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Your own local SMS gateway

What's the use ?

Can be used to send SMS, where you don't have access to internet or cannot use Web SMS gateways or want to save some money per SMS, or have minimal requirements for personal / internal use and such

  • deploy in less than 1 minute
  • supports Windows, GNU\Linux, Mac OS
  • works with GSM modems
  • provides API over HTTP to push messages to gateway, just like the internet based gateways do
  • takes care of queuing, throttling and retrying
  • supports multiple devices at once

gosms dashboard


  • Update conf.ini [DEVICES] section with your modem's COM port. for ex. COM10 or /dev/USBtty2
  • Run

API specification

  • /api/sms/ [POST]
    • param mobile
      • mobile number to send message to
      • number should have contry code prefix
      • for ex. +919890098900
    • param message
      • message text
      • max length is limited to 160 characters
    • response json { "status": 200, "message": "ok" }
  • /api/logs/ [GET]
    • response json { "status": 200, "message": "ok", "summary": [ 10, 50, 2 ], "daycount": { "2015-01-22": 10, "2015-01-23": 25 }, "messages": [ { "uuid": "d04f17c4-a32c-11e4-827f-00ffcf62442b", "mobile": "+1858111222", "body": "Hey! Just playing around with gosms.", "status": 1 }, ] }
    • message status codes
      • 0 : Pending
      • 1 : Processed
      • 2 : Error

planned features

  • Allowing multiple mobile numbers with a single message in /api/sms/
  • CRUD support for messages, possibly support cancellation of message
  • Authentication support for API
  • Adding authentication for Dashboard
  • Send an email to admin on high failure rate

building from source

On Ubuntu

  • go get github.com/haxpax/gosms
  • cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/haxpax/gosms/dashboard
  • go get
  • go build

On Windows

  • Setup GCC for go-sqlite3 package

    • For 32 bit
    • For 64 bit
    • Install
    • Add its bin dir to path, typically C:\Program Files\mingw-w64\x86_64-4.9.2-posix-seh-rt_v3-rev1\mingw64\bin
  • go get github.com/haxpax/gosms

  • cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/haxpax/gosms/dashboard

  • go get

  • go build

run dashboard executable. Copy assets, templates, conf.ini, dashboard[.exe] if you want to move to another directory db.sqlite is created at first run if not present, copy that too if its there