Build a Serverless Remote-Controlled Lego Robot with Twilio Sync and Runtime

The world of Internet connected devices is exploding and there are billions of things already online. Today we’ll skip the smart thermostats and fridges and move straight to programmable droids. Building Your Droid We use Twilio Sync for IoT in this project, which is currently in Developer Preview. Sign up for the preview, and the team will get you on-boarded. To keep this project entertaining, repurposable, and extensible,… Read More

Going Serverless with Twilio and .NET

Ahh the holidays are here. Christmas time makes me think of classic songs like Happy Holidays, Silver Bells, or It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could crowdsource the music selection at holiday gatherings? This sounds like the perfect candidate for a serverless application powered by Twilio & Spotify. In this post, we will walk through creating an Azure… Read More

Introducing Global Low Latency for Group Rooms and Media Region Selection

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Reduce media latency among participants to improve video quality. Region-based pricing and new REST resources to define location. New REST API to exert greater control of your Room Participants. Today, we are excited to announce new capabilities to Programmable Video that will help you reduce media latency and offer you more control over your real-time video experiences. Global Low Latency Media Routing: Starting today, you can… Read More

Agricultural Monitoring with Twilio Programmable Wireless and Helium

The Internet of Things certainly has potential – and for some applications it’s even currently performing. Smart farming is one of those fields (pun intended), where always-connected sensors can do better at crop monitoring than any human ever could. Watching moisture levels and other soil metrics is a perfect assignment for low-powered microcontrollers scattered throughout amber waves of grain. Building a Smart Farm with Arduino, Twilio and… Read More

Twilio on the FCC Vote to Dismantle Net Neutrality Protections

The fight is far from over. Congress needs to hear from innovators and consumers. Twilio is disappointed in the 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission to rollback the Open Internet Order, which gave internet-based companies the kind of clear, transparent protections needed to innovate and compete free of indiscriminate practices by internet service providers. Congress should now step in to instruct the FCC to establish clear… Read More

How To: Set Up SMS Broadcasts in Five Minutes

Do you work for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Sign up with Twilio.org for free API credits and discount pricing to increase your impact through effective communication. SMS messages are opened 98% of the time within minutes of being received. When you need to reach your constituents quickly and consistently, there’s no better medium than SMS. Imagine having a magic phone number your organization’s members, volunteers, or… Read More

Redfin: Redefining the real estate experience

I popped into Redfin’s HQ in Seattle last week, partly because I wanted to snap a few photos to highlight their developers on our website. But mostly to feed my curiosity on a development team that just keeps churning out new innovative ways to engage customers. I walked away with a real appreciation of their approach using small development teams to continuously improve the Redfin customer… Read More

Making Sentiment Analysis Easy With Scikit-Learn

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Sentiment analysis uses computational tools to determine the emotional tone behind words. Python has a bunch of handy libraries for statistics and machine learning so in this post we’ll use Scikit-learn to learn how to add sentiment analysis to our applications. Sentiment Analysis isn’t a new concept. There are thousands of labeled datasets out there, labels varying from simple positive and negative to more complex systems… Read More

Automated SMS Notifications with AWS Lambda, JavaScript and Twilio SMS

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In this tutorial we will create a small serverless application that will allow us to receive the latest currency exchange rate from GBP to EUR in our phone through SMS. This experiment will give you some time to learn AWS Lambda, Twilio SMS API and Fixer.io API (an open API for currency exchanges). We will use JavaScript with Node.js as our language and framework of choice. I don’t… Read More