When you want to learn about the real time web there are few better people to impart such knowledge than the creator of socket.io, Guillermo Rauch. Socket.io is my go to WebSockets library for Node.js (I particularly enjoyed using it to help set up a WebRTC connection) so hearing from him last year at SIGNAL 2015 was particularly exciting. I really like the way Guillermo frames the… Read More
This is the second in a multi-part series of blog posts on building a real-time SMS voting application using Node.js. In part one, we created the Node.js application, set-up the CouchDB database and captured incoming votes over SMS with Twilio. In this blog post, we will create a chart that displays the status of the voting and update that chart in real-time using Socket.io. Now that… Read More
When Derek tweeted yesterday that his iPhone development company Held had created a video demonstrating their implementation of Twilio in their alternate reality game, The Kingdom, our whole team was excited and impressed!