SMS Page Type Tutorial    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Sep 29, 2011 02:10 AM

SeattleCloud's applications are able to send SMS messages from inside the app. Unfortunately, SMS page type works only on smartphones - the devices that have native support for short message service. iOS platform support starts with version 4.0.

To add an SMS page to your application go to its Dashboard → Edit Pages → + Add New Page. This will take you to SeattleCloud's Marketplace where you may find features to your app.

Select the SMS page type and click "Use this Page Type".

The editor of SMS page type essentially has two specific options: Number, and Message input fields.

The values of Number and Message input fields will automatically travel to the SMS screen which I'm sure you are familiar with. User, of course, will be able to edit these values.

Jul 25, 2012 07:55 PM
Is this a in app chat like messaging page. i would like my members to chat with each other.

Aug 23, 2012 05:05 AM
Yes, Terrance

User’s won’t be leaving the app to text someone.

SeattleClouds team

Nov 14, 2012 02:41 AM

Hi guys

I have a gate that opens via sms - and would like to have an ikon on my iphone that automaticly sends the code to open the gate - a simpel one click ikon that creates the sms, with the code and sends it to a number (allways the same code and number) what to do?



Nov 14, 2012 12:00 PM
Hi Jens,

Our SMS page type will not provide such functionality since sending an SMS should be explicit to the end users, but you can set this up using PhoneGap page type.

SeattleClouds team

Sep 06, 2013 09:35 AM
We are a non-profit organization, how do I use sms to accept donations

Dec 02, 2013 02:17 AM
I just tried creating this page for an iPad and iPhone app and both gave me the error "This page type is not supported on your version of iOS."

Your information on this page states it works on version 4.0 or higher. I am well past version 4 on both devices. Please advise on this error.

Thanks in advance.
I had the same problem with ios7 . Did you find a resolve for this? Thanks

Mar 10, 2014 02:47 AM
What is the number field for? I don't understand!  Anyone?  Please!  Thanks

Mar 10, 2014 02:49 AM
Also do we have to have a membership area so the members are named in the app.  How do we do this?  OR, does it just get sent to the app and stay in the app and anyone can read.  This is say if someone says they need a ride to xx and xx event they can post it.  Thanks

May 06, 2014 07:14 AM
Hello Nancy,

The "Number" field will preset cell phone number to which the SMS will be sent, although users of your app will be able to change it.

Regarding Membership Areas template: yes, you can add an SMS page for each area and populate them with different data.

Jul 03, 2014 01:25 AM
I noticed the questions for IOS - can this page be used for Android also? or is it Iphone/Ipad only?


Jun 10, 2015 10:00 PM
I have included SMS page to my desinged app but it does not work both in android (4.4.2) and iPhone (iOS 8.3). But in both platform it does not work and shows the default preview page image! Is SMS page outdated now? Any possible solution will be appreciated. 

Jan 18, 2016 08:14 PM
I have a question. can we have picture that is in the app, link to the sms page and in the sms page it include the picture we clicked on?  Thanks!

Jan 18, 2017 04:28 PM
can the sms work in a webapp ? or does it have to be tied to the smartphone?   can code be written for it to work from a webapp to a text messaging service (like eztexting) ???

May 01, 2018 02:20 AM