New Features for Twilio Sync: Message Streams and IoT Support

Twilio Sync Beta synchronizes state in the cloud

Twilio Sync, our purpose-built API for state synchronization, has been public since May 2017, and has become the go-to tool for real-time applications. Providing a single SDK offering solid performance and support for multiple devices, Twilio Sync today drives applications from real-time dashboards to coordinated video streams. Since then, we’ve been hard at work to go even further, and today we’re excited to bring you two… Read More

Build Your Own Daily Fantasy Football Salary Tracker with Ruby and Twilio MMS

Fantasy football with Twilio MMS

September is here, the NFL has kicked off and the fantasy season is in full swing. Kareem Hunt is a beast, Zeke is gonna serve a 6 week suspension, there’s so much going on! In this post we’ll show you how to build a price tracker for your favorite daily fantasy sports website with Ruby. It will help you stay on top of the competition and receive price alerts as… Read More

Testing Twilio SMS Requests for .NET Applications with the Rider REST Client

Rider tool for C#

We can use the Twilio Nuget package to write applications that work with the Twilio SMS API, but what if we want to experiment with the API in our IDE? If that IDE happens to be JetBrains Rider, there is an easy way to do this. Rider is a cross-platform .NET IDE that builds on technology from ReSharper and IntelliJ IDEA. This provides the best of two worlds: excellent… Read More

How to Deploy JavaScript & Node.js Applications to AWS Lambda

Deploy Node JS applications to AWS Lambda

Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) such as Amazon Web Services Lambda and Twilio Functions can be cheap execution environments in which you pay only for resources used to deal with a particular request, typically measured in seconds or milliseconds. Today we will take a look at deploying a JavaScript Node.js application to AWS Lambda. Our application will keep a list of our best friends which we would like to… Read More

Reduce Your Bill With Origin-Based Pricing

Origin based phone numbers

Have you built a Contact Center, Click-to-Dial, or Voice Notification solution using Outbound Voice or Elastic SIP Trunking with calls localized in Europe? Yes? Then read on to find out how you can save money. This month Twilio expanded its coverage of Origin-Based Pricing by adding Belgium and Netherlands now for a total of 19 European countries. Prices to these 19 European countries have dropped an… Read More

We Want You: Join the Twilio.org Impact Corps

At Twilio.org, we’ve seen firsthand how a few lines of code can save a life, advance a cause, or strengthen a community. Social impact organizations around the world have used Twilio to establish critical communications with the people they serve. Yet many nonprofits are just getting started with Twilio, and many more can use a little help as they begin their communications journeys. We’ve also heard… Read More

My SIGNAL London 2017 Schedule

SIGNAL London 2017

In just under a week we will be hosting SIGNAL London for the second time with even more talks, hands-on learning, live demos and the first ever European $BASH. Every single one of the talks at SIGNAL London has been carefully selected, here’s the full schedule. But if I were to choose, these are the talks that I’m personally most excited about: [11:15] Sharpening my tools… Read More

Programmable Video Adds Support for Safari 11, Improves Performance w/ H.264 Codec, and More

Today, we’re proud to announce a host of new Programmable Video features that will help you reach more users with an even better live video experience. Support for Safari 11 on iOS and macOS: Reach nearly any web user on any platform with live video within the web browser. Support for Safari on macOS was added in version 1.2.1 of twilio-video.js, and support for Safari on… Read More

How to Build Your Own Fax Machine with Tessel, JavaScript and Twilio

Adafruit Tessel fax machine

The death of fax has been greatly exaggerated! Twilio Programmable Fax allows you to work with faxes using the REST APIs that you are already familiar with as a developer. Instead of loading piles of paper sheets into a machine tray we can send and receive a fax in the cloud. But… what about those beautiful physical fax machines? Remember the buzzing noise, the blinking lights and… Read More