Navigate the Console Easily with a New Search Feature

Finding exactly what you’re looking for in the Console can sometimes be a bit tricky, so we’re constantly working to make it more intuitive. Today, we’ve added a new navigation search field to help you get to what you really want as quickly as possible. To activate navigation search: Click anywhere in the search field at the top of the Console, or use the keyboard shortcut… Read More

How To Set Environment Variables

There are some things we just shouldn’t share with our code. These are often configuration values that depend on the environment such as debugging flags or access tokens for APIs like Twilio. Environment variables are a good solution and they are easy to consume in most languages. Environment Variables???? Environment variables, as the name suggests, are variables in your system that describe your environment. The most well known… Read More

Getting started with Android Things

Android Things makes it way easier to build IoT applications using the Android Framework and the tools you already know. Let’s have a look at how to flash Android Things to a Raspberry Pi 3 and build our first application. Our tools We’ll use the following tools throughout the tutorial: Android Studio A Raspberry Pi 3 with no flashed image A micro SD memory card with at least… Read More

How to Send Daily SMS Reminders Using C#, Azure Functions and Twilio

Twilio + Azure = Reminders

Are you remembering to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions? Using C#, Azure Functions and Twilio we’ll build a service that delivers daily SMS reminders to help keep up with those new goals. Recipe Here’s a list of the things we’ll use in the creation of our reminder service: Free Twilio account – sign up for one here SMS enabled phone number – you can find the perfect… Read More

It’s About Trust: Twilio’s New Transparency Report

  The trust you place in Twilio for your vital communications is of paramount importance. The purpose of Twilio’s transparency report is to provide the visibility you deserve and expect from a cloud service. Twilio Transparency Report – Second Half of 2016 The objective of Twilio’s semi-annual transparency report is to inform you of the total volume of government requests for information received by Twilio, how… Read More

Curing the Post MAGFest Blues with Twilio, Ruby, Sinatra and SEGA music

MAGFest is a video game music festival with just about everything fun that you can imagine: a giant arcade, amazing video game cover bands, tons of nerdy merchandise and a fantastic community. Going back to normal life can be a bit of a bummer after partying with some best friends you only see a few times a year. Based on a suggestion from my pals at theshizz, I built a phone-based… Read More

Announcing ISO 27001 Certification

We’re excited to announce that Twilio has been awarded their ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted information security standards. It identifies requirements for a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS), and defines how organizations should manage and handle information in a secure manner, including appropriate security controls. In order to achieve the certification, Twilio’s compliance was validated… Read More

How to Install Java 8, Apache Maven and Google Web Toolkit on Windows 10

Java, Windows 10, GWT and Apache Maven

Do you want to get started developing Java web applications that use Google Web Toolkit (GWT)? This guide walks through how to install a Windows 10 development environment so you can start building your projects. Tools We’ll Need We’ll need to install and configure several tools for our development environment: Java 8 Java Development Kit (JDK) Apache Maven build and configuration tool Google Web Toolkit (GWT) web framework… Read More

Building an IVR with no code by using TaskRouter as a state machine

The other day, a customer showed me their Twilio-powered IVR. Specifically, the code that tracks a caller’s progress through the IVR. They built an IVR state machine that solved some of the common challenges many run into when building a complex, multi-stage IVR: They wanted a generic, re-usable solution to keep track of where each caller is within the overall IVR experience each time you get… Read More