What are my options?
Clickatell currently offers two SMS APIs to integrate with our SMS gateway via Clickatell Platform. Which API you choose really depends on your development capabilities, so if you’re not sure which to go with, don’t hesitate to contact our support team who’ll be more than happy to assist.
Our HTTP API enables you to send basic HTTP/S calls to the SMS API. You can loop through your database of mobile numbers and make HTTP/S requests to send your bulk text messages to them. This is the most basic form of API and is extremely easy to use and integrate. It also offers simplified integration and testing and is a great option if you’re looking for a limited development alternative.
REST makes use of a specific set of constraints or programmatic rules which are applied over the HTTP protocol layer. Simply put, REST refers to the way in which HTTP should be used. A greater variety of API calls and features are available, and therefore, greater development capability. The REST API is still extremely easy to integrate and allows for the use of a number of structured rules for webhooks.