TxDOT Cuts Down the Commute with Traffic Updates via Programmable SMS and Notify

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Twilio.org can help with API credit and discounted pricing. Can a text message create a safer, shorter commute? Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) think so, and they’re proving it to thousands of Texas drivers each day through a support contract with TxDOT to bring innovation and best practices to… Read More

Protect your npm account with 2FA and Authy

“There has never been a major security incident caused by leaked npm credentials, but our security work is never finished.” This wasn’t the headline that npm lead with when they announced their support for two factor authentication recently, but it was a line that stuck out to me. It is fantastic to see that these critical parts of the infrastructure of web development are taking security seriously…. Read More

GDPR: Data Subjects, Controllers and Processors, Oh My!

Are you a Data Subject? Controller or Processor?

Welcome to Part 3 of our series discussing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With this post, we’re going to dig into some key concepts in the legislation. (If you’re asking yourself, “What is this GDPR thing?” It’s a major piece of legislation coming out of the European Union (EU) which regulates the processing of personal data and it could significantly impact your business regardless of… Read More

International Shipping for Programmable Wireless SIMs

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International shipping of SIMs now available. Single Programmable SIM connects your devices in over 100+ countries. Ordering SIMs simplified through Console. Today, we’re excited to announce international shipping for Programmable Wireless SIMs—offering cellular connectivity for your SIM-connected devices around the globe. International shipping, together with international data connectivity, means that global connectivity from a single SIM is now available in 100+ countries. Now you can use… Read More

Blink an ESP8266 LED in Real-Time using Twilio’s Sync for IoT

The Internet of Things and Twilio: An Amazing Match

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got an entire desk drawer full of hardware dev boards and sensors waiting patiently for a project. (Okay, fine, a garage storage rack.) That’s why I was so excited when we announced we’re bringing Twilio’s Sync to IoT devices. Sync is Twilio’s real-time state synchronization product, allowing you to persist, update, and check variable state from anywhere the internet is… Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Secure HTML Forms

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Web authentication is a terribly fascinating subject. The landscape is constantly changing as web technologies progress. If you’re a new programmer, trying to learn the safest way to log a user into your website can be a daunting prospect because there’s just so much to learn. Over the course of this four-part series, I’ll be walking you through everything you ever wanted to know about web… Read More

Travis CI SMS Notifications with Twilio Functions

Travis CI plus Twilio Functions.

Continuous integration (CI) is a software development practice that has exploded in popularity. CI allows developers to push code more rapidly by automating the building, testing, and deployment processes (read more about it here). Travis CI is a widely used CI tool. It syncs with your GitHub account and can perform many different actions when code is pushed to your repositories such as build files, run tests,… Read More

How to Build SMS Notification Applications with JavaScript and the Serverless Framework

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Who loves dogs? I do! So much that I wanted to build a spam-resistent text notification website using the Serverless Framework on AWS, Twilio, Google Recaptcha, and Node.js (just so I could make you look at my puppy photos). Building this project should be free or only cost a few pennies.  When you’re ready, let’s walkthrough how to build your own Serverless application and integrate it… Read More

Building a TodoMVC with Twilio Sync and JavaScript

Sharing information between different devices in real-time is difficult but with Twilio Sync it’s just a matter of a few lines of code. To see how Sync works let’s create our own version of the TodoMVC application using Twilio Sync to store our data and share it across multiple devices. We’ll base our version on a copy of the Vanilla JS version of TodoMVC and alter the storage… Read More