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  • By Ashutosh Hathidara
    Automatically Send Birthday Wishes with Python Flask and WhatsApp Automatically Send Birthday Wishes with Python Flask and WhatsApp

    Do you forget to send birthday wishes to your friends and loved ones? I do, and it usually results in being scolded by my fiancée! I’ve often wished for a software program that could send birthday wishes on my behalf.

    In this tutorial, we will create this exact end-to-end system. We will use Twilio's What’sApp API for sending the messages, the Flask web framework for the web server, and we will run messaging jobs periodically using APScheduler. We’ll also deploy the Flask application to AWS so it can be deployed resiliently and at scale.

    The complete code for this tutorial is available in this Github repository.

    Prerequisites

    • A Twilio account. (Sign up with this link and receive an additional $10 credit.)
    • The WhatsApp application installed on your mobile phone
    • An activated WhatsApp Sandbox (be sure to follow the setup instructions).
    • Your Account SID and Auth Token, found …
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