Making txtweb txtApps in 5 steps

Believe it or not, txtweb.com can be a game changer! By using txtApps you can give SMS extension to your existing web application. So, lets get to the point without making much overflow.
I would like to divide this post for developing txtApps into 5 steps to make the simple things more simpler. So it goes here:
Step 1:
Get registered to txtweb.com and click the “Create txtApp” link after login.Step 2:
Select keyword and enter other details. In the “I want to enter AppSite url” enter http://abc.com/ (We will change this later!) and enter contact information then finish.

Step 3:
Develop the code that generates HTML output, as required by txtWeb plateform. You can choose any technology of your interest. I took up php as a development language for my first app for humancalculator.in to send random puzzles with answer. You can  try out it by sending @humancalc to 9243342000. I don’t used any database to store these puzzles and answers instead I preferred XML to store these, because I don’t want to take a overload on me to keep checking MySQL is always up or not!

Code looks something like:

  //Include your txtWeb app key in the head section of your app response 
  echo “
 
 
 
 “;
  /*intermediate code not included*/
echo “
  “;     
?>

XML structure used is:



Step 4:
Host your application somewhere. I prefer fun.ggbecause you can get a sub-domain their ( if you don’t have in case) and get some space (that saves me from setting up NS) with MySQL too, in case you want to add some DB functionality for your app. I am a fileZilla fan-boy when it comes to FTP file-transfer.

Step 5:
So, let me assume that you successfully deployed your web app at http://example.com/. Change “I want to enter AppSite url” from http://abc.com/ (as entered in Step 2) to http://example.com/. Now its up. Publish your application and launch.
For more trips and tricks you can head to tutorials section of txtWeb. Let me know if you are facing problem via comments I would try to help you 🙂
Happy App Making!!

31 thoughts on “Making txtweb txtApps in 5 steps

  1. Kanth

    hi dude its gr8 to meet u, i'm interested in creating a chat app, i don't know php lang i can manage c/c++ will it possible to write code with c/c++..? and also explain lil about —> "code that generates html output" what does it mean? i mean where to write code, its not getting to me clearly in that txtweb.com tutorials plz help me out…

    1. Pradeep Kumar

      Hello, Kanth great to know that you are willing to develop a chat app.

      Using c/c++:
      These languages offer no great interface to develop web-apps. Whilst there exists Wt framework in C++ to develop web-apps but it's very hard to find a good web-host for same. So, prefer to use a language that is great on web-apps.

      "Code that generates HTML output":
      It

  2. ankit

    can u plz help me ,its very urgent.
    earlier i decided to make txtweb based app and filled the synopsis for the same in clg.but now picture is that my vacations are going to over and i have nothing to show:(

    1. Pradeep Kumar

      Hi, Ankit great to know that you choose a innovative platform to work upon for final year project.
      But as txtweb describes itself is- "it's an sms extension to existing applications."
      My team too used txtweb for final year project! But it was not sole. We did our project on eRation and gave it an sms extension via txtweb for getting latest notices of shops of particular

  3. Vivek Malhotra

    Hello Pradeep,
    Can you please help me in getting started with txtWeb. I know a bit of Android/Core Java. However I am confused that to develop a simple application- say I pass 2+3 and it should return 5. what all I have to do

    Do I need to create a website first and then develop a Java application?

    How can I create this simple application using Java.

    If I get

    1. Pradeep Kumar

      Hi, vivek nice to hear from you. You can use jsp or servlets and host them somewhere and follow this step by step tutorial. OR you can follow tutorials on txtweb.com. They have also provided a sample application. You can refer to that.

  4. Priyanka Salunkhe

    Hi.. I heard abt it today.. I work in dot net technology (c#, asp.net) but i am not expert (2 years exp). I am not sure if this is for experts or novices like me ? I know very little abt web services. Should I take this up ?

  5. ѕαтιѕн м.к

    Hi pradeep,
    Thanks for this post 😉

    i have created a app with PHP and its working fine!

    How to add sub category to same app in PHP.??
    Ex: Main app is @cricbuzz
    Categories: @cricbuzz schedule
    @cricbuzz stats (How to add Categories like this)

  6. rebirth wiley

    Pradeep please please help me…
    i have been assigned to create an app for college event…
    users must text @niemech they will get an welcome reply after that they will be presented with 3 options a)send a for event list
    b)send b for paper presentation topics
    etc
    how to do this app in html
    please please help me.
    found this but i

  7. cialis france

    I was able to find good information from your content.|
    Thanks for every other excellent article. The place else may just anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such info.

  8. tadalafil generique 5mg

    Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared
    this website with us so I came to give it a look.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be
    tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and brilliant
    design.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *