Projects : VAS Application Development Environment

We designed a development environment for SMS-based VAS (Value-Added Services) applications in this work. A major barrier to develop SMS-based VAS applications is access to operator SMS infrastructure to test the application, both for functionality as well as for performance, before launch. Special short numbers are usually sold by telecom operators or third-party vendors, but they can be expensive and slow. Our development environment allows easy development of such VAS applications by applying test cases for functional test, and also supports sending massive SMS loads to the VAS applications to test its robustness and responsiveness under heavy loads.