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REST Quickstart

Overview

The Twilio REST API allows you to make outgoing calls and query meta-data about your account such as phone numbers, calls, and recordings. The goal of this quickstart is to build an application that makes an outgoing phone call and gets a list of previous calls using the Twilio REST API.

Accessing the REST API

In order access the Twilio REST API, you will need a basic HTTP/HTTPS client to perform that actual requests. Fortunately, Twilio gives you a little help making HTTP requests from your web application. Head over to the Helper Libraries page and download the code and examples for your preferred language. If you don't see your language, howl at us in the forums!

Do I need a web host for this tutorial?

No! You only need a computer with an Internet connection.

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