Building a full-fledged API service isn’t as hard as you may think. By taking advantage of some really useful API services and open source libraries, you can rapidly develop an API service in an incredibly short amount of time!

In this article, I’m going to walk you through the process of building an API service that uses SMS to keep you up-to-date with current value of Bitcoin: Bitcoin SMS!

NOTE: Prefer video over a long article? If so, you can actually watch my screencast where I cover the same things in video form on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THDPG2gH7o0

ALSO: all of the code we’ll be writing here can be found on Github here: https://github.com/rdegges/btc-sms