Building a Django Twilio Programmable Chat Application
As a developer, I’ve always wanted to include chat capabilities in the applications I’ve created. Coding applications is fun but I’ve been stumped by the idea of creating the complex infrastructure needed to support real-time chat. Fortunately, I found that Twilio makes it easy to include chat capabilities in just about any application.
In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a chat application using Python and the Django framework along with Twilio to implement the chat functionality.
We’ll need to accomplish the following goals to get the application functioning properly:
- Setting up Python and Django and creating the base environment for the app.
- Generating API keys from Twilio to integrate chat functionality
Setting up the Django Environment
Let’s get started by setting up our development environment. This tutorial requires at least Python 3.4 ...