Twilio Programmable Chat release with new features and pricing

Announcing new name, features, and pricing for chat product

Today we’re excited to announce a comprehensive update to our chat SDKs giving you even more control over the chat experience and cutting the time it takes to build full-featured chat into your mobile apps, SaaS products, and websites. Allow me to reintroduce myself We’ve found that IP Messaging wasn’t an intuitive product name for many of you. When you came looking for a Twilio chat… Read More

Writing a bot for Programmable Chat in Node.js

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It seems like bots are the new hot thing that every chat supports. They usually augment conversations or they can perform tasks for the user. We will add to an existing Programmable Chat chat a simple bot that will return us a GIF whenever we ask for it. Getting Your Initial Chat Up And Running We will be working off an existing chat application. Before we get started with… Read More

Add Chat to a Rails App with Twilio Programmable Chat

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There’s more to chat than sending messages back and forth. There’s chat history, typing indicators, read receipts and integrating with third party software. On top of all that, there’s making sure it all works across both web and mobile devices. Twilio Programmable Chat is a set of APIs and SDKs that provide everything you need to build cross-platform messaging. In this tutorial we’ll get started with Programmable Chat by adding simple chat… Read More

Getting started with Programmable Chat in Android

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Context is everything. There’s nothing more annoying than using a mobile application and being told you need to switch to a different application to communicate with other users or talk to technical support. This often happens when using an application that has a chat or contact-us button in it but clicking takes you elsewhere far away from the app. How many times have you had to… Read More

Supercharge your Progammable Chat with Hubot

Hubot is your company’s robot. That’s what it says on Hubot’s home page anyway. But what if Hubot could be more than that? What if Hubot could be your users’ robot, your customers’ robot or, why not, everybody’s robot? If this hasn’t made any sense, then you haven’t come across GitHub’s home grown, chat room dwelling, automation bot yet. Hubot is an open source chat bot that you… Read More

City Chat with Python, Django and Twilio Programmable Chat

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Looking for a new apartment in your city? Is it election day and you want to remind people to get out and vote? Want to poll residents for the best restaurant in their neighborhood? In this blog post, we’ll build a messaging application where messages are broadcast to recipients based on the city reported by their browser location. Having everyone in your city join together in… Read More

Hola Programmable Chat! Real time translated chat with ASP.NET, Microsoft Translator and Programmable Chat

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¿Hablas español? Qu’en est-il en Français? 中文?Ao idnu Tsis tuti tu’iyia rirzyia iw inams. Whatever your own language be it English, French, Mandarin or Sith, not being able to communicate with others because of a difference in language is a pain.  While we don’t yet have protocol droids able to instantly translate 6 million languages (we don’t even have 6 million languages) translation technology, especially translation of… Read More

Building your own Twitch Plays Pokemon with JavaScript, Twilio Programmable Chat and Socket.io

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In early 2014, a phenomenon called Twitch Plays Pokemon took over the Internet. It was a social experiment on Twitch.tv which allowed viewers to play Pokemon Red Version together using Twitch’s chat and it was awesome. We were all on the edge of our seat for several weeks as over 120,000 people around the world played together simultaneously to guide Red on his Pokemon quest. There is even still an… Read More