discussion / Software and Mobile Apps  / 3 April 2017

Anonymous SMS

Hi All,

I am looking for a two-way communication solution using SMS.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes, and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprise for reinvestment in conservation and communities. Communities are central to what we do and we need to be in constant communication to either inform them on bursary application timelines, agricultural training, human-wildlife conflict issues etc.

We have a bulk SMS solution that helps us send messages to our communities and this has been working great albeit with one major limitation; we can only send out SMS but we cannot receive. The current bulk SMS solution is on Software as a Service model and we only pay for it when we use. The subscription costs to be incurred if we are to convert it to a two-way system are quite prohibitive.

The envisaged system should allow sending of bulk SMS to a defined group of recipients and individuals and also allow us to receive SMS from our communities. The identities of senders of the SMS to us need to be anonymous as the same platform will be used for antipoaching efforts.

I believe there is such a solution in the Wildlabs community and I'll appreciate your help in implementing this solution.