Quick Introduction - Experience which APIs you can use and the advantages they offer you.

What are the benefits of our APIs?

The Developer Garden APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow developers to access Telekom services such as telephony or messaging and integrate them into their applications: Using a Web service call from within the application, you can initiate conference calls or send SMS or MMS messages, among other things.

In addition to Web and desktop applications, our APIs can be used to develop mobile applications - from notification services in CRM and ERP solutions to callback buttons in online shops and Web SMS in smartphone applications.

The Developer Garden APIs can be addressed via REST. To make programming easier for developers, we also offer REST SDKs for the Java and PHP, Python, Obj-C programming languages and the .NET Framework, and we maintain a comprehensive set of documentation. Applications can be tested for free using a sandbox or mock environment under real-life or simulated conditions.

All Benefits at a Glance

We currently offer the following APIs:

Global SMS
Lets you send text messages to mobile and fixed networks.

Telekom Tropo
Lets you send text messages and make voice & confernce calls.

Send MMS
Lets you send multimedia messages (MMS) to mobile numbers.

IP location
Lets you determine the geographical location of IP addresses.

What are the requirements for using the APIs?

To start programming with our APIs, you need Internet access and knowledge of any programming language that supports REST. For Java, PHP, Python, Obj-C or the .NET Platform languages, you can also use our customized SDKs. In addition, a Web server is required for developing Web applications.

Also, you need a Developer Garden account to access our APIs. Here, you can manage your personal account - ranging from activation of the APIs to topping up the account and requesting an invoice.

How can I use the APIs?

The main steps developers have to follow to use our APIs are listed below. In addition, the table tells you if the step

  • requires registration and/or
  • is subject to a fee.

steps

Registration required

Free of charge

0. SDK download and installation if a SDK is to be used for programming

No

Yes

1. Developer Garden registration/login

Yes

Yes

2. Activation of relevant service(s)

Yes

Yes

3. Testing in the mock and sandbox environment

Yes

Yes

4. Top up account

Yes

No

5. Testing in the production environment

Yes

No

6. Go Live / release

Yes

No

Who needs Network APIs?

The target audience of the API project are developers who can use open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to access core Telekom services such as conference calls or SMS/MMS messaging and integrate them into their applications.

Developer Garden Services are not only suited for the development of Web applications, but can just as easily be integrated into a variety of platforms, e.g. as desktop or mobile applications—from notification services in CRM and ERP solutions to callback buttons in online shops and Web SMS in smartphone applications.


In case of questions or problems, we offer personal E-mail or phone support. In addition, developers and users can always exchange ideas in our forums.