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  • By Ashley Boucher
    Automatically Forward Text Messages with No Code Using Twilio Studio Copy of C03 Blog Text (2)

    This article explains how to forward any incoming text messages sent to your Twilio phone number to another number automatically using a no-code solution called Twilio Studio.

    Twilio Studio allows you to create all kinds of communication apps. Studio works by providing a blank canvas where you can drag and drop configurable widgets that handle different tasks. You can connect these widgets together to create application flows.

    Prerequisites

    To get started with this tutorial, you’ll need the following:

    Create a Studio flow

    Navigate to the Studio Flows section of your Twilio Console.

    To create a new flow, click the blue + button toward the top left of the screen. If you’ve never created a Studio flow before, your button will say Create new Flow. …

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  • By Vijay Devarapalli
    Super SIM now offers VPN connectivity for your IoT devices VPN - Social Banner

    I am excited to announce that Super SIM now has VPN (Virtual Private Network) support, enabling you to set up secure private networks between Twilio and your application data centers and have your Super SIM connected devices use these private networks. With regular Internet breakout, the traffic from devices using Super SIM will go over the Internet and get routed to your application data center. When VPN is used, the same traffic is sent over a secure and private tunnel as shown below:

    IoT devices connected via Super SIM VPN
    IoT devices connected via Super SIM VPN

    The benefits of using VPN for IoT devices

    With a VPN that tunnels your device connectivity, you get the following benefits:

    • Secure channel - A secure data channel is created between Twilio and your data center. All traffic to/from the devices going through this data channel is encrypted and does not go over the public Internet unprotected.
    • Private end-to-end network …
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  • By Erin Kelly
    Join Twilio and Other Companies in Increasing Employee Engagement WePledge 1% Hero

    By signing up for a Twilio-led Accelerator program, you will have access to a playbook and tools to help you launch a high-impact employee engagement program and make a positive impact on issues that matter to your employees.

    At Twilio, we believe that one of the most effective ways to prioritize social impact is to empower our employees to do more of what they love. That’s why, inspired by the Pledge1% model, Twilio created WePledge 1%, a volunteer employee impact and giving program in which Twilio supports employees in pledging to give 1 percent of their own time, income, or equity (or any combination of the three) to causes that resonate with them.

    Since Twilio created WePledge 1% in 2019, 3,605 Twilio employees have signed onto the program, and participation in our volunteer and giving programs has increased to over 50% from single digits. And there are …

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  • By Néstor Campos
    How to send vCards with WhatsApp using C# and .NET Send vCards with WhatsApp and C#

    You can use the Twilio Programmable Messaging to send contact information in vCard format via WhatsApp. If you use WhatsApp regularly, on some occasions you may have had to send or receive the contact info of a person to whom you must text or call. In this post, you will see how to do this programmatically.

    Prerequisites

    You will need the following for your development environment:

    You can find the source code of this tutorial in this GitHub repository.

    What is vCard?

    vCard is a standard format for sharing contact information between people and applications. This information may include personal information, phone numbers, email addresses, …

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  • By Robert Alford
    Build a Progressive Web Application with Django and Angular Part 2: Frontend Interface with Angular Build a Progressive Web Application with Django and Angular Part 2: Frontend Interface with Angular

    In the first part of this tutorial series, we began building a trivia game as a Progressive Web Application. We used the Django web framework and the Python programming language to create and populate our project’s database with trivia data, and the Django Rest Framework to rapidly develop a read-only API endpoint for our project’s frontend interface to consume along with a browsable web-based interface for viewing our API data in JSON format. Now in part two of this series, we will build our trivia game’s UI using the Angular frontend framework and TypeScript, a strongly-typed extension of the JavaScript programming language that is fully integrated into Angular. And finally we will convert our project into a Progressive Web Application (PWA) that can be installed alongside native applications on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet.

