Recently, my friends and I were invited to NASA to take part in a behind-the-scenes tour and briefing on five new research campaigns that will take to the field in 2020 to explore questions critical to understanding our home planet!
With so much to look forward to, I decided to create a countdown for the days leading up to our road trip! Rather than execute the group chat countdown manually, I decided to get a little help from my friends at Twilio, Azure Functions and NASA's astronomy picture of the day API. My goal was to accomplish the following:
- Countdown the number of days remaining until the trip to NASA
- Include NASA's astronomy picture of the day
- Schedule a message to be sent every morning at 9AM
Here's an example of a message:
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a countdown SMS that sends a …