Get sms from user and list the vendors directory based on the user request.
Users in Indonesia dont have access to internet or smartphone (80% of population). They primarily rely on text messages for search services.
Our application makes it possible for the user to send a short text message which is a search phrase and return a list of service providers for the requested search.
Since this will turn out to be a useful feature for 80% population of the country, we are very much interested in taking this solution to masses.
- Uses FrontLine SMS as SMS Gateway
Steps to follow: Install FrontLine SMS Android Application and configure in a server (In our case, local Apache server)
Process the SMS request from the user and query the DB. If there is no data found, a relevance algorithm is used to get the related words. The user is informed of the response with the vendor details.