Making phone calls in Swift with Twilio

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Programmatically making phone calls is awesome, but doing so from an iOS app can be dangerous because it requires you to store your Twilio credentials in the app. With Swift’s ability to run on the server, you can avoid the risks of using Twilio client-side! Let’s learn how to make phone calls with Twilio from our server using Swift. If you just want to skip right to… Read More

Setting up a Twilio Programmable Wireless SIM Card for SMS and Phone Calls

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With Twilio Programmable Wireless you can deploy and manage fleets of cellular connected devices, power connectivity for the Internet of Things and enable highly customized communications use cases. A couple of weekends ago, I attended the MAGFest video game music festival and had a blast! My friend Mikhail from Russia visited because his band Marshall Art was playing the festival (hint: they ruled). When he got to… Read More

Getting started with the Star Wars API in Node.js using Twilio Functions

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out tonight and I am massively excited to see it. However, some of my other friends who are seeing the movie aren’t as familiar with the Star Wars universe as I am. Let’s use the amazing Star Wars API to build a Twilio powered SMS hack to help fix that. We are going to use Twilio Functions to avoid having to go through… Read More

How to Receive and Respond to Text Messages with Node.js, Express and Twilio

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You’re building an Express app and want to be able to respond to SMS messages? Let’s walk through how to add Twilio SMS to the Express “Hello World” app. Installing dependencies Before moving on, you’re going to need to have Node.js and npm installed. I am running version 8.6.0 and 5.3.0 respectively. We’re going to use: Express for our web framework Twilio’s Node library to interact with the Twilio… Read More

How to Receive and Respond to Text Messages in Python with Django and Twilio

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You’re building a Django app and want to be able to respond to SMS messages? Let’s walk through the well written Django tutorial and add Twilio SMS to the canonical basic Django app. Setting up your environment Before moving on, make sure to have your environment setup. Getting everything working correctly, especially with respect to virtual environments is important for isolating your dependencies if you have multiple projects running… Read More

How to Make HTTP Requests in Swift 3

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Making HTTP requests is core functionality for modern languages and one of the first things many developers learn when acclimating to new environments. When it comes to Swift there are a fair amount of solutions to this problem both built into the language and by the community. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones. We’ll be using NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day… Read More

5 Ways to Make HTTP Requests in Node.js

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Making HTTP requests is a core functionality for modern languages and one of the first things many developers learn when acclimating to new environments. When it comes to Node.js there are a fair amount of solutions to this problem both built into the language and by the community. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones. We’ll be using NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the… Read More

iOS UserNotifications in Swift

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Local notifications provide a core functionality in many apps, and in Swift they are easy to add to whatever you’re building. With iOS10’s UserNotifications you can even display GIFs in notifications. Let’s build a quick application to display a local UserNotification containing a SEGA-related GIF and a prompt for the user to continue receiving notifications. Setting up the project Get started by grabbing this example project off of Github…. Read More