Introducing Twilio’s Next Generation Helper Libraries

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At Twilio, 77% of all requests to our REST API are made by a helper library user-agent. It’s the most common touch point between Twilio and you, the developer. That’s why we’re so excited to announce early access to the next generation of our Python and Ruby helper libraries. These next-gen libraries are built on a new API auto-generation tool, homegrown within Twilio, designed to make… Read More

How to Verify Phone numbers in Python with the Twilio Lookup API

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Twilio Lookup is a simple REST API with a ton of utility. You can use Lookup to check whether a number exists, format international numbers to local standards, determine whether a phone is a landline or can receive text messages, and even discover information about the carrier associated with that phone number. In this post, we’re going to learn how to deal with valid and invalid numbers… Read More

City Chat with Python, Django and Twilio IP Messaging

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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

Pound For Pound, Text for Text: FitMeal Tracks Your Calories via Twilio SMS

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The culmination of Georges Duverger’s quest to lose weight took place on Vice’s Snapchat feed. Georges gained weight the way many tech employees gain weight. He was working long, stressful hours and traditionally went for the easiest food option, which is rarely the healthiest option. After doing this for years, he decided he needed to find a way to lose weight using a tool he knew… Read More

Building A Twilio Endpoint Load Tester with Python, Go and A Developer’s Empathy

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Here are a few bits of advice: Test code in production. Skip the code reviews. Ship the app before load testing it. With these helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to certain doom in no time. Sai Yerram once had a brush with the perils of not load testing, and he’s built a Twilio load tester to help his fellow developers avoid the danger he… Read More

Sending Selfies Without Servers: How To Use Twilio MMS, Amazon Lamba, and Amazon’s API Gateway

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We’d be in a much different world if setting up backend servers was as easy as taking a selfie. In that world, you’d be watching your favorite band play as someone hoists their computer in the air, blocks the band, and configures the backend of their app. Of course, that world is fantasy. But, serverless MMS apps are a reality thanks to some slick work from… Read More

International Space Station Notifications with Python, Redis-Queue and Twilio Copilot

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International Space Station Notifications with Python, Redis-Queue and Twilio Copilot With the new Star Wars trailer coming out, I’ve been really excited about space lately. This could be pretty obvious based on what I wore during my API demo at BostonHacks last weekend. Twilio also had private screenings of The Martian for community members recently in several different cities. It’s not surprising that I think the International Space Station… Read More

Getting Started with OpenCV and Python: Featuring The Martian

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If you’re curious to find out how to launch yourself into outer space and land on Mars, you’ve come to the right place. With the help of an open source image processing library called OpenCV, along with Twilio MMS, Python, and Flask we are limited only by our imagination. And if you haven’t seen The Martian yet, seriously, what are you waiting for? The movie is… Read More

Warm Phone Call Transfers with Python, Flask and Twilio Voice

Warm Phone Call Transfers with Python, Flask and Twilio Voice

Have you ever had your call disconnect while you were on hold with customer service and waiting for a transfer from one department to another? You probably felt like this when the call dropped: A warm phone call transfer, where a caller is on the phone with an agent then the agent brings on another agent and introduces them to the customer, shouldn’t be so difficult…. Read More