I am designing some mobile marketing software in visual basic .net that business owners will be able to give their customers a number to text and in turn drops that phone number they text from into a stored database. From there the business owner can send out mass messages to the phone numbers stored in the database which will be a coupon text. Much like what pizza stores use to send out weekly pizza specials.
Much like this company [url removed, login to view]
I want this software to be very simple and user friendly
I will need this software to
-store phone numbers when the customer messages the number given (such as text "coupons" to 4562)
-allow the user to send out messages to the stored phone numbers in the database
-i would like this software to have a evaluation period that either expires after so many messages or after a period of time
-i will need a serial code input that gives the software full benefits without expiration once entered.
This is a project i am very open to ideas with
I know a little visual basic programming. I have attached a simple text messaging program to give you an idea of how it would work however this simple code only sends a single message to a number given.