Have you ever just, like, really wanted to hear a joke? Well, even if you haven’t, now you can, all thanks to my Humor Hotline powered by Twilio Programmable Voice!
This app uses the following tools and technologies:
App Overview and Set Up
On the frontend of the app, there is a simple web form that accepts a phone number.
When the form is submitted, the data is sent via a POST request to an API endpoint you’ll soon create with Express. At this endpoint, you’ll use Twilio Programmable …
Have you ever wanted to bring a high tech approach to a low tech game? Well you’re in luck, because with this tutorial you’ll be able to build a basic word puzzle using Twilio Programmable SMS. Forget pen and paper - this is the twenty-first century, and when we do stuff, we do it over text!
The game works like this: Players try to piece together a word or phrase by guessing individual letters. At first, their only clue is the number of letters in the word. They keep guessing letters until they are able to guess the entire word, or until they run out of lives.
To follow along with this guide, you’ll need the following tools and software:
- A free Twilio account and Twilio phone number. For help on this, check out Twilio’s Node.js Quick Start docs.
- An SMS-capable phone number for testing the app
I’m sitting on my friend’s patio, over eight feet away from her, because this is how socializing happens in the time of the coronavirus. She asks me about my new job and I attempt to explain.
“But what exactly will you be doing?”
Before responding, I try, in the expanse of only a moment, to distill the complexities and multitudes of both Twilio as a company, and of my new role as a technical editor for the Twilio blog into a single, eloquent, explanatory sentence. I stumble with my words. I wish I could write it down. The truth is, I’m better with a pen and paper. I always have been.
Writing has been my chosen medium since I first developed the ability to make legible marks, back in kindergarten when my afternoons were spent tracing letters with an oversized pencil.
A Childhood of Writing
My first completed body …