12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 7: Spread Christmas Cheer With littleBits, Laravel and Twilio

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My mom’s favorite Christmas song is “I’ll be home for Christmas” which means I’m in major trouble since I won’t be making the trip to KC to visit her this year. I imagine many of you, like me, may not be able to spend the holidays with your families. I wanted to build a hack that helps people feel connected to the ones they love no… Read More

How to Build a Digital Decoder Ring Using PHP, FilePreviews.io and Twilio MMS

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Over the past few months I’ve been rewatching one of my favorite TV shows, Alias, on Netflix. For those of you who haven’t experienced this television classic, Alias follows CIA agent Sydney Bristow as she travels around the world solving mysteries and beating up bad guys. If you are like me you’ve probably always wanted to tap into your inner Sydney Bristow and become a kick-ass… Read More

How to Build an MMS Ticketing System Using PHP, Laravel and Twilio

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Have you ever arrived at a movie, flight or concert and realized you’ve forgotten your paper ticket? Imagine how much worse it would be if you showed up at Willy Wonka’s front door, but forgot your golden ticket! To prevent an epic disaster such as this,  we’re going to build an app that delivers Willy Wonka’s golden ticket directly to your phone using MMS. All the… Read More

Getting Started with Twilio and the Laravel framework for PHP

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One of the things I’m grateful for in my work so far is having the chance to write meaningful code in many different programming languages. Most recently this has been JavaScript (node/browser), Objective-C, and Ruby, but I cut my teeth as a Java/JEE developer, developed huge Adobe Flex apps in ActionScript 3, and have been asked to contribute code (for good or ill) in C#, Python,… Read More

Build Your Own Agent SMS Chat Using Twilio Toll-free Numbers

Learn more about Twilio Toll Free SMS here and get started with your new numbers here. Most businesses own a Toll-free number to offer customer service and support. But, wouldn’t it be more engaging if contact centers had the  ability to interact with customers via a new channel – texting – to  allow calling and texting to the same Toll-free number? In this tutorial I’ll show… Read More

Call My Nana: Danielle Leong Sets Up Life Saving Voice Reminders For Her Grandma With Twilio

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The following post was written by Danielle Leong Front End Web Developer at Twilio, and wonderful grand-daughter to her dear Grandmother. My grandmother is 92 years old. She has 6 children and 11 grandchildren (not counting the furry, four-legged ones). She was on the first women’s basketball team in San Francisco, served on the city’s Grand Jury, and was an avid swing dancer. She’s still fiercely… Read More

Roger Stringer Shows You How To Live Blog With Twilio SMS And Simperium

When you’re at a conference it’s easy to get inspired but hard to find the time to share your thoughts then and there. Going from talk, to demo, to meetup, carving out time to blog and share your thoughts might not be an option. Roger Stringer (pictured right), independent developer, Twilio DOer, and author of the Twilio Cookbook built a hack that lets you post photo… Read More