Texting Photos

Sparkbooth 4 or later has the option to send text messages or photos to a mobile phone. A Premium license is required to use the feature. So you can either send the photo (MMS) or a text message with the download link to the photo (SMS). This feature requires either a Twilio, Vivial Connect, Nexmo, Telnyx, or Mogreet account.

Using Twilio

Twilio account is a paid service. Please check with Twilio for pricing.

  1. Sign up for a Twilio account, and purchase either a telephone number or short code from Twilio.
  2. Sign into your Twilio account and copy your account SID and Auth Token
    twilio-user-account.png
  3. Open Sparkbooth and go to Settings and select Send To Guest
  4. Enable Send to Guest
  5. Enable Mobile and select Twilio
  6. Enter your Twilio SID and Token, and press Login button
    2-twilio-login-in-sparkbooth.png
  7. Select the Twilio telelphone or shortcode you want to use
    3-configuring-twilio-in-sparkbooth.png
  8. Change the telephone number mask for your country's telephone number. Include the country code and use # as the number placeholder. In the US, if you want limit the area code use 1-555-###-#### so people can only enter mobile phone numbers in the 555 area code (use your area code instead of 555). You can disable the telephone mask by uncheck the checkbox in front of it.
  9. If you have a picture capable telephone or short code, you can send the photo instead of a link to the uploaded photo.
  10. Change the caption to include some text with the photo or link
  11. Change the "Upload to" for the service you want to use to host of photo upload.
  12. You now have texting setup for Sparkbooth. You can press the Test button to try it out
    sparkbooth-mobile-texting.png

Using Vivial Connect

Vivial Connect is a paid service. Please check with Vivial Connect for pricing.

  1. Sign up for a Vivial Connect account.
  2. Sign into your Vivial Connect account
  3. Go to Numbers to purchase a telephone number
  4. Go to Account Settings and copy your Account ID
    Vivial_Connect_Account_Settings.jpg
  5. Click Manage API Keys, then click Generate New Key. Copy the API Key and Secret values, and click Save & Close
  6. Open Sparkbooth and go to Settings and select Send To Guest
  7. Enable Send to Guest
  8. Enable Mobile and select Vivial Connect
  9. Enter your Account ID, API Key and API Secret, and press Login button
    Sparkbooth_Vivial_Connect_Login.jpg
  10. Select whether you want to SMS or MMS service, and the telephone number to use
    Sparkbooth_Vivial_Connect_setup.jpg
  11. Change the telephone number mask for your country's telephone number. Include the country code and use # as the number placeholder. In the US, if you want limit the area code use 1-555-###-#### so people can only enter mobile phone numbers in the 555 area code (use your area code instead of 555). You can disable the telephone mask by uncheck the checkbox in front of it.
  12. Change the caption to include some text with the photo or link
  13. Change the "Upload to" for the service you want to use to host of photo upload if you are using the SMS service
  14. You now have texting setup for Sparkbooth. You can press the Test button to try it out

Using Nexmo

Nexmo account is a paid service. Please check with Nexmo for pricing.

  1. Sign up for a Nexmo account, and purchase either a telephone number or short code.
  2. Sign into your Nexmo account and copy your API credentials key and secret
    Nexmo_Dashboard.jpg
  3. Open Sparkbooth and go to Settings and select Send To Guest
  4. Enable Send to Guest
  5. Enable Mobile and select Nexmo
  6. Enter your Nexmo Key and Secret, and press Login button
    Sparkbooth_Nexmo_login.jpg
  7. Select the telelphone or shortcode you want to use
    Sparkbooth_Nexmo_logged_in.jpg
  8. Change the telephone number mask for your country's telephone number. Include the country code and use # as the number placeholder. In the US, if you want limit the area code use 1-555-###-#### so people can only enter mobile phone numbers in the 555 area code (use your area code instead of 555). You can disable the telephone mask by uncheck the checkbox in front of it.
  9. If you have a picture capable telephone or short code, you can send the photo instead of a link to the uploaded photo.
  10. Change the caption to include some text with the photo or link
  11. Change the "Upload to" for the service you want to use to host of photo upload.
  12. You now have texting setup for Sparkbooth. You can press the Test button to try it out

Using Telnyx

Telnyx is a paid service. Please check with Telnyx for pricing.

  1. Sign up for a Telnyx account.
  2. Sign into your Telnyx account
  3. Go to Numbers to purchase a telephone number
  4. Click the Messaging icon for your telephone number to create a messaging profile
    telnyx_messaging_icon.jpg
  5. Under SMS Messaging, click the list and select "Create new Messaging Profile" to create and assign a profile to the telephone number. You can update the settings of the profile later under Messaging
    telnyx_create_profile.jpg
  6. Click the Auth menu item, select Auth V2 tab, and then Create API Key to create an API key. Copy the API Key (not the ID).
    telnyx_create_key.jpg
  7. Open Sparkbooth and go to Settings and select Send To Guest
  8. Enable Send to Guest
  9. Enable Mobile and select Telnyx
  10. Enter API Key and press Login button
    Sparkbooth_telnyx.jpg
  11. Select whether you want to SMS or MMS service, and the telephone number to use
    Sparkbooth_telnyx_setup.jpg
  12. Change the telephone number mask for your country's telephone number. Include the country code and use # as the number placeholder. In the US, if you want limit the area code use 1-555-###-#### so people can only enter mobile phone numbers in the 555 area code (use your area code instead of 555). You can disable the telephone mask by uncheck the checkbox in front of it.
  13. Change the caption to include some text with the photo or link
  14. Change the "Upload to" for the service you want to use to host of photo upload if you are using the SMS service
  15. You now have texting setup for Sparkbooth. You can press the Test button to try it out

Using Mogreet

Mogreet is a paid service. Please check with Mogreet for pricing.

  1. Sign up for a Mogreet account.
  2. Sign into your Mogreet account and copy your Client ID and Secret Token
    4-dashboard-mogreet-developers.png
  3. Open Sparkbooth and go to Settings and select Send To Guest
  4. Enable Send to Guest
  5. Enable Mobile and select Mogreet
  6. Enter your Client ID and Secret Token, and press Login button
    5-morgreet-login-in-sparkbooth.png
  7. Select whether you want to SMS or MMS service, and enter the Campaign ID for the service you are using
    6-configuring-morgreet-in-sparkbooth.png
  8. Change the telephone number mask for your country's telephone number. Include the country code and use # as the number placeholder. In the US, if you want limit the area code use 1-555-###-#### so people can only enter mobile phone numbers in the 555 area code (use your area code instead of 555).
  9. Change the caption to include some text with the photo or link
  10. Change the "Upload to" for the service you want to use to host of photo upload if you are using the SMS service
  11. You now have texting setup for Sparkbooth. You can press the Test button to try it out
    sparkbooth-mobile-texting.png

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