How to Build Chat into Django Applications with Twilio Programmable Chat

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Looking to build a realtime chat app? Building this from scratch requires thinking about lots of concerns at once. How should you model your users? What about different channels and different access levels? How about showing which users are online and when they start typing a message? There’s these questions and a lot more to answer when building a quality chat app. That’s where Twilio Programmable Chat comes… Read More

Building a Django Twilio Programmable Chat Application

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As a developer, I’ve always wanted to include chat capabilities in the applications I’ve created.  Coding applications is fun but I’ve been stumped by the idea of creating the complex infrastructure needed to support real-time chat.  Fortunately, I found that Twilio makes it easy to include chat capabilities in just about any application. In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a chat application using Python and the Django… Read More

Add Twilio Programmable Chat to a Java Struts 2 Web App

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The need for real-time chat can’t be overemphasized. Real-time communication with your users increases customer satisfaction, and as a result, makes your business more credible. In this article, I’ll walk you through setting up a Java Struts 2 application. Then we’ll add real-time chat to the application by leveraging Twilio Programmable Chat. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have built an application similar to this:… Read More

Implementing Chat in JavaScript, Node.js and React Apps

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If you’re building a chat user interface using JavaScript React, how do you integrate the rest of the backend functionality into your application? In this article, we’ll start by cloning a Git repository with the completed chat interface, then implement Programmable Chat and test sending and receiving messages between multiple users. Getting Started We’re going to start with a simple React application that has just a few… Read More

Building Chat Interfaces Using JavaScript and React

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If you’re integrating a service like Twilio’s Programmable Chat into your website, you’re going to need an interface for users to interact with. Let’s use React and a suite of modern development tools to create an application for submitting and displaying chat messages. Designing Our Interface Before we begin building our chat interface, we should have an idea of what we want to create. Our chat application will… Read More

How to Add Live Support Chat to Your Web Application with JavaScript

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Do you need live customer support chat in your web application but don’t know how to go about building it? You’ve landed in the right place. Twilio Programmable Chat can help you create the support functionality that you envision for your business. Let’s walk step-by-step through quickly coding a multi-party chat application. Demo App and Code You can create your own version of the project to… Read More

Coming Soon – Twilio Frame, UI Components for in-app Chat, Voice, & Video

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UI components and tools for JS, iOS, and Android. Integrated with Programmable Chat, Video, and Voice SDKs. Coming soon to a Twilio SDK near you. Today at SIGNAL, we announced Twilio Frame, a set of UI components and tools for embedding chat, voice and video in your web and mobile apps. Twilio Frame provides you with the tools to quickly build a rich, branded visual experience… Read More

Twilio Programmable Chat release with new features and pricing

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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