Recently I've been working on an interesting project.
The Pocatello 2013 July 4th Parade, for the first time, is having a "People's Choice" Award for floats in the parade.
During the 4th of July parade, people will be able to vote for their favorite floats by sending the float ID (or multiple IDs) via SMS message.
First we found a SMS service that will allow you to connect via a Jabber client. Then we found a Jabber PHP library so we could listen to incoming SMS messages.