Getting started with Adding Real Time Events to your Node.js Express App

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In a previous post, I explained how to monitor phone calls sent with the Twilio API in real time using call progress events. These allow you to set up a webhook url to receive a request whenever the status of your phone calls change. The real time updates of call progress events provide us with a great opportunity to play around with websockets. In this post I am… Read More

Twilio Talks UK Ridesharing In London with DriveNow, GoCarShare, and More


Everything is on-demand. Tech savvy people are switching from owning cars, apartments, and parking spaces to renting them. The ride-sharing and car-sharing industry has massively changed from this cultural switch. Twilio is helping power on-demand services for companies like DriveNow, Lyft, and Uber. Last month at our London HQ, the car-sharing, car-pooling, taxi and automotive industry came together for the inaugural Twilio Talks on Modern Urban… Read More

Freshdesk Breaks Down Wisby’s Barriers To Customer Service with Twilio


Wisby had the drive, the customer support team, and the resources in place to deliver awesome customer service. But, there were two sizeable barriers they had to overcome: time and distance. Namely, reducing the time it took to respond to customers, and reducing the geographic telecom barriers cause a delay in response. To solve their problems and deliver excellent customer service, Wisby enlisted the help of… Read More

Build SMS Notifications With AngularJS, Firebase, and Twilio

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Christoffer Klemming started out programming pacemakers and ended up a Google PMM. Back home in Stockholm, Christoffer was focused on writing code. When he crossed the pond to work at Google, code took a backseat. But, he still used his programming mindset in a less code-intensive job. “Programming is really a mindset in how to break down big problems into smaller chunks that each can be… Read More

Async/Await: The Hero JavaScript Deserved


Writing asynchronous code is hard. When it comes to JavaScript we rely heavily on callback functions to accomplish asynchronous tasks which can be unintuitive. This cognitive overhead creates a barrier to entry for newcomers to programming and the language and even causes frequent heartburn for those of us who have been using the language a while. In this post we’ll examine how a proposal for ECMAScript 2016 (ES7)… Read More

Circly Fights Cancer With Community: Building A Support System With Twilio


If cancer were a person, I’d punch it in the face. But, it turns out that’s neither a viable method of treatment, or a fight that has any chance of actually taking place.   One thing that does help people struggling with cancer is emotional support from friends and family. A simple text or call goes a long way. A friendly reminder to perform self-checks for cancer,… Read More

Introducing New Phone Numbers Management in the Twilio Account Portal


Programmable phone numbers for SMS, MMS and Voice are at the core of Twilio’s platform. For a new customer, the first interactions in the Account Portal are often the purchase and configuration of a phone number, while advanced users rely on powerful phone number management, through the portal and the Phone Number Search API, to efficiently deploy large-scale applications. Today, we are excited to introduce several… Read More

Here We Go!: Introducing The New Twilio Blog, As Explained In Terms of Super Mario Bros


When Mario gets his power-ups, do you pay attention to the (fire) flower or what Mario does with the power-up? The answer in all it’s Koopa-crushing glory, is Mario. The same principle applies for this very blog. Here on the blog, we’re focused on what you build with Twilio, how you did it, and inspiring and equipping you to build the next thing your heart desires…. Read More

Building Repliable SMS For Coaches And Athletes: CoachUp Scales With Twilio (and Stephen Curry)


Steph Curry is a champion, and MVP. Here in the Bay Area, he’s more like a demi-god. In a 2009 draft report, a scout lambasted Steph’s abilities saying that he would never lead a team at the highest level. Then, in 2015, Steph led The Golden State Warriors to world championship. The difference maker for Steph, aside from ignoring critics, was coaching. One on one coaching… Read More