Find Volunteer Opportunities using Twilio, VolunteerMatch and ASP.NET

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It’s the holiday season. For many of us it’s a time we reflect on how fortunate we are in our own lives and also how we can use our skills to give back to others in our communities. There are many organizations who are dedicated to the service of others and getting involved with one can be an immensely rewarding experience.  But how do you know… Read More

Hola IP Messaging! Real time translated chat with ASP.NET, Microsoft Translator and IP Messaging

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¿Hablas español? Qu’en est-il en Français? 中文?Ao idnu Tsis tuti tu’iyia rirzyia iw inams. Whatever your own language be it English, French, Mandarin or Sith, not being able to communicate with others because of a difference in language is a pain.  While we don’t yet have protocol droids able to instantly translate 6 million languages (we don’t even have 6 million languages) translation technology, especially translation of… Read More

A Swift Adventure: Add Audio Controls to BasicPhone

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Welcome back to my series of posts on using Twilio Client for iOS with Apples awesome new language, Swift.  In prior posts we’ve had fun using Swift and Twilio Client to build an app that can make and receive phone calls. In this post I’ll show you how you can generate input tones, called DTMF tones, from the app in order to let a user send input back to… Read More

A Swift Adventure: Building BasicPhone with TwilioClient – Part 2

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In the first post in this series we wrote a simple iOS app using Swift that made an outbound phone call using the Twilio Client SDK for iOS.  To do that we set up the basic server infrastructure we need in order to generate a capability token, created a TwiML application that told Twilio what experience to give the caller and used the Client SDK APIs to… Read More

Build an SMS queueing system using Azure and 100 lines of code

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At Twilio we love to help out events by partnering with them to build apps that let the organizers and attendees communicate better. This year, for Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC) we partnered with organizer Peter Kellner to build an SMS-powered session change notification system that would alert attendees to sessions that had to be canceled or moved to a different room. The SVCC regularly draws… Read More

A Swift Adventure: Building BasicPhone with TwilioClient

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Swift is a fantastic new language from Apple that brings many great features like functional programming patterns, generics and memory management to the world of Cocoa development. My first in-depth exposure to Swift was attending CocoaConf Atlanta and seeing Daniel Steinberg give his Swift language fundamentals presentation. The programming language enthusiast in me immediately started to noodle on app ideas, but once I saw Jonathan Blocksom… Read More

Send Driving Directions Using Bing Maps and Twilio MMS

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Recently my parents bought themselves a shiny new laptop. They got it home, sat it on their desk and realized that the only display port on the laptop was HDMI. This unfortunately would not work with their external monitor which only had VGA and DVI ports. As the resident family IT guy they called me. I could have ordered the adapter, but I figured going local… Read More

Rewind: Connecting Twilio SMS to Google Spreadsheet

Back in 2012, we wrote a post that showed you how easy it was set up a simple data collection system using Twilio SMS and a Google Spreadsheet.  Well its 2 years later and  some things have changed.  In this post we’ll walk through an updated version of the little utility that makes it easy for developers and non-developers alike to receive SMS messages in a… Read More