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  • By Mridu Bhatnagar
    Get a Word of the Day SMS with Python and Twilio Get a Word of the Day SMS with Python and Twilio

    Due to the current Coronavirus situation all of us are doing more work online. For effective collaboration, good written communication skills have become the need of the hour. Taking this into account I decided to build a service that sends a new word, along with its definition, each day as an SMS notification.

    This tutorial will show you how to create a service that sends you a new word every day using the Twilio Programmable Messaging APIs, Python and Heroku. Below you can see the notifications that come on my smart phone each day.

    word of the day demo

    Tutorial Requirements

    To follow this you need the following components:

    • Python 3.6 or newer. If your operating system does not provide a Python interpreter, you can go to python.org to download an installer.
    • A smartphone with an active phone number and SMS capability.
    • A Twilio account. If you are new to Twilio create a free account …
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  • By Mridu Bhatnagar
    Build a Vocabulary Bot for WhatsApp with Python and Twilio Build a Vocabulary Bot for WhatsApp with Python and Twilio

    My mother teaches English to visually impaired students. Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, in-person classes had to be suspended, and now she is teaching through phone conference calls, with all learning material being exchanged on WhatsApp. I saw an opportunity to solve a problem here, so I decided to build a Vocabulary chatbot to assist her in her teaching.

    This tutorial will show you how to create a WhatsApp chatbot that can help you in improving your vocabulary using the Twilio API for WhatsApp, Python and Flask. Below, you can see the conversation I had with the bot.

    VocabBot demo

    Tutorial Requirements

    To follow this you need the following components:

    • Python 3.6 or newer. If your operating system does not provide a Python interpreter, you can go to python.org to download an installer.
    • Flask. We will create a web application that responds to incoming WhatsApp messages with …
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