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Project w/ interaction between gmail chat and Max

Dec 18 2009 | 12:37 am

I’d like to do an algorithmic Max project that can poll an audience via SMS text message. As far as I know, this would require the interaction of an application like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Messenger, or AOL AIM with Max. Does anyone know how exactly I would/could go about doing this, or where I would even start? Thanks


Dec 18 2009 | 5:24 pm

You need to use an proper SMS gateway. Providers of such services usually offers various APIs to access the service via the web. You would probably require a scripting language (Python or similiar, which can be embedded in Max) to connect to it.

Here is an example of such services:

I don’t think you can use the SMS services of the instant messaging clients you describe to send automated messages.

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