Notifica provides Urgent Support for Immigrants with the Touch of a Button

Did you know that offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today.   In deportation events, every minute counts. Immigration enforcement raids can happen at any time, anywhere. When an arrest occurs, family members get separated without being able to tell loved ones what happened, or let their employers know where they are. And connected to each person directly affected by… Read More

Twilio Notify is Generally Available

We’re really excited to announce that Twilio Notify is now generally available. Notify provides one API to make it easy to send bulk notifications to your customers over push, SMS, and Facebook Messenger. It also makes it easy to keep track of their notification preferences, allowing you to make sure they receive critical messages by reaching them on the channels they prefer. Beta Learnings Since making… Read More

Celebrating Women Who Drive #Tech4Good

Did you know that offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today.   To celebrate Women’s History Month and the awesome work of women in the Twilio community, we wanted to take a minute to recognize some of our personal heroes. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but a small cross section of amazing developers, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and all… Read More

Age UK fights loneliness among older people with a telephone befriending service

Did you know that offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today.   Nearly 1.2 million older people in the UK say they’re chronically lonely. Roughly 3.9 million say that TV is their main form of company. And some 200,000 haven’t had a conversation with a friend or family member in more than a month. London-based charity Age UK set out… Read More

Control an NEC Video Display Installation with Python

Python waterfall with NEC Displays

In this article you will learn how to control an NEC display via RS232 or UTP connection with the official nec-pd-sdk Python package from NEC. Reasons for controlling NEC displays programmatically vary from automatic turning them on and off, scheduling, monitoring, and more. I became interested in controlling NEC displays programmatically when I was building a virtual waterfall system and had issues with one of the displays. I needed… Read More

Tell Congress that Net Neutrality Matters to Innovators

Today is a Day of Action in support of an open internet and urging Congress to restore the net neutrality principles that were recently rolled back by the FCC. Twilio is proud to power the communications of non-profit organizations helping mobilize constituents on this important issue.  Here are two quick actions you can take: Call your members of Congress at Battle for the Net. Sign the petition at… Read More

Build a Bot Powered Slack Game with Python

Picture of a mostly closed laptop

One of my all-time favorite Facebook groups is “DogSpotting.” For those of you unfamiliar with this revolutionary group, it’s a Facebook group dedicated to posting pictures of random dogs you see as you go along your regular day. There are tons of “spotting” rules, but any way you slice it, this group is awesome. Using this model for inspiration, I built a Slack bot for a… Read More

New webhooks and reporting for Twilio Authy (2FA) and Verify (phone verification) APIs

We’ve recently updated Twilio’s market leading set of APIs for account security with reporting and event notification capabilities to give you real time, and detailed data about user verifications, authentications and other important account security events. Protecting your customer accounts requires constant monitoring of your sign-up, authentication, and recovery processes to look for trends and areas for improvement. The ways in which users interact with your… Read More