Building an automated assistant with .NET MVC6, Entity Framework and Twilio on a Mac

Building an automated assistant with .NET MVC6, Entity Framework and Twilio on a Mac

A few months back I showed you how I used Twilio to build my own personal assistant that would keep tabs with my Google Calendar and call into all my meetings for me. Ever since I started using it I have managed to not only keep up with all my conference calls but also spend more time remembering about the other things I can’t automate… yet. I… Read More

Getting started with ASP.NET 5 and Visual Studio Code on a Mac

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During Build 2015 Microsoft announced a bunch of new tools aimed at helping developers build cross platform applications. Amongst the announcements, they let us know that ASP.NET was now available and ready to run on Mac and Linux natively. Up until this point there has been a few different ways to get .NET applications running on Unix systems but none of them were truly native or supported… Read More

Making and Receiving Phone Calls with .Net MVC

I usually get people at hackathons asking me about how to get started with the Twilio .Net Helper Library. My default answer is to always point people to the excellent series of blog posts showing how to use the library written by my colleague Devin. The thing about hackathons though is that sometimes people just want to get on with things and finish an implementation as soon as they can. This can… Read More

Share Your Pride With Twilio MMS and


Last week, the Supreme Court gave us a fantastic reason to celebrate, legalizing gay marriage in the U.S. At Twilio HQ, we celebrated alongside our friends and co-workers, in spirit with hundreds of thousands of men and women across the country and abroad. Twitter put out a super easy way to add the signature rainbow heart to your tweet with the hashtag #LoveWins. Facebook offered an… Read More

Passwordless SMS Authentication Using Xamarin


Let’s face it: passwords are a liability. If a password is easy enough to remember it’s probably not secure. This leads to using applications such as 1Password to manage very secure passwords for us. It’s not an ideal situation but it works. It works right up until major websites get their databases hacked. Chances are someone has seen one of your beloved passwords before. Take a… Read More

Build an SMS queueing system using Azure and 100 lines of code


At Twilio we love to help out events by partnering with them to build apps that let the organizers and attendees communicate better. This year, for Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC) we partnered with organizer Peter Kellner to build an SMS-powered session change notification system that would alert attendees to sessions that had to be canceled or moved to a different room. The SVCC regularly draws… Read More

Bargain Hunter: Catch That Amazon Deal with Twilio


I love a bargain! And who doesn’t? Every time I buy anything online I find myself looking out for vouchers, promo-codes, or even cheaper prices on other sites. Nine times out of ten I end up buying what I want from Amazon for convenience and it’s normally cheaper anyway. But buying from Amazon and not trying to get the best deals out there seems a bit… Read More

Twilio Client for Xamarin – Part 3: Android


In Part Two of this series we showed how it was possible to create a gigantic phone out of an iPad using Xamarin.iOS and Twilio Client. Almost immediately we got a lot of ‘we were here first’ complaints from Android developers. Can’t we all just get along? Since we don’t play favorites around here, this post will show you how to turn an Android tablet into… Read More

Twilio Client for Xamarin – Part 2: iOS


In Part 1 of this series, we introduced the Twilio Client for Xamarin and showed how easy it is to add it to your Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android projects. Now that you know how to install the component, let’s build something with it. It seems like everyone these days is walking around with big phones. With Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iOS… Read More