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  • By Bob Belderbos
    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.

    After talking to Twilio at PyCon we thought it would be cool to extend this app by adding SMS notifications and a possibility to send birthday messages via SMS, so I signed up for a Twilio account and got coding.  

    In this post we will build a simple birthday app with Python, Flask and Twilio’s Programmable SMS service API so you never miss a birthday again: 

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    The complete code for this project on Github

    Setup instructions

    Start by cloning …

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