    Screenshot of completed trivia app

    Tutorial requirements

    • Python version 3.6 or higher. If you do …
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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    How to Add a Website as a Segment Source header img

    When using Segment, a source is a website or application you wish to receive data or information from. This blog post will go over how to create a source in the Segment console for each website or application you want to track using Analytics.js, Segment's Javascript library, to track user data from your site.

    Prerequisites

    To follow along with this post, you need two things:

    • Segment account - sign up for a free one here
    • A website to connect as a source! You will also get more value out of Segment by connecting a source that captures user identity in some way like with a login system

    Add a Website as a Segment Source

    If you’re just getting started, Segment recommends using it instead of server-side libraries because analytics.js is the simplest installation for any website. To make a source, create and go to your Segment Workspace and click …

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  • By Robert Alford
    Build a Progressive Web Application with Django and Angular Part 1: Backend API with Django Build a Progressive Web Application with Django and Angular Part 1: Backend API with Django

    Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are web apps that use a variety of design techniques and browser-based technologies to appear and behave like native mobile or desktop apps. When properly implemented, PWAs provide both users and developers with the best of both worlds from these different platforms. Web applications have many advantages over native apps: they are easily discovered via online search engines, can be shared by URL links, and have the ability to be deployed at will and visited almost instantly in any web browser. For both developers and users, this provides a more seamless process than going through a proprietary app store for the software release and update process, as well as the installation and download experience. Native apps, however, offer access to device features such as cameras, microphones, and geolocation. They can also be used offline and conveniently opened directly from a user’s home screen.

    In this tutorial …

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  • By Adan Figueroa
    Introducing Twilio Developer Evangelist Adan Figueroa introducing adan figueroa

    Hello world!

    I’m Adan Figueroa, from Mexico City and in this post I’ll tell you how I became a Developer Evangelist at Twilio. I learned how to code in high school. The reason why I chose to study programming is a little silly. I remember when I was a kid I really got impressed after I watched The Matrix, yes, The Matrix, that movie that suggests that we live in a simulation created by computers. At that moment I didn’t understand too much to be honest, but I thought it was something really cool, and that gave me enough curiosity to try to code. After I wrote my first lines of code I knew that I wanted to do that forever. That feeling of facing a challenge, finding a solution and after several tries seeing how it all works it’s amazing.

    When I was in college at the Instituto Politecnico …

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  • By Hayden Powers
    Introducing Developer Voices Intern, Hayden Powers Hayden Powers hero image

    ‘What am I doing here?’ I thought, looking over a sea of heads staring at classroom computer screens, none of which even remotely resembled my own. ‘Everyone here is so much smarter than I am. I don’t belong here. I can’t do this.’

    Intro to Computer Science: Java I, my very first computer science course at community college, a night class taught by none other than a real software engineer that worked on enterprise applications for the college during regular business hours. I had never met a real software engineer before; in fact, I hadn’t even met an engineer in any capacity before this moment, ever.

    No one in my family had even attempted a technical subject like this, nor did they encourage me to do so, yet here I was, taking a computer science course at a college level that I wasn’t even sure I would be able …

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  • By Linda Le
    Build an IoT Doggy Alarm so Your Furry Friend Can Tell You They Want To Go Outside IoT Doggy Alarm Header

    Sometimes dogs like to mistake furniture for a toilet. Out of fear for my new shoe cupboards, I decided to make a doorbell for my dog, Bobby, to push to alert me when he needed to go outside. It took a little while (and cost me a lot of treat-based incentives) to get him to push it, but soon enough, Bobby would stand by the door... and wait until I could see him to push the button. This got me wondering: could I build something where I would be notified when he stands close to the door?

    In this guide, I will show you how to build a sensor capable of detecting your fluffy friend’s proximity to your door then send you a text message alert, using an Arduino and Twilio’s Programmable SMS.

    Workflow

    It’s that time of day. Your dog wants to go outside and stands by the …

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