Twilio Notify is Generally Available

We’re really excited to announce that Twilio Notify is now generally available. Notify provides one API to make it easy to send bulk notifications to your customers over push, SMS, and Facebook Messenger. It also makes it easy to keep track of their notification preferences, allowing you to make sure they receive critical messages by reaching them on the channels they prefer. Beta Learnings Since making… Read More

Send Email programmatically with Gmail, Python, and Flask

We’ve all been there – you just need to send an email from your application. Maybe it’s password resets or a product notification. You’re probably reading this because you’ve hit that point. Whatever your use case, this post will walk through how to send an email in code using a plain ol’ Gmail account. I’ll also show you how to fix some common errors you’ll see… Read More

How to detect if a Chrome extension is installed

In other posts we have investigated how to capture screen output in Chrome and built a screen sharing video chat application. There was one feature missing though. The Chrome extension made screen capture possible, but didn’t test whether it  had been installed before the application tried to use it. In this post we are going to build a Chrome extension that can be detected from the front… Read More

Celebrating Women Who Drive #Tech4Good

Did you know that Twilio.org offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today.   To celebrate Women’s History Month and the awesome work of women in the Twilio community, we wanted to take a minute to recognize some of our personal heroes. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but a small cross section of amazing developers, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and all… Read More

Age UK fights loneliness among older people with a telephone befriending service

Did you know that Twilio.org offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today.   Nearly 1.2 million older people in the UK say they’re chronically lonely. Roughly 3.9 million say that TV is their main form of company. And some 200,000 haven’t had a conversation with a friend or family member in more than a month. London-based charity Age UK set out… Read More

Control an NEC Video Display Installation with Python

Python waterfall with NEC Displays

In this article you will learn how to control an NEC display via RS232 or UTP connection with the official nec-pd-sdk Python package from NEC. Reasons for controlling NEC displays programmatically vary from automatic turning them on and off, scheduling, monitoring, and more. I became interested in controlling NEC displays programmatically when I was building a virtual waterfall system and had issues with one of the displays. I needed… Read More

Tell Congress that Net Neutrality Matters to Innovators

Today is a Day of Action in support of an open internet and urging Congress to restore the net neutrality principles that were recently rolled back by the FCC. Twilio is proud to power the communications of non-profit organizations helping mobilize constituents on this important issue.  Here are two quick actions you can take: Call your members of Congress at Battle for the Net. Sign the petition at… Read More