Getting started with Web Components building a Video Chat widget

Component based UI libraries are a popular way of building modern applications. Angular and React are the heavyweights at the moment, but the humble browser and its native APIs are never far behind. Web Components were first introduced in 2011 and are the browsers’ attempt to bring componentisation to the web platform. There are a few libraries available for writing Web Components, most notably Google’s Polymer, but also X-Tag and Bosonic. To… Read More

SIGNAL Day 2 Recap: Ships, Superphones, and Space Travel

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The moments after SIGNAL feel like returning home from an interstellar orbit. For anyone who’s going to $bash, that feeling will be more pronounced after you launch a spaceship into orbit. On day 2, we saw into the future of mixed reality with Rony Abvotiz, were graced by a performance from Ryan Leslie (after he demoed his Superphone), and brought a Slack bot into the world… Read More

How to add push notifications to Android

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Having the right engagement strategy within a mobile app has never been more important since users expect your app to provide them with useful and timely information. With Notify, the new Twilio notifications API you can send your users real-time push notifications even when the app is not open. Let’s build an Android app that can receive and react to push notifications sent from the server…. Read More

Twilio Notify, one API that orchestrates messages over SMS, push & chat apps.

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Today, at SIGNAL we announced Twilio Notify, a single API that orchestrates messaging across multiple channels including SMS, push notifications, and Facebook Messenger. Notify is now available as a developer preview to a limited number of accounts. Learn more and request early access to be one of the first to use Notify. Staying connected to your customers Throughout the years, Twilio has seen the ins and… Read More

SIGNAL Day 1 Recap: One Million Developers, One Million Reasons To Celebrate

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Day 1 of SIGNAL was a celebration of the one million developers building on Twilio. We celebrated together the only way we know how – by getting everybody together, shipping some code, and announcing a suite of new dev tools. Here’s the rundown. Tune in for the live stream of day 2, tomorrow at 9:30 am PST / 12:30 pm EST /4:30pm GMT. Watch it here…. Read More

How to Add Phone Calling Bots to Slack with Python

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Slack is awesome for text and emoji-based conversations with colleagues. However, sometimes it’s far easier to quickly answer a question over the phone. While Slack is just starting to add voice calling between users, there is no way to patch someone in by their good old telephone number. Let’s add phone calls to Slack by creating a bot with Python, Twilio and the Slack Real Time… Read More

Getting Started with Twilio Programmable Wireless on the LinkIt ONE

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At SIGNAL we launched Twilio Programmable Wireless which allows you to add cellular data to your IoT projects using a Twilio SIM card. The LinkIt ONE dev board in the SIGNAL hackpack is a perfect place to try out these new capabilities. In the next 5 minutes you’ll learn how to use the cellular functionality of this device using your Twilio SIM card. What You’ll Need Before we get to… Read More

Supercharge your Twilio API calls with Add-ons

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Twilio Add-ons let you supercharge your Twilio API calls with features and capabilities offered by other communications API’s. Let’s add some Add-ons to our account and see how these mashups let us build better apps with fewer API calls. Activating your favorite Add-ons Find Add-ons to add to your account by heading over to the new Twilio Marketplace section of the Console. In this post we’ll look at two… Read More

Introducing The New Developer Experience From Twilio

We’re delighted to share the reimagined experience of developing on Twilio. A new end-to-end experience for prototyping, building and debugging Twilio apps, our aim with the new Twilio Console, Documentation and Debugger is to accelerate your speed with cutting Twilio code faster than ever before. After watching one million developers work with the Twilio platform, we’ve learned a lot about what information is important in a… Read More