Getting Started with Twilio Programmable Wireless on the LinkIt ONE

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At SIGNAL we launched Twilio Programmable Wireless which allows you to add cellular data to your IoT projects using a Twilio SIM card. The LinkIt ONE dev board in the SIGNAL hackpack is a perfect place to try out these new capabilities. In the next 5 minutes you’ll learn how to use the cellular functionality of this device using your Twilio SIM card. What You’ll Need Before we get to… Read More

Getting Started with Arduino on the LinkIt ONE

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Arduino is an amazing platform for building interactive hardware projects. In the next ten minutes we’ll get our first program running on the SeeedStudio LinkIt ONE development board. If you’re coming to SIGNAL (you are coming to SIGNAL right? – use promo code BSCHOOLEY20 for 20% off your ticket) you’ll be receiving a LinkIt ONE in the Hackpack we’re giving to every attendee. Stop by the… Read More

How to Build Android Chat Apps using Xamarin and Twilio

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Were you excited when you heard we had Xamarin support for Twilio IP Messaging in iOS but were wondering ‘what about Android?’. Read on and in just 10 minutes you will build an Android chat app using Xamarin and Twilio IP Messaging. Get Ready to Build If you’re developing this tutorial on a Mac, make sure to have Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.Android installed. You’ll need Android API… Read More

How to Build iOS Chat Apps using Xamarin and Twilio

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Twilio IP Messaging for iOS is now supported on Xamarin! In just 10 minutes, this tutorial will show you how to build an iOS chat app using Xamarin and Twilio IP messaging. Get Ready to Build If you’re building this tutorial on a Mac, make sure you have Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.iOS installed. Windows developers will need to have: Visual Studio 2015 Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio… Read More

How to Build and Design iOS Video Chat Apps Using Swift

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Peer-to-peer video and video conferencing are changing the way people communicate. Voice and text conversations are great but sometimes you really want to see the person on the other end of the conversation. The addition of facial expressions and visual context enhances the ways in which we can communicate. Video chat works best with a clean design that gets out of your way when you don’t… Read More

Enhancing the User Experience of iOS Chat Apps using Swift

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In our previous post about designing chat apps we started with the iOS Quickstart for IP Messaging and improved on the user experience by using SlackTextViewController. We ended up with a well-designed foundation for a full-featured chat application that we will build upon in this post. The goal at the end of the series is to have a polished and complete chat app solution for iOS built using… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS in Ruby With This Five Minute Video

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Sending and receiving text messages in Ruby is delightfully easy. Whether you are sending appointment reminders or working building a marketing notification system you’ll be up and running in no time after watching this five minute video: Here’s the code from the video for your reference:

What’s Next Now that you have the power of SMS in your toolbelt you can build all sorts of things. Try… Read More