Send Driving Directions Using Bing Maps and Twilio MMS

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Recently my parents bought themselves a shiny new laptop. They got it home, sat it on their desk and realized that the only display port on the laptop was HDMI. This unfortunately would not work with their external monitor which only had VGA and DVI ports. As the resident family IT guy they called me. I could have ordered the adapter, but I figured going local… Read More

Pick the Right Meal Using C#, ASP.NET and Nutritionix

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Proper nutrition is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I struggled at one point in my life with making the right food choices and over time the weight piled on. After learning a lot about nutrition, I feel like I have a good handle on making choices in the grocery store. This isn’t always easy though and it is really difficult when… Read More

Twilio Client for Xamarin – Part 1: Introduction

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Once upon a time, mobile application development required separate teams working on apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. There was very little code or skill sharing between these teams. You built an app for iOS in Objective-C then rebuilt the app for Android in Java and then potentially one more time for Windows Phone using C#. This siloed approach is very unproductive and expensive. Parts… Read More

Rewind: Build a Group Messaging Application with ASP.NET MVC

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Back in 2010 we wrote a post that detailed how to build a simple group messaging application with Twilio and ASP.NET MVC. Well a lot has changed in four years and we wanted to update that post, so in this post I’ll show you how you can use the latest versions of Twilio and ASP.NET MVC to build a simple group messaging application. I’ll show you… Read More

Design an Intelligent Mobile App Distribution Experience with ASP.NET and Twilio

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You spent hours building a beautiful mobile app for your customers.  You made the herculean effort to take the app across multiple mobile platforms.  “Build it and they will come” they said.  But now your app is getting lost amongst the ever growing sea of mobile apps. If you’ve reached this point it’s time to build a marketing plan for your app and Mobile App Distribution… Read More

Building Twilio Apps Using ASP.NET MVC 4 Web API

This is the second post in a two part series by Long Le, a .NET Enterprise Architect and Solutions Architect at Computer Sciences Corporation. You can read part one here. Long is an avid blogger and a serious Modern Warfare 3 Gamer. Make sure to follow his code and gaming conversations on Twitter @LeLong37, and check out his blog here. Twilio has some pretty good documentation… Read More

Two-Factor Authentication ASP.NET MVC 4 Registration with Twilio SMS

This is a guest post by Long Le, a .NET Enterprise Architect and Solutions Architect at Computer Sciences Corporation. Originally posted on Long’s personal blog found here, Long is an avid blogger and a serious Modern Warfare 3 Gamer. Make sure to follow his code and gaming conversations on Twitter @LeLong37. Some sites such as live.com, gmail.com will require a multi-step registration and/or forgot password workflows… Read More

How to Initiate Long Running Tasks in IVR Systems

When Twilio makes a request to your application, we expect it to return a response in no more than 15 seconds. But there are plenty of scenarios where your app might need a bit more time than that. Scenarios like running complex queries, or calls to external services can cause your app to miss the 15 second request timeout, which will result in an error. In… Read More

Twilio Queue: Building a Call Queue Metrics Dashboard

Whether you’re running a call center, just a small office, or have to deal with all of the incoming calls for an event one night, putting people on hold (aka call queuing) is important, but often a difficult technical process. Twilio’s newest verb Queue simplifies this problem by providing a set of features that let you easily enqueue and dequeue callers, provide custom wait experiences and… Read More