Responding to Incoming Text Messages with Scala and Finatra

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If you’ve ever wanted to create an SMS bot with Scala, you’re in the right place. Perhaps you’re looking for an interactive way to learn Scala or trying to build some automation into your customer interactions. Your SMS bot can be informational or just pure fun. We’ll be building a bot that will respond with your fictional bank balance. In this post, you will learn how… Read More

Twilio now supports LINE, adding to the number of channels developers can reach with one API

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We’re thrilled to announce support for LINE, enabling you to deliver rich, interactive messaging experiences on one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. LINE has native support for interactive message formats like rich cards as well as sharing images, audio and video files. Over the last 10 years, developers have used Programmable SMS to build incredibly innovative messaging experiences for their users, whether… Read More

Hosting Live Webinars with JavaScript, Node.js, AdonisJs and Twilio Programmable Video

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We’re going to use Twilio Video with the AdonisJs framework to create a system where a user can host a video, and viewers can watch their presentation. AdonisJs is a full-stack, open-source MVC framework for Node.js that was inspired by the Laravel framework and borrows some of its concepts. AdonisJs saves you time and effort becauses it ships with a lot of features out of the box. This system… Read More

Twilio Programmable Wireless is now Generally Available 🎉

We’re excited to announce that Programmable Wireless becomes Generally Available today. Programmable Wireless provides cellular connectivity for IoT devices, powered by simple, scalable APIs and extensive global reach. Since our beta release in July 2017, you’ve used Programmable Wireless to power a wide range of innovative use-cases. iBeat is reimagining the personal emergency response category with a cellular-connected watch that responds to cardiac incidents. Eatabit makes… Read More

Improved Data Pricing for Programmable Wireless

As announced earlier today, Programmable Wireless is now Generally Available. As part of the GA release, we’re introducing improved data pricing and new data pricing models. Major Changes We are reducing the “Pay as you go” data pricing rate to 10¢ per MB in 120+ countries. Customers on the existing “Pooled” data plan will automatically receive the discounted PAYG pricing. We are introducing new Quota-based pricing… Read More

New Developer Preview Features for Programmable Wireless

Today we are introducing spiffy new developer preview features to Programmable Wireless. Trust Onboard (X.509 certificates on every SIM) and Wireless VPNs. Trust Onboard With Trust Onboard, every Programmable Wireless SIM comes with two X.509 certificates pre-provisioned (“onboard”). This provides a built-in mechanism to differentiate device identities and gives you more options to authenticate against cloud services. Why does this matter? Imagine you plan to manufacture… Read More

How To Use Twilio Test Credentials with Magic Phone Numbers

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Test credentials and magic phone numbers are used to test applications without actually sending SMS messages or making actual voice phone calls. These tools save time and money because you’re not charged for testing and responses are quicker as the tests only communicate with Twilio service, i.e. tests stay within Twilio services, no connections are made to carriers. To follow along, if you are using UNIX or… Read More

Sign Up for the Twilio for Salesforce Preview!

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Did you know that Twilio.org offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today. The crew at Twilio.org have noticed that nonprofits and social enterprises are growing ever more serious about data collection, measurement, and engagement with beneficiaries and donors. One of the most common tools we see organizations employing in those pursuits is Salesforce. With support from Salesforce.org, it’s no surprise that… Read More