On-demand pcaps – Greater Visibility into Elastic SIP Trunking

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Today we are excited to begin exposing packet captures (pcaps) from the edge of the Twilio network. These pcaps help you to configure & troubleshoot Elastic SIP Trunks. This latest tool is available today in your account portal for all SIP Trunking calls. We will automatically generate these pcaps of the signaling for all trunking calls and keep them available for you for 48 hours. Greater… Read More

EMC Uses Twilio SMS For IT Alerts, VM Monitoring and Builds An Internal API

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What if someone gave you back all the time you’ve spent writing unnecessary emails? How much time would you get back? How much would you get done in that time? EMC asking themselves these questions after sending 1.2 million IT alert emails to their 68,000 employees in one month. The project’s success has lead them to develop the same monitoring service for their own 14,000 virtual… Read More

City Chat with Python, Django and Twilio IP Messaging

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Looking for a new apartment in your city? Is it election day and you want to remind people to get out and vote? Want to poll residents for the best restaurant in their neighborhood? In this blog post, we’ll build a messaging application where messages are broadcast to recipients based on the city reported by their browser location. Having everyone in your city join together in… Read More

Twitch Week: Tune Into Programming Tutorials with the Twilio Crew

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It’s okay. The League of Legends stream still be there tomorrow. You can tune into a different channel on Twitch for a little while and join the Twilio crew for a non-stop week of Twitch goodness. We’ll be running through a heap of tutorials showing you how to build with Twilio using the frameworks, languages and APIs you already know and love. You’ll also get a… Read More

Hola IP Messaging! Real time translated chat with ASP.NET, Microsoft Translator and IP Messaging

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¿Hablas español? Qu’en est-il en Français? 中文?Ao idnu Tsis tuti tu’iyia rirzyia iw inams. Whatever your own language be it English, French, Mandarin or Sith, not being able to communicate with others because of a difference in language is a pain.  While we don’t yet have protocol droids able to instantly translate 6 million languages (we don’t even have 6 million languages) translation technology, especially translation of… Read More

Designing Chat Applications for iOS Using Swift

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One of my favorite mobile applications on iOS is Slack. So many of my daily conversations happen inside of this well-designed chat application. They get so many of the little details right such as the ability to swipe down or tap to dismiss the keyboard. There’s a level of polish in the application that is missing in many apps. So, when I started building things with… Read More

Building your own Twitch Plays Pokemon with JavaScript, Twilio IP Messaging and Socket.io

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In early 2014, a phenomenon called Twitch Plays Pokemon took over the Internet. It was a social experiment on Twitch.tv which allowed viewers to play Pokemon Red Version together using Twitch’s chat and it was awesome. We were all on the edge of our seat for several weeks as over 120,000 people around the world played together simultaneously to guide Red on his Pokemon quest. There is even still an… Read More

IP Messaging Public Beta Now Available

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Today, we are happy to announce that Twilio IP Messaging is now available for everyone as a public beta. With Twilio SDKs, you can embed rich chat experiences right into your mobile and web apps. All the advanced features that users expect are already there, so you aren’t stuck writing custom code to handle things like typing indicators and data synchronization across devices. Best of all,… Read More

ASCII Art Via Text: Jonah Kirangi Creates A New Avenue For An Old Medium

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There’s nothing like a bum printer to inspire artistic creation. Kenneth Knowlton’s brain is flexible in a way that printers were not. He pioneered ASCII art at Bell Labs in 1966, using ASCII characters to print large scale graphics that were otherwise outside the printer’s reach in terms of graphic detail. In the near 50 years later after Knowlton printed his first iconic ASCII artwork, there… Read More