The easyVMsms is a plugin for systems that have been implemented in Joomla CMS 2.5 and using Virtuemart 2 as a component for creating online store (eshop).
Developed by easyTECH in order to optimize the services we provide to our customers and at the same time we offer it for the community of Joomla - Virtuemart aimed at development.
Its basic function is to inform the buyer via sms for order status. The system constantly informs the buyer about the status of his order when it changes.
Initially supported integration with the company apifon.com through which we were able to integrade with its modern api they offere, so you can take advantage of the credits you have at your disposal by the company apifon.com.
All you have to do to take advantage of the update functions of easyVMsms is, to install the plugin, create an account at www.apifon.com, buy some credits and then configure the easyVMsms plugin to connect to your account in apifon.com.
The easyVMsms developed based on the API of Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2. For this reason it is only compatible with these specific versions of Joomla - Virtuemart.
Also offers customization capabilities of sending messages and multilingual support of the administrator environment management. At present there is only the English translation of the interface.
The basic structure is based on the sms provider's API and functionality of Virtuemart 2 for customer information when changing the status of their order. Whenever automated or not changing the status of the order of the customer, you inform via sms to the mobile phone number of your customer.
Basic requirement to operate the system properly is to have the user indicate the number of mobile phone in the field provided during registration or during the processing of update profile data in format 306900000000. The number must have the prefix of the country code eg. 30 for Greece. The API of apifon.com offers sending options to mobile phone numbers from all around the world and is not limited only to Greece. Suffice it to properly given the number to the above form.
The easyVMsms offers you the possibility to customize functions to meet the requirements of your site.
First you have to (after installing the plugin) activate and fill the basic parameters.
As we can see in the picture below we have to choose the provider of SMS (in the first stage it works only with the interface of apifon). Then customize some words about writing to send SMS. WARNING: The From Text field must be the most 10 characters. The last 3 fields related to the mapping of fields of user based on installation / configuration of Virtuemart 2. You must be careful that the areas in which is stored the number of the mobile phone and the name of the user, is assigned to the correct corresponding parameters.
In the second step we must choose the Apifon API Parameters tab and enter the API Key provided to us through our account on the website of apifon. For more information about the api and your account in apifon you can visit www.apifon.com
On the following tabs will added a further options to connect to other popular SMS services. On next update there will be a briefing for new connection services. At the trial in this issue we have included a connection with the service clickatell.com which anyone can try by creating an account and filling in the appropriate tab.
To download the plugin easyVMsms on your computer, follow the link below: