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Hubtel notification channel for Laravel 5.3+

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This package makes it easy to send notifications using Hubtel with Laravel 5.3+.

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Installation

To get the latest version of Hubtel Notification channel for Laravel 5.3+, simply require the project using Composer:

$ composer require norris1z/hubtel-laravel-sms-channel

If you use Laravel 5.5+ you don't need the following step. If not, once package is installed, you need to register the service provider. Open up config/app.php and add the following to the providers key.

  • NotificationChannels\Hubtel\HubtelServiceProvider::class

Setting up the Hubtel service

In your Hubtel account go to Applications page. Click on the details of the desired application and copy your apiKey and apiSecret

In your terminal run

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="NotificationChannels\Hubtel\HubtelServiceProvider"

This creates a hubtel.php file in your config directory.

Paste your apiCredentials in the config/hubtel.php configuration file. You may copy the example configuration below to get started:

'account' => [
        'key' => env('HUBTEL_API_KEY'),
        'secret' => env('HUBTEL_API_SECRET')
]

Or

Add the HUBTEL_API_KEY and HUBTEL_API_SECRET to your .env file

Usage

Now you can use the channel in your via() method inside the notification:

use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;
use NotificationChannels\Hubtel\HubtelChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Hubtel\HubtelMessage;

class SayHello extends Notification
{
    public function via($notifiable)
    {
        return [HubtelChannel::class];
    }

    public function toSMS($notifiable)
    {
        return (new HubtelMessage)
			->from("JabClari")
			->to("2331234567890")
           	 	->content("Kim Kippo... Sup with you");
    }
}

In order to let your Notification know which phone number you are sending to, add the routeNotificationForSMS method to your Notifiable model e.g your User Model

public function routeNotificationForSMS()
{
    return $this->phone; // where phone is a cloumn in your users table;
}

Available Message methods

  • from($from) : set the sender's name or phone number
  • to($to) : set the recipient's phone number
  • content($content) : set the message content
  • registeredDelivery() : set delivery report request
  • clientReference($reference) : set the client reference number
  • type($type) : set the message type to be sent
  • udh($udh) : set the User Data Header of the SMS Message being sent
  • time($time) : set the time to deliver the message
  • flashMessage() : sends the message as a flash message

Read more about the avialable methods on the Hubtel Documentation Page

Changelog

Latest Notice

For developers who would want to use this package on VPS hosted applications, if the server location is US for which you have a US IP Address, you may need to seek whitelisting of the US Ip address from hubtel by mailing support@hubtel.com. As i discovered through experience that the package would work fine on local machine because the IP used is a Ghanaian IP address but fails to work on a production server. Note however that this is not a package problem, as the package just organizes components for sending successful SMS messages within Laravel. It is even more challenging to know the cause of the problem when you are using laravel queues, because the response codes are not logged, the queue just logs Processing failed.Hubtels SMS server responds with a 403 Forbidden, when the same SMS is sent directly using Guzzlehttp on the production server (VPS). A 403 HTTP Response according to their website (hubtel) indicates the recipient has not given his/her approval to receive messages which is even more confusing. :)

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.

Testing

$ composer test

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email norisjibril@gmail.com instead of using the issue tracker.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

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License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

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