messages.
After activation, the application switches to the Idle state, waiting for messages from the Portal.
The application has the following settings:
- Time delay between SMS - Sets the delay between each SMS
- Process incomming SMS - All responses received by the phone are transferred to the portal
To send SMS from the application, it is necessary to select 'Mobile Connect' sender type in the campaign and then the appropriate mobile phone. Then everything happens just like with a regular campaign. If the application is sending, it is in the 'Running' state.
The app can only receive messages to your phone without forwarding them. Click on the bell in the top right menu to get to the list of received messages.