Have you ever wanted to send an SMS message from Director, Sharefile, Podio, or NetScaler?

If so, we have great news! Octoblu allows you to automate virtually anything (APIs, smart devices, wearable devices, etc) using our simple drag-and-drop designer.

Since Octoblu’s triggers support both webhooks and email addresses, this makes it super simple to send an email to Octoblu and trigger a series of events. By adding a mobile phone number to the subject line and a message to the body of an email, Octoblu can transform this email into an SMS message. Here’s a screenshot of a sample bluprint automation.

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Once you deploy your Octoblu bluprint from above, click on your trigger node and copy the email webhook address. Now you can send an email to your own trigger.

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If you attach a debug node to the trigger, you will see all of the parameters that come along with the email trigger in Octoblu.

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You can reference the subject line for the SMS phone number node as {{msg.params.subject}} and the body for the SMS message as {{msg.params.body-plain}}.

Imagine what else you could automate using Octoblu!