Never Forget A Friend’s Birthday with Python, Flask and Twilio

Python birthday reminders

Have you ever forgotten a friend’s birthday? It happens to the best of us. After the frustration of checking Facebook every day for birthdays, I wanted a better push notification system with better filters. I wrote an article, Building a Simple Birthday App with Flask-SQLAlchemy, showing a way to export your Facebook birthday calendar to an .ics file and import it into a DB with Flask and Flask-SQLAlchemy…. Read More

How to Build A Boba Tea Shop Finder with Python, Google Maps and GeoJSON

Boba tea

If you plant me anywhere in Manhattan, I can confidently tell you where the nearest bubble tea place is located. This may be  because I have a lot of them memorized, but for the times my memory betrays me, luckily I have the boba map on my data blog. In this tutorial, we’ll use a combination of Python, the Google Maps API, and geojsonio to create what… Read More

Good Call Supports Through the Arrest Process When One Call Must Connect

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Twilio.org can help with API credit and discount pricing to increase your impact. Imagine you’re arrested and your cell phone is taken away. You have only few minutes to make one phone call through a public line to a number you know by heart. Who do you call? Have you memorized their… Read More

Introducing Twilio Studio, the Fastest Way to Build With Twilio

Twilio Studio the fastest, easiest way to build with Twilio

It’s no secret that great customer engagement is 🔑  for business. However, one of the biggest challenges companies face today is bridging the gap between the experience that customers expect, and the reality of what the company can actually deliver. Helping businesses solve this “communication divide” faster is why we’re so excited to introduce you to the newest addition to the Twilio Engagement Cloud suite of… Read More

Twilio Functions Now Supports npm

Import third-party libraries into your functions using npm package manager. Leverage free, reusable code from the community. Available today in Twilio Functions. Today, we’re excited to announce npm support for Twilio Functions. npm is a package manager for JavaScript that makes it easy to share and reuse code. With npm support in Twilio Functions, you can now leverage the ecosystem of packages and modules provided by the Node.js community. npm support… Read More

Twilio Understand: Transforming How Companies Interact with Customers

Twilio Understand now in developer preview

Turn speech into structured data objects. Analyze text from any communications channel with a single natural language understanding model. Available now in developer preview. This May at Signal, we announced Twilio Understand— a new TwiML verb that uses natural language to figure out the intent of what someone is saying or texting. We’ve seen a lot of interest in it, from people that want to build more… Read More

Twilio’s GDPR Commitment: Support for Customer Compliance Objectives

Twilio is committed to being GDPR compliant

Twilio is committed to being GDPR compliant by May 25, 2018. New data processing addendum for customers. Additional GDPR guidance materials coming soon. At Twilio, we’re keenly aware that organizations who process personal data of people in the EU need to be sure their service providers support compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That’s why we are committed to ensuring our platform is GDPR-compliant… Read More

Introducing the Twilio Global Phone Numbers Catalog

Twilio Global Phone Numbers Catalog

The largest selection of phone numbers available for instant provisioning in over 100 countries. The most powerful Phone Number API and easy-to-use web portal in the industry for discovering, purchasing, and managing numbers. Support for use case tailored numbers and use case-based search. Available today in developer preview. In the past nine years, we’ve worked with carriers around the globe to bring the power of programmable… Read More