How to Create a Task In Asana through Twilio SMS and Laravel
Having a task manager is very crucial for any company or team. It ensures that tasks are kept in one place with priority given to the most important tasks while also improving team collaboration. Asana is one of the best online task managers in the market due to its ease of use in managing teams, projects, and daily tasks online.
However, with our “on-the-go” lives, it’s possible for a situation to arise that requires us to create tasks without access to either the Asana web or mobile app. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to create tasks in Asana using Twilio SMS and Laravel when an internet connection isn’t available.
To complete this tutorial, you will need:
Set Up PHP Development Environment
If you don't have one already, you’ll need to install a ...
How to Create Twitter SMS Notifications Based on Tweets, Retweets, and Mentions
Twitter released it’s 2018 Q3 report in October 2018 and it was way better than financial experts had estimated. Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, in a statement following the report said:
“We’re achieving meaningful progress in our efforts to make Twitter a healthier and valuable everyday service.”
Twitter realized a 29% year-over-year increase in advertising revenue, meaning more businesses are taking to the service to market their products and services. If you have a business on Twitter, you could receive tweets frequently, some within seconds of each other. It is very important that you respond to them promptly in order to satisfy your customers. While it is great that Twitter sends out a notification whenever there’s an event on your account, it would be even better to receive a real-time SMS.
In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to send an SMS when an event ...
Send Task-Related SMS Notifications in Asana Using Twilio SMS, Automate.io and Laravel
Currently, the only way to get Asana project notifications is either by email or from within their app. With limited push notification support, your team members are likely to get overrun by email alerts sent and miss important project updates. Any developer or project manager knows that missed notifications can result in missed deadlines which turns into broken confidence of clients. Therefore, it is important to figure out alternative ways of sending out important notifications.
In this tutorial, we are going to discuss how to send SMS notifications to project members when an Asana task is created, completed or comment on.
- Twilio account
- Asana account
- Automate.io account
- Composer globally installed
- PHP development environment with Laravel
Set Up Laravel Project
If you don't have one already installed, you’ll need to install a fresh Laravel application. A guide on how to set up Laravel can be ...
Encoding Diversity: A New Sponsorship Tool
A little over a year ago my team lead looked at my first few months as a Developer Evangelist and decided that since I was already doing work for and with underrepresented developers, that we should try making that one of the communities I officially serve.
All through 2018 I ended up having the same conversations about inclusion, representation, and accessibility with event organizers again and again. Everything from venue accessibility, to Codes of Conduct issues, to representation - every organizer was starting from square one on at least some of the concerns most important to underrepresented developer communities.
Looking at the perpetual churn of community volunteers putting together events I realized this was an inevitable ongoing issue and needed an ongoing solution that could scale in a way my one on one conversations could not.
One of my favorite things to do with code is facilitate emotional labor, so inevitably ...
How to Create a Vue.js Group Chat App in PHP with Symfony
If you have an app or products where users need to communicate with one another, adding a real-time means of communication will greatly increase customer satisfaction, and as a result, makes your business more credible.
In this tutorial, I will walk you through how you can easily add chat to your Symfony and Vue.js application using the Twilio Programmable Chat API. We'll build a group chat where every user can converse in the same channel.
Here is a preview of what we’ll be building:
This tutorial uses the following:
- PHP version 7.1 or higher
- Symfony version 4.2
- Composer (You can get the latest version)
- Vue.js version 2.x
- Node.js version 8.9 or above
- Yarn version 1.7.0 or higher
To follow along with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of the PHP language. Knowledge of the Symfony framework is ...
How to Forward SMS to Your Telegram Account in PHP
When working, I prefer to have my messages delivered on the computer to minimize distractions. With the switch of a tab, I am able to read my messages and quickly resume my work. On WhatsApp and Telegram, this is possible via WhatsApp Web and Telegram Web respectively. If you have business or personal messages coming in throughout the day via Twilio SMS, and you’d prefer to read them on your computer, I have good news for you. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to receive Twilio SMS messages on Telegram.
For this tutorial, you will need a:
- PHP 7 development environment
- Global installation of Composer
- Global installation of ngrok
- Twilio Account
- Telegram Account
Setup our Development Environment
We need to start off by creating a project directory for our application. I have named mine Twilio-Telegram. Inside the directory let’s create two files:
- webhook ...
How to Validate a Phone Number in a Joomla Extension
In the article Add a Click To Call Button & SMS Chat to Your Joomla Site, I presented a ready-to-use extension, XT Twilio for Joomla to implement a simple communication channel on a website. The basic extension sends SMS messages (or supports a Click2Call workflow) between users and the sales area. In the second article of this series, How to Customize a Joomla Extension for SMS Chat, I presented a case to add the client name field to the extension and personalize the SMS messaging.
How to use Google Sheets as a Database for your PHP App
Twelve years ago, Google had, in my opinion, the ambitious idea of releasing a product that would be in direct competition with Excel. Google Sheets has since gained popularity over the years and become much more than just a spreadsheet. Being an online application, it’s a lot easier to integrate it with different online tools that you use. In this tutorial, we are going to test the flexibility of Sheets by fetching data from Order Desk’s API, updating a Google Sheet and sending a Twilio confirmation via SMS. We will use Order Desk to simulate an online store fulfillment system that backs up it's data into a Google Sheet.
For this tutorial, you will need:
- A PHP development environment
- A global installation of Composer
- A Twilio Account
- A Google Account
- An Order Desk Account
Setup our Development Environment
To start off, let’s create a ...
Create an Incoming Webhook to Forward SMS to Slack with Laravel
As a business entity, you will always get SMS from customers seeking support, giving you feedback, filing complaints or even sending compliments. Because notifications can become overwhelming, it helps to consolidate all the SMS in one central place for easier reference.
In this tutorial, we will automatically forward SMS sent to a Twilio number to a slack channel using a webhook implemented in Laravel.
Set Up a New Laravel Project
If you don't have one already set up, we’ll need to install a fresh Laravel application. A guide on how to set up Laravel can be found in the official Laravel documentation.
We also need to install the Twilio SDK for PHP in our project. In your terminal, navigate to the project directory and run the following command:
$ composer require twilio/sdk
Getting started with Slack Incoming ...
How to Customize a Joomla Extension for SMS Chat
In the article Add a Click To Call Button & SMS Chat to Your Joomla Site, I presented a ready-to-use extension, XT Twilio for Joomla to implement a simple communication channel on a website. The basic extension sends SMS messages (or supports a Click2Call workflow) between users and the sales area.
In this tutorial, I’m going to introduce how to solve a practical requirement of a real-world project; the need to add a first name field (and other fields) to the Contact by SMS module.
You will need a basic website configuration:
- Local installation of Joomla (preferably version 3.8 or superior). The full detail of CMS requirements can be found here.
- PHP 5.5 or superior. PHP 7.2 is highly recommended.
- MySQL 5.1 or superior. MySQL 5.5.3 + is recommended.
- A PHP development environment (only if you plan to develop your own extension).
- Optional: NodeJS ...