There I was, in a desolate cabin with nothing except my maladaptive daydreams, 2G coverage, and ingredients for the only dish I had ever managed to write down splayed out on the countertops. There was just one problem. After desperately rummaging through the rental’s kitchen cabinets, I found only a single tablespoon hanging lonesomely on an otherwise empty ring.
The proportions of ingredients were important in this dish, but I hadn’t actually sat down and memorized all the conversion rates before. Without internet service, not even Google could save me, but I did my best to eyeball it and make due.
It turned out terrible, and I vowed to never be in such a predicament again.
You can use the Twilio Programmable Messaging to send contact information in vCard format via MMS. If you have a business with many users and you must send contact information, you should consider sending it over MMS. You can also send vCards via WhatsApp, but using MMS will allow you to reach anyone even if they don't use WhatsApp. In this post, you will see how to generate and send vCards over MMS programmatically using C# .NET.
You will need the following for your development environment:
- a .NET IDE (Visual Studio, VS Code with C# plugin, JetBrains Rider, or any editor of your choice)
- .NET 6 SDK (earlier and newer versions should work too)
- A Twilio account (try out Twilio for free)
- ngrok CLI
What is vCard?
Are you looking for your next travel destination, but can't decide on where to travel to? For National Anti-Boredom Month, consider building this travel recommendation bot to make the decision for you.
In this tutorial, you will use Twilio's Programmable Messaging API, Python, Flask, and Airtable to build a travel recommendation bot. After messaging the bot, the bot will reply with an image and location of your next travel destination.
To continue with this tutorial, you will need:
- Python 3.6 or higher installed on your machine.
- A Twilio account. If you haven’t yet, sign up for a free Twilio trial.
- A Twilio phone number. After having an account, you will need to obtain a Twilio phone number. Learn how to search for and buy a Twilio phone number here.
- An Airtable account.
- ngrok installed on your machine. ngrok is a useful tool for connecting your …
In today’s digital-first world, it’s no surprise that relationships are built both offline and online. However, when it comes to donor engagement, it’s historically been hard to empower teams to engage donors across channels like messaging and voice while maintaining staff and donor privacy. It's been harder still to achieve this while tracking the progress of these engagements in your system of record, like a CRM.
That’s where Twilio Frontline comes in – a programmable, mobile-first application that is used to securely build personalized donor relationships over preferred channels such as SMS, WhatsApp, and voice. And, with integrations into data systems like Salesforce, teams can easily access all the context they need and track engagements efficiently.
In this blog post, we are going to specifically cover how Twilio Frontline can be most effectively used for donor engagement. We’ll walk through how to set up Twilio Frontline, integrate it with Salesforce, …
In certain instances, businesses need to send longer text messages to communicate effectively. Perhaps it’s a doctor’s office sending post-appointment care notes or a retailer sending a promotion that includes emojis. But the increased character counts in such messages can cause them to be sent across several text messages (segments) which may diminish the recipient's experience and increase costs.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that MMS for Long Text Messages is now generally available!
This feature allows Twilio customers to deliver those longer messages to their recipients via a single MMS message instead of it being broken up into smaller SMS segments. MMS for Long Text Messages is available at no additional cost as part of our Messaging Services features. It is available in the US and Canada and can be used with Short Code, Toll-Free, and A2P 10DLC sender types.
This is another step in …
Whether you’re in a pickle and need to reach someone quickly or you’re trying to connect with a customer through their preferred channel, sending an email to text (or a text to email) is sometimes the best solution.
In this post, we’ll show you how to do both in just a few minutes. Plus, we offer an alternative that uses application programming interfaces (APIs) to scale your 2-way email to text communications.
How to send an email to text
If you’ve ever found yourself in an airport with no cell phone service but with free Wi-Fi, you can imagine how useful it is to send an SMS via email.
While it’s not common for businesses to use SMS gateways to send text messages via email, this option can come in handy in a pinch. For example, you can send emergency alerts from your email directly to recipients’ phones to ensure …
Businesses thrive when consistently interacting with customers and clients, but not all of the exchanges are via email. Some occur on external platforms, while others are on mobile SMS or MMS. There are numerous inbound and outbound inquiries, responses, and other types of messages that flood inboxes every day, making it easy for anyone to accidentally delete an important text message. Learn how to restore deleted text messages on an iPhone or Android.
Data loss can severely hinder operation and communication between businesses and consumers. It’s important to be prepared for the worst so that when it does happen, your business doesn’t incur costs or lose time—and will be able to facilitate stress-free, secure conversations.
The following are some useful tips on how to recover deleted text messages.
How to restore deleted text messages on iPhone
Most current iPhone models back up SMS messages on iCloud, Apple’s storage and computing …
Entender la capacidad de entrega de los mensajes es fundamental para el éxito de una estrategia de interacción con el cliente. La falta de transparencia y control provoca mensajes no entregados, consumidores frustrados e intentos de resolución de problemas que consumen mucho tiempo. Muchas veces, las empresas dedican una valiosa cantidad de tiempo de ingeniería a la creación de paneles de control personalizados, solo para poder entender el uso y la salud en la entrega de los mensajes.
Hoy, nos complace presentar Messaging Insights, que proporciona análisis en tiempo real dentro de la consola de Twilio. Sin costo alguno, ni implementando código adicional, ahora nuestros clientes pueden monitorear la entrega de sus mensajes, solucionar problemas rápidamente y optimizar la eficacia en todos los canales. Messaging Insights incluye 4 informes para proporcionar una descripción general de alto nivel, solucionar problemas de entrega y errores, analizar las respuestas y optimizar las …
This blog post contains spoilers announced at SIGNAL, Twilio’s Developer and Customer conference. Watch the session which occured SIGNAL TV on Thursday October 21st, 10:00 PM Pacific or continue reading to hear what developer tools and features were announced.
Yesterday, we announced Twilio MessagingX, one platform for the next decade of business messaging. We also shipped a ton of new features to power messaging in a trusted ecosystem with more ways to reach consumers than ever. Here’s the rundown of the biggest ships to help you reach more consumers with messaging.
Engagement in a trusted ecosystem
From the very beginning, our goal was to deal with the complexity of the carrier and telecommunications ecosystem head-on so that developers could do what they do best – innovate. There is no bigger shift in the US carrier ecosystem than the shift to the US A2P 10DLC routes – and we approached …
WhatsApp es una de las aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea más populares que se utilizan en todo el mundo. Tiene más de 450 millones de usuarios activos cada día, con un usuario promedio que revisa WhatsApp 23 veces al día. Las empresas modernas que han sostenido las herramientas de marketing en línea para llegar a sus clientes han registrado un enorme crecimiento en sus ventas y han aumentado su base de clientes. En este tutorial, voy a mostrarle cómo enviar mensajes de WhatsApp con archivos adjuntos de imagen mediante PHP.
Asegúrese de tener los siguientes elementos instalados en su entorno de desarrollo local.
En su terminal de preferencia, ejecute los siguientes comandos:
$ mkdir demo $ cd demo $ touch twilioWhatsAppMessaging.php .env $ composer require twilio/sdk vlucas/phpdotenv
Los comandos …