Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Chickenfans

Suggestions for a new Mac

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to be running a Christmas Lightshow to music and I had an idea to make it into a text messaging service. I will have a sign set up so anyone who is at the show can send a text message to the phone number (I have an iPhone SE that I'll be using), and it will send a text back with a list of songs to chose from. The Mac will have iMessage set up on it. I will be making a program that will listen for when the specific "song text" is sent back from the user to the Mac, the software will then play that song. I don't really think much processing power would be needed for something like this, but I'm not really sure. I was thinking something like a Mac mini or a Mac Pro? My budget would be around $200-$300 max. I would greatly appreciate your suggestions. 

 

Or if you've had experience doing something similar on the windows side using some sort of texting service, I would be open to that too.


"yes."

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would use twillo's api, then your normal computer to handle this.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
49 minutes ago, ShadySocks said:

I would use twillo's api, then your normal computer to handle this.

I see that their service is about $15/mo, I'm also unfamiliar with how I would make this work. I think I would be better off using AppleScript and just having a phone plan for a month. But I will look into it.


"yes."

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/26/2020 at 4:23 PM, Chickenfans said:

I see that their service is about $15/mo, I'm also unfamiliar with how I would make this work. I think I would be better off using AppleScript and just having a phone plan for a month. But I will look into it.

 

On 5/26/2020 at 3:04 PM, Chickenfans said:

My budget would be around $200-$300 max.

I recommend using python+twillo to handle this, as twillo seems to have pretty good documentation with examples in python.

https://www.twilio.com/docs/usage/api

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×