Convert Fax-to-Email with Twilio Fax, Functions, TwiML Bins, and SparkPost

Fax to email Twilio shot

Today we’re going to use Twilio’s Fax API and SparkPost to receive an inbound fax and forward it as an outgoing email. We’ll use a phone number we purchase with Twilio and host our logic with the serverless Twilio Functions and TwiML Bins. Sign Up For – Or Sign Into – A Twilio Account You’ll be using a few Twilio products today to complete your quest: Twilio Programmable Fax… Read More

Open Sesame: Control a Garage Door with Twilio Studio, Sync and a WiFi Module

Communication between the worlds of humans and machines doesn’t need to be apocalyptically hard or prohibitively expensive. In this project, we are going to build a voice call operated garage door opener with an ESP8266 dev board and a relay. In order to stitch all the parts together, we will use our visual workflow builder Studio and Sync for IoT. We use Twilio Sync for IoT and Studio… Read More

Send SMS Messages from Your Rails 5 Application with Twilio

Coffee roast varietals for Ruby

In the burgeoning world of coffee, there are many varietals of coffee roasts from many regions of the world. Your boss has tasked you to create an application for them to Create, Read, Update, and Destroy (CRUD) different coffee roasts. They have also informed you that they want to be notified via SMS every time a new coffee roast is added to their website in order… Read More

How To: Build a 🎅 Bot with Twilio Studio

learn to build chatbot using twilio studio

Welcome to our mini-series on getting started with SMS chatbots! In this series, you’ll learn some of the basics of building a bot while working in a friendly, no code required, visual builder called Twilio Studio. Before we dive in, I think it’s useful to know who you’re learning from. My name is Donnie and I am NOT a Software Engineer. I don’t have a computer… Read More

How To: Build a New Year’s Resolution Bot with Twilio Studio

Resolution Bot Tutorial

Welcome to our second post in the mini-series on getting started with SMS chatbots! Today you’ll learn some of the basics of building a bot while working in a friendly, no code required, visual builder called Twilio Studio. Today’s tutorial shows how to build a New Year’s Resolution Bot that will help users commit to their New Year’s resolution and stay on track. To make a… Read More

Embedding Maps with Python & Plotly

Embed a Plotly visualization

Data Visualization is an art form. Whether it be a simple line graph or complex objects like wordclouds or sunbursts, there are countless tools across different programming languages and platforms. The field of geospatial analysis is no exception. In this tutorial we’ll build a map visualization of the United States Electoral College using Python’s plotly module and a Jupyter Notebook. Python Visualization Environment Setup This guide was… Read More

Beat the Rush on Exclusive Twitter Deals with Node.js and Twilio SMS

I just couldn’t get online fast enough. You may know the feeling: someone or some business you follow posts a sale on Twitter and by the time you get online, you have either missed the tweet or the sale has ended. You could enable SMS notifications and get every tweet texted to you in a timely fashion, but this really doesn’t help as you start to tune… Read More

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

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