Getting Started with Python, Bottle and Twilio SMS / MMS

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Python applications can easily send and respond to text and picture messages using a web API. Outbound messages are sent through Twilio’s RESTful API, while inbound messages are received by your application when Twilio makes an HTTP POST request. We will walk through how to set up a Bottle web app to handle both SMS and MMS messages. Tools We Need You’ll need Python 2 or 3. Although, Python… Read More

Pokemon Faux: Create Fake Pokemon Go Screenshots with Python, Flask and Twilio MMS

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Pokemon Go is awesome and we all want to show off when we catch rare Pokemon. Let’s build a quick hack using Python and Twilio MMS that will allow you to trick your friends into thinking that you’ve encountered legendary Pokemon. You can continue reading to find out how to build this, or try it out now by texting an image and the name of a legendary Pokemon… Read More

TTAG Systems Brings Customers’ Ideas To Life With Twilio

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Great ideas shouldn’t die on the vine. When a company lacks the technical expertise to ship their idea, they can drop it — or call the experts. TTAG Systems specializes in bringing their customers’ communications ideas to fruition.   “We try to find solutions for our customers,” says TTAG Systems, Chief Innovation Officer, Armen Matosyan. “Typically our customers have heard about the technology they want to… Read More

Engineering The Simple Postcard

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Jason Strauss’ debugging took a week. His input was familiar — code. The output was uncharted analog territory – a postcard. Unlike your 500 error, a postcard takes a week to get back to you. Jason was debugging in week-long chunks. After a few weekends of work, discovering the perfect NLP library for him, and gluing together three APIs, The Simple Postcard was born. Send a… Read More

Promises, Promises: Oddly Studios Builds A Photobooth with NodeJS, RaspberryPis and Twilio MMS

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The team from Oddly Studios flew across Canada with 4 RaspberryPis, 4 big LCD screens, 4 iPads, and one Ubuntu PC in tow. This was all they needed to build and deploy a Twilio MMS powered photobooth. An automobile manufacturer in the Big Three wanted to use the photobooth alongside their feature attraction at Calgary Stampede, a rodeo expo show. Oddly Studio’s client built out a… Read More

Getting Started with OpenCV and Python: Featuring The Martian

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If you’re curious to find out how to launch yourself into outer space and land on Mars, you’ve come to the right place. With the help of an open source image processing library called OpenCV, along with Twilio MMS, Python, and Flask we are limited only by our imagination. And if you haven’t seen The Martian yet, seriously, what are you waiting for? The movie is… Read More

Introducing New Phone Numbers Management in the Twilio Account Portal

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Programmable phone numbers for SMS, MMS and Voice are at the core of Twilio’s platform. For a new customer, the first interactions in the Account Portal are often the purchase and configuration of a phone number, while advanced users rely on powerful phone number management, through the portal and the Phone Number Search API, to efficiently deploy large-scale applications. Today, we are excited to introduce several… Read More

How to Protect Your Android Phone From the Stagefright Bug

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Earlier this morning, a vulnerability was disclosed for Android phones performing a remote code execution over MMS. Dubbed “Stagefright“, the vulnerability exploits SMS/MMS clients by sending a malformed media file to the user which is automatically downloaded by the default client. If you’re using Google Hangouts as your default SMS client, here’s how to protect your device from Stagefright by disabling automatic downloading of media files sent… Read More