Over the past few months I’ve received a number of reader requests asking for some sort of SMS and/or IM alert service notifying them of new posts. After searching around I have yet to find a suitable service; consequently, I’m going to turn to the one resource that is better than Google: asking readers. Here’s a list of required features needed for a suitable solution…
- Compatible with WordPress and provide an opt-in widget
- Must protect subscriber privacy (no spam SMS, or bogus auto-agree to third party SMS, etc.)
- Able to send an SMS to all major cell providers
- Automatically send an SMS message after every new blog post
- Include post link, title, and short excerpt in SMS message
If anyone knows of a service that fits within the above criteria, I would be grateful if you sent me a note or left a comment with details.
Thank you in advance!