EmoPhone: How To Build A Twilio-Powered IVR Using PHP and ngrok

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Before cell phones, there were only landline phones. In high school, I frequently called the person I had a crush on at home. Calling a semi-private phone number to have private conversations was always a rough time. I hoped against all odds that my crush would be the one answering my call and not their parent or sibling. Awkward conversations with disapproving fathers were plentiful in… Read More

Introducing Twilio’s Next Generation Helper Libraries

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At Twilio, 77% of all requests to our REST API are made by a helper library user-agent. It’s the most common touch point between Twilio and you, the developer. That’s why we’re so excited to announce early access to the next generation of our Python and Ruby helper libraries. These next-gen libraries are built on a new API auto-generation tool, homegrown within Twilio, designed to make… Read More

How to Verify Phone numbers in Python with the Twilio Lookup API

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Twilio Lookup is a simple REST API with a ton of utility. You can use Lookup to check whether a number exists, format international numbers to local standards, determine whether a phone is a landline or can receive text messages, and even discover information about the carrier associated with that phone number. In this post, we’re going to learn how to deal with valid and invalid numbers… Read More

Ghosts of Subscriptions Past: Trim Cleans Up Your Charges Via Text

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In 2016, we are reticent to put a ring it. Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO commitments all come with a caveat — we can leave at the end of the month. The problem is it’s easy to lose track of the commitments we make, and the monthly fees we incur to as serial subscriber to all sorts of platforms. The subscriptions quietly snowball, unbenounced to the… Read More

5 More Reasons You Should Bring Your Engineers To SIGNAL

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In just 16 weeks, SIGNAL is coming back to San Francisco May 24th and 25th. We got a brand new venue at Pier 27, killer new lineup of over 100 speakers, and barrels brimming with new shenanigans we have in store for our favorite shindig of the season. Last year, I shared a few reasons why I thought you should join us at SIGNAL with your whole team… Read More

Introducing Volume Pricing For Recording Storage

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Today, we are happy to introduce volume pricing for call recording storage. This means that, as your volume grows, you will be charged less and less per minute to store recordings. Don’t worry if your volume is still low, the first 10,000 stored minutes of recordings per month are free for you to play with. Call recordings are a precious mine of information about your customers…. Read More

Developer Contest: Show Off Your IP Messaging Hacks

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Let’s celebrate IP Messaging with an old-fashioned Twilio contest. Spend the rest of the month working on your sickest, most mind-blowing hack and then submit it here. If you use IP Messaging, you’re eligible for the grand prize: BB-8 Life-Size Aluminum LED Floor Lamp One ticket to SIGNAL, our developer conference for communications, May 24-25th at Pier 27 in San Francisco $100 in Twilio credit Bonus… Read More

Patrick McKenzie on the Ins and Outs of Job Searching for Engineers

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Patrick McKenzie is the CEO and Cofounder of Starfighters whose mission is to “unbreak dev hiring.” He’ll be speaking at SIGNAL, our developer conference for communications May 24-25th in San Francisco. If you’d like to come to Signal and meet Patrick along with 2000 other developers, register here and use the promocode PATIO11 for $100 off your ticket. Last week, Patrick graced us with his presence on Twilio Radio…. Read More

Add Chat to a Rails App with Twilio IP Messaging

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There’s more to chat than sending messages back and forth. There’s chat history, typing indicators, read receipts and integrating with third party software. On top of all that, there’s making sure it all works across both web and mobile devices. Twilio IP Messaging is a set of APIs and SDKs that provide everything you need to build cross-platform messaging. In this tutorial we’ll get started with IP Messaging by adding simple chat… Read More