Laravel 8 – How to Send SMS Notification to Mobile Phone

Laravel 8 send sms using nexmo example. In this tutorial, you will learn how to send sms notification to mobile using nexmo in laravel 8 app.

How to Send SMS Messages in Laravel 8

  • Step 1 – Download Laravel 8 Application
  • Step 2 – Connecting App to Database
  • Step 3 – Install SMS Package
  • Step 4 – Create Route
  • Step 5 – Create Controller By Artisan Command
  • Step 6 – Run Development Server

Step 1 – Download Laravel 8 Application

First of all download or install laravel 8 new setup. So, open terminal and type the following command to install new laravel 8 app into your machine:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2 – Connecting App to Database

In this step, setup database with your downloded/installed laravel 8 app. So, you need to find .env file and setup database details as following:

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=database-name
DB_USERNAME=database-user-name
DB_PASSWORD=database-password

Step 3 – Install SMS Pakcage

In this step, open again your command prompt and execute the following command on it. To install nexmo sms package:

composer require nexmo/client

Then visit nexmo website and create nexmo account from here : https://www.nexmo.com. When you will be done account creation. This will give you the app id and secret key.

Step 4 – Create Routes

In this step, open web.php file from routes direcotry. And update the following routes into web.php file:

 use App\Http\Controllers\SendSMSController; Route::get('send-sms', [SendSMSController::class, 'index']);

Step 5 – Create Controller By Artisan Command

In this step, run the following command on command prompt to create controller file:

php artisan make:controller SendSMSController

After that, go to app/http/controllers and open SendSMSController.php file. And update the following code into it:

<?php namespace App\Http\Controllers; use Illuminate\Http\Request; class SendSMSController extends Controller
{ public function index() { $basic = new \Nexmo\Client\Credentials\Basic('key', 'secret'); $client = new \Nexmo\Client($basic); $message = $client->message()->send([ 'to' => '9181600*****', 'from' => 'Nexmo', 'text' => 'A text message sent using the Nexmo SMS API' ]); dd('message send successfully'); }
} 

Step 6 – Run Development Server

Finally, open command prompt and run the following command to start developement server:

php artisan serve

Then open your browser and hit the following url on it:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/send-sms

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