The Definitive Guide to SMS Conversation Tracking

SMS is a fantastic way to let your customers easily communicate with your company or each other. It’s a familiar medium that’s a native part of virtually every mobile phone and allows both one-way and bi-directional communication. However, whether you are building the next WhatsApp or an SMS-based workforce automation system, apps that require multiple messages to flow between your application and a user means you’re… Read More

Rewind: Build a Group Messaging Application with ASP.NET MVC

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Back in 2010 we wrote a post that detailed how to build a simple group messaging application with Twilio and ASP.NET MVC. Well a lot has changed in four years and we wanted to update that post, so in this post I’ll show you how you can use the latest versions of Twilio and ASP.NET MVC to build a simple group messaging application. I’ll show you… Read More

Design an Intelligent Mobile App Distribution Experience with ASP.NET and Twilio

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You spent hours building a beautiful mobile app for your customers.  You made the herculean effort to take the app across multiple mobile platforms.  “Build it and they will come” they said.  But now your app is getting lost amongst the ever growing sea of mobile apps. If you’ve reached this point it’s time to build a marketing plan for your app and Mobile App Distribution… Read More

Configure Windows for Local Webhook Testing Using ngrok

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As a developer running Windows discovering ngrok was like discovering manna from heaven. Exposing my local web server to the public internet, simplified debugging and testing of services like Twilio and a tool that did not make me install and configure other frameworks or language runtimes just to get started? It all had me smiling. However, as I’ve shown ngrok to other developers running Windows I’ve… Read More

Call Your Spreadsheet, Text Your Database – Using Twilio From Excel and Access

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If you’ve used Windows like I have for the last 20 years, likely some of the most familiar pieces of software for you are Excel and Access. And even though these two pieces of software have thousands of features, to date apparently no one at Microsoft has ever thought to put a phone in them. Well today that changes. For better or worse, Microsoft Excel and… Read More

Start, Create and Accelerate: Sign Up Now For Special NYC Twilio Workshops

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Twilio is giving a few lucky NYC developers a chance to attend a preview of our TwilioCon 2013 workshops July 22 & 23 we’ll be hosting workshops that offer courses for different experience levels from beginner to advanced. All we ask is for your honest feedback. Oh, and a small donation to HackNY. Each course connects students with Twilio experts, so they can gain experience using… Read More

Automating Twilio Integration Tests with Test Credentials

Twilio recently introduced Test Credentials which gives you an easy way to use automated integration tests to exercise the parts of your application which use the Twilio REST API. Using test credentials, you can pretend to buy phone numbers, send SMS messages, or make phone calls without charging your account, updating the state of your account or connecting to real phone numbers. In this post I’ll show… Read More