I would like to divide this post for developing txtApps into 5 steps to make the simple things more simpler. So it goes here:
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.
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
/*intermediate code not included*/
XML structure used is:
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.
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!!