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Pindo is a communication platform for humans and machines

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Install from PyPi using pip, a package manager for Python.

pip3 install pindo-cli

Don't have pip installed? Try installing it, by running this from the command line:

$ curl | python

python install

You may need to run the above commands with sudo.

Getting Started

Once you have installed Pindo CLI you're ready to go.

pindo --help
Usage: pindo [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Pindo CLI

  A simple Command Line Interface that allow you to create an account and
  request a token for using Pindo API

  --debug / --no-debug
  -v, --version         Show the version and exit.
  --help                Show this message and exit.

  balance        Get account balance
  org            Organization
  refresh-token  Refresh a Token.
  register       Create a new Pindo account.
  sms            Send a test message
  token          Request a token for using Pindo API.
  • Send a test message
pindo sms --help
Usage: pindo sms [OPTIONS]

  Send a test message

  --token TEXT   API Token
  --to TEXT      Receiver phone number (+250xxxxxx)
  --text TEXT    Message to send
  --sender TEXT  Sender name
  --help         Show this message and exit.

API Response Code

Code Text Meaning
200 sent Successfully sent
401 unauthorized unauthorized access
404 not found invalid resource URI
409 conflict number is from unsupported country
409 conflict number is from unsupported telco
409 conflict Wrong phone number format

An example of a successfully sent SMS.

    "count": 1,
    "remaining_balance": 3.11,
    "self_url": "",
    "sms_items": [
            "id": 1062502,
            "item_price": 0.01,
            "network": "63510",
            "remaining_balance": 3.11,
            "status": "sent",
            "to": "+250785383100"

API Usage

The pindo api needs your Token. You can either pass the token directly to the constructor (see the code below) or via environment variables.

# cURL

curl -X POST \ \
-H 'Accept: */*' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer your-token' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
"to" : "+250781234567",
"text" : "Hello from Pindo",
"sender" : "Pindo"
# python

import requests

headers = {'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + token}
data = {'to' : '+250781234567', 'text' : 'Hello from Pindo', 'sender' : 'Pindo'}

url = ''
response =, json=data, headers=headers)
// NodeJS

var request = require("request");
data = { to: "+250781234567", text: "Hello from Pindo", sender: "Pindo" };

var options = {
  method: "POST",
  body: data,
  json: true,
  url: "",
  headers: {
    Authorization: "Bearer your-token"

function callback(error, response, body) {
  if (!error && response.statusCode == 200) {
//call the request

request(options, callback);
// Java

OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();

MediaType mediaType = MediaType.parse("application/json");
RequestBody body = RequestBody.create(mediaType, "{"to" : "+250781234567", "text" : "Hello from Pindo","sender" : "Pindo"}");
Request request = new Request.Builder()
.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")
.addHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your-token")
Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
// PHP

$request = new HttpRequest();

'Authorization' => 'Bearer your-token',
'Content-Type' => 'application/json'

"to" : "+250781234567",
"text" : "Hello from Pindo",
"sender" : "Pindo"

try {
$response = $request->send();

echo $response->getBody();
} catch (HttpException $ex) {
echo $ex;
// GO

package main

import (

func main() {

url := ""

payload := strings.NewReader("{"to" : "+250781234567", "text" : "Hello from Pindo","sender" : "Pindo"}")

req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")
req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Bearer your-token")

res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

defer res.Body.Close()
body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)


// C#

var client = new RestClient("");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
request.AddHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your-token");
request.AddHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
request.AddParameter("undefined", "{\n\t\"to\" : \"+250781234567\", \n\t\"text\" : \"Hello from Pindo\",\n\t\"sender\" : \"Pindo\"\n}", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
# ruby

require 'net/http'
require 'json'
require 'uri'

data = { to: '+250781234567', text: 'Hello from Pindo', sender: 'Pindo' };

uri = URI('')
http =, uri.port)
req =
req['Authorization'] = 'Bearer your-token'
req['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
req.body = data.to_json
// Dart

import 'dart:convert';
import 'package:http/http.dart' as http;

Future main() async {
  String url = '';
  Map<String, String> data = {
    'to': '+250781234567',
    'text': 'Hello from Pindo',
    'sender': 'Pindo'

  Map<String, String> headers = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer your-token',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'

  http.Response response = await
    body: jsonEncode(data),
    headers: headers,

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