SMS Applications - Recess Products Solve Real Life Problems
Here's what we like to work on: products that solve a real problem and make people say, "that is so cool!"
Recess Paging System
Go have fun, we’ll text you when it’s time to come in.
Notify your guests when you’re ready for them and stay in touch beyond their visit with one simple text message paging application. Recess is a simple text message paging system for any service-based business where customers experience a wait. The whole system runs off of an iPhone or iPod touch and costs less than just a few plastic pagers. Recess consists of a custom iPhone application, web-based marketing platform and management console, as well as a custom-tailored API.
A free text message reminder service for all you forgetful folks.
Ohdontforget has been featured on The NBC Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Techcrunch, CNET News, Tech TV and many more. Enter a phone number, a delivery time and your message. We take care of the rest. Originally built by Jason Stirman and acquired by Recess Mobile in 2009 along with Penny SMS, described below. Ohdontforget uses SMTP and carrier lookups to address ported numbers.
Private Label SMS Platform
An SMS development platform for application developers and third-party application integration.
PrivateLabelSMS makes it easy to set up your own mobile application. The system offers unlimited keywords, a robust API and integrated modules to manage subscriptions. Use it to run marketing campaigns, A/B test your media, send real-time notifications, enhance interactive displays or for integrating messaging into your existing systems. This platform underlies our applications, combining a gateway, user interface and an intelligent routing system.
We forgot to move our cars too damn many times.
AntiTow is a text message alert system that sends reminders to move your car during street sweeping season in Columbus, Ohio. Downtown Columbus neighborhoods are swept April through October. The largest area is The Ohio State University, where students are expected to study the city’s Byzantine street-sweeping schedule along with their exams. For many, choosing between paying $140+ to get their cars out of the police impound or taking 10-seconds to subscribe to free text alerts isn’t hard.
We developed a custom API for this application, which pulls in a public calendar (iCal ICS) feed from Google Calendar and sends out alerts based on the event date and time to subscribers.
The latest in outdoor advertising and a cutting-edge way to get your message to stop people in their tracks.
Some call it projection bombing or simply text-to-screen. It’s incredibly arresting when seen at night, projected onto an enormous backdrop. And our vampire motif predates current trends. If anyone wants to produce VampireAds: The Movie, we’re game.
It’s great for events and busy streets or parking lots, making public spaces come alive. You can run ads against it, utilizing otherwise empty space. The system can be implemented simply as a website running in a browser.
The application uses our API to pull incoming texts and display them on the screen. On top of that, we’ve extended the system with two-way messaging and an exceptional proxy-chat system. If enabled, users can send one another texts, identified only by a unique number we issue them. They then watch each other’s private messages displayed on the chat wall, stripped of any identification. We’ll illustrate this a bit more clearly soon and provide examples of how it’s been used.
Built with Toddsantoro.com Designs.
Never run out of business cards again. (inactive)
This application delivers SMS-enabled business cards. You can request a virtual card by texting in a keyword to our shortcode, HOLMES (465637), or have a business card sent by texting in the intended recipient’s email. We can also push vCards straight to the handset. Right now, we deliver SMS business cards for businesses. The screenshot here is the planned interface to reach a broader audience.
HolmesCards uses our public API to generate keywords for each business card owner and sends an automated response based on the requested information. Edit your card so it’s always up-to-date and automatically notify your subscribers when you make changes. You’ll stand out at any networking event, even if you only enhance your existing cards with a text keyword.
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Consumer facing SMS-powered real estate search. (inactive)
In its prime, FindHolmes maintained a current real estate listing database. Consumers could text in the address of any listing to receive basic information, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage and a Realtor’s contact information.
FindHolmes used a custom scraper and data cascading system, alongside intelligent input parsing and geocoding.
Celebrity news as-it-happens via SMS. (inactive)
A Minimum Viable Product, this concept and website were created to test the market, which we found exists. If you’d like to continue the project, get in touch. It needs someone to write the headlines, maintain the website, get teens to subscribe and develop advertising relationships.
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SMS White Label
A brandable SMS marketing platform for agencies and professional marketers.
Upload your logo, select your brand colors and you’re ready to sell a fully MMA-compliant mobile marketing platform. Manage any number of clients under a reseller panel displaying detailed usage data. Grant login access to clients so that they can access a marketing platform under your brand.
A super-simple SMS solution with a few APIs to choose from.
Integrating SMS into your business with Penny SMS is as easy as sending emails, literally. After you sign up and receive your API key via email, you simply send a message to email@example.com. After you send the email, PENNY SMS will convert your email message to an SMS and deliver it to the numbers specified in the email body. Originally built by Jason Stirman and acquired by Recess Mobile in 2009. Penny SMS uses SMTP technology to keep costs low. Although not recommended for more advanced applications or commerical use, this is a great way to get started with SMS at no upfront cost.