GR's Got Talent Text-to-Vote

posted by Ron Woldyk on 07/17/2014

The CMC IT team recently worked with the Arena District to provide voting via text message at the finale of GR's Got Talent, a brand-new, multi-day talent competition that seeks to find and showcase the best performers in West Michigan.

Using a service called Twilio, we were able to have attendees at the show send a simple text message with an act's name and the website was able to keep track of all of the votes. We also decided to keep people from voting for the same act more than once, but still allow them to vote for other acts. We also built a live results page so their staff could quickly and easily see who has the most votes at any given time.