Building A Twilio Endpoint Load Tester with Python, Go and A Developer’s Empathy

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Here are a few bits of advice: Test code in production. Skip the code reviews. Ship the app before load testing it. With these helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to certain doom in no time. Sai Yerram once had a brush with the perils of not load testing, and he’s built a Twilio load tester to help his fellow developers avoid the danger he… Read More

3 Ways Nonprofits Change The World With Communication Tools

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Twilio.org aims to empower nonprofits with the tools they need to change the world for the better. This isn’t hyperbole. Whether it’s restoring democratic processes around the world, making sure disaster victims get the help they need, or helping fight human trafficking – Twilio.org customers are truly making a difference. A small but critical element in their work is communication. We’re humbled by their participation and… Read More

Sending Selfies Without Servers: How To Use Twilio MMS, Amazon Lamba, and Amazon’s API Gateway

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We’d be in a much different world if setting up backend servers was as easy as taking a selfie. In that world, you’d be watching your favorite band play as someone hoists their computer in the air, blocks the band, and configures the backend of their app. Of course, that world is fantasy. But, serverless MMS apps are a reality thanks to some slick work from… Read More

Welkin Health Helps Caregivers Communicate With Twilio

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Care coordinators should spend more time on patient care, and less time searching for phone numbers. That’s Chase Hensel’s argument, and his mission for Welkin Health. It seemed odd to Chase that the healthcare industry couldn’t figure out a way to make it easy for coordinators to use an incredibly valuable healthcare tool they rely upon everyday – the phone. Coordinators can do a whole lot… Read More

Democracy Through Data: The Carter Center Monitors Elections with Twilio SMS

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Love election monitoring? Love code. This might be helpful for you. Fork the Carter Center’s Code here The list of problems on the Carter Center’s to-do list range from “solve world hunger” to “restore democratic process in developing countries” to “improve healthcare worldwide.” They’re not grasping at low hanging fruit. For the Carter Center, tackling complex problems worldwide requires two things: great data processes, and unflinching… Read More

Giving Mobile Developers The Tools They Need: Twilio Joins FbStart

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There’s a whole lot of owl drawing to be done when you’re launching a mobile app. In the massive app landscape, it’s up to you to find your niche, fill it, and ship an excellent product. Doing that takes a tremendous amount of work, and the right set of tools. Today, we’re happy to join the FbStart program, with help from the TwilioFund, to give developers… Read More

Michael Seid Builds Text Nina, Keeps It Simple With Twilio SMS

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I scribble my daily to-do list in a legal pad. My legal pad doesn’t ask for my email, award me fictional points for writing in it, or display full screen prompts enticing me unlock “premium” legal pad features. It just does its job, and I like that. If you’re a developer, there’s probably someone trying to get your email to send you a LinkedIn message right… Read More

Nubitalk Powers Donation Campaigns for Unicef, Greenpeace Using Twilio SIP Trunking and WebRTC

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There are no days off for Unicef and Greenpeace. The problems they’re trying to solve, respectively, all over the world are absolutely critical. For Greenpeace, that means fighting for the well being of the environment. For Unicef, that means helping out mothers and children in developing countries. Each organization relies exclusively on donations to continue their work. Their donation campaigns directly impact their ability to do… Read More

TalkingPoints Uses Code As Universal Language To Connect Parents and Teachers

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Language barriers don’t exist in a vacuum. Let’s say a parent can’t communicate in English with their kid’s teacher, and that teacher only speaks English. The problem at hand isn’t just a translation issue. It’s a language barrier that limits the parent’s ability to participate in their child’s education, and limits the child’s development. In a poetic bit of engineering, Heejae Lim is using the universal… Read More