Identity Management in Spring Boot with Twilio and Stormpath in 15 Minutes

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This is a syndicated post, originally posted by Micah Silverman, Developer Evangelist at Stormpath, an api that lets developers add authentication, authorization, and user management to any web or mobile app in minutes. Micah created a Spring Boot application that uses Twilio’s Java Helper Library and Stormpath to send login notifications. Today, in less than 30 seconds or so, I was able to set up a Twilio… Read More

#RefugeesWelcome: Twilio Is Proud To Answer Obama’s Call To Action, Support Refugees Everywhere

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Answering The Call To Action In June, President Obama issued a Call to Action to the private sector to aid refugees around the world. Twilio answered his call to action to increase support of refugees. In September, President Obama graciously took a selfie with the Executive Director of Twilio.org, Erin Reilly.   51 companies pledged their help with the refugee crisis as part of the Private… Read More

Create A Family Photo Frame With Twilio, AWS, and Electric Objects

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Jed Schmidt is a developer, dad, musician and all around rad dude working in New York. He graces the Twilio blog with his presence and a lovely tutorial on using Twilio, AWS and Electric Objects to create a Twilio MMS photo frame. You can watch him build the whole thing in the following video tutorial, and follow along with him in his detailed step by step… Read More

Using Data To Build Customer Experiences: Customer.io Rolls Out Twilio SMS For Customer Segments

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Data is a powerful tool. It makes carefully engineered moments come across as delightfully simple, like a customer getting a text when their package arrives. In that moment, they’re not thinking of the data passed between HTTP Requests, webhooks and status callbacks — but that might be on your mind.   Customer.io is a behavior email platform focused on segmentation and automation.They give you tools to… Read More

Fun with Markov Chains, Python, and Twilio SMS

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One of the many allures of Twitter is that you can tweet at your favorite celebrity and (maybe) get a response. Still though, tweeting isn’t quite as intimate as trading text messages. So we thought it’d be fun to use Markov Chains, Programmable SMS, and Python to create a bot that impersonates your favorite Twitter personality.  We could use the code below to create an SMS chat bot that sounds… Read More

Register To Vote Through Text or Facebook Messenger with HelloVote

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Register to vote in a fraction of the time it takes to settle that political comment war on Facebook. HelloVote is dead simple. Text 384-387 and get registered to vote, or confirm that you’re already registered. HelloVote also works on Facebook Messenger. You can  invite your friends to participate in the democratic process by sharing a HelloVote link. Technology has an unparalleled ability to lower hurdles… Read More

Speak Louder Gives Activists The Tools They Need To Advocate

This photograph taken from the US Capitol Building shows thousands of people gathered on the Mall during the "Million Man March" in Washington D.C., on October 16, 1995. The march, called by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is intended as a day for black men to unite and pledge self-reliance and commitment to their families and communities. (Photo credit should read RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Back in June, Ian Webster built Call Congress. Call one number, enter your ZIP code, and you’re automatically connected with your representative. This tool enabled Americans to advocate for policy change using a powerful tool in their pocket — their phone.   Ian narrowed the gap between citizens and elected officials because it seemed like the right thing to do and, as an engineer, he could… Read More

SIGNAL London Recap: History Belongs to the Builders

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We’re wrapping up our first SIGNAL Conference in London and we’re well chuffed. Today, developers from around the world gathered to hone their craft and get a look at a few of the new tools we’ve been cooking up at Twilio. Whether you joined us in London, or you followed along from a distance, thank you. Before we turn off the lights at The Brewery, let’s… Read More

Announcing Voice Insights for WebRTC

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Today, we’re excited to introduce Voice Insights, available in Beta for Twilio Client’s Javascript SDK v1.3 or later. As the name implies, Voice Insights gives you detailed metrics on all the changing network and device conditions that can affect WebRTC call quality. And because it’s API accessible, your application can use this data to actually improve the experience of live calls within desktop and mobile browsers. You turn… Read More