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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    Build a Wordle-like SMS game with Twilio Serverless Build a Wordle-like SMS game with Twilio Serverless

    I've recently become obsessed with Wordle, a word puzzle game created by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle for his word game-loving partner. As a homage to Josh, and just-for-fun, I created a version of the game that can be played via text message. Read on to learn how to build an SMS word game using the Dictionary API, Twilio Functions, the Twilio Serverless Toolkit, Twilio Assets, and cookies in Twilio Runtime, and play Twordle yourself by texting a 5-letter word or "?" to +12155156567, or here on WhatsApp.

    SMS conversation with the Twordle game phone number.

    Prerequisites

    1. A Twilio account - sign up for a free one here and receive an extra $10 if you upgrade through this link
    2. A Twilio phone number with SMS capabilities - co …
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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    Wordle Creator: Twilio Salutes You With An SMS-Based Tribute wordle creator, twordle about post header img

    Like many word nerds and puzzle lovers, I've recently become obsessed with Wordle, a word puzzle game created by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle for his word game-loving partner.

    wordle tweet about NYT feature

    New Yorker comic by Zoe Si

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    Here's the premise: each day, users have five guesses to guess a five-letter word. After each guess, tiles may change color to reflect how close your guess was to the day's goal word. A green box means the letter was correct and in the right spot, a yellow box means the letter is correct but is located in a different spot, and a gray box means the letter is not in the goal word at all.

    The game has exploded on social media, filling my feeds with the signature green and y …

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  • By Charlie Weems
    Create SMS QR Codes with Twilio SMS QR Code Blog Post (1).png
    • Interested in trying out our QR code generator? Click here!

    QR codes have been around for decades. In the 2010s they were the “next big thing” – until they weren’t. But QR codes have made a big comeback during COVID. Adoption has also been helped by built-in support on the iOS and Android camera apps. Gone are the days when you needed to install a QR code app.

    Most of us know QR codes as virtual tickets, or maybe the new way to get a link to a restaurant’s menu. But did you know that you can start an SMS conversation with a QR code? They’re a great way to seamlessly onboard customers into an SMS campaign, WhatsApp conversation, phone call, or email thread.

    If you’re coming to Twilio and want to know how QR codes can be used with communications, this post is for you! You’ll learn …

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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    Detect Objects in a Serverless Twilio Video App with TensorFlow.js header-tf-obj-det

    Object detection is a computer vision technique for locating instances of objects in media such as images or videos. This machine learning (ML) method can be applied to many areas of computer vision, like image retrieval, security, surveillance, automated vehicle systems and machine inspection. Read on to learn how to detect objects in a Twilio Programmable Video application using TensorFlow.js.

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    Setup

    To build a Twilio Programmable Video application, we will need:

    Download this GitHub repo and then create a file named .env in the top-level directory with the following contents, replacing the XXXXX placeholders with the values that apply …

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  • By Miguel Grinberg
    Deploy your Vue.js Application with the Twilio Serverless Toolkit Deploy your Vue.js Application with the Twilio Serverless Toolkit

    When you are ready to deploy your Vue.js application you are faced with the problem of selecting a hosting platform. For this there are lots of options, but many require you to set up and manage your own server or container.

    In this short tutorial I want to introduce you to the Twilio Runtime, a serverless hosting platform that when paired with the Twilio Serverless Toolkit makes deploying your front end application as easy as typing yarn deploy on your terminal.

    Requirements

    To work on this tutorial you will need the following items:

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  • By Luís Leão
    Como criar um chatbot sem servidor para WhatsApp com Python, Google Cloud Functions e Twilio Como criar um chatbot sem servidor para WhatsApp com Python, Google Cloud Functions e Twilio

    Um chatbot é um aplicativo de software usado para automatizar interações e conversas com pessoas por meio de plataformas de mensagens. Os usos comuns dos chatbots incluem roteamento de solicitações, atendimento ao cliente e coleta de informações.

    A arquitetura sem servidor (Serverless architecture) é um padrão de design em que os aplicativos são divididos em funções individuais que podem ser chamadas e dimensionadas separadamente. O objetivo é acabar com a complexidade do processo de criação e execução de aplicativos para desenvolvimento e implantação da infraestrutura necessária para sua execução.

    Neste tutorial, você vai aprender a criar um chatbot sem servidor do WhatsApp com API do WhatsApp da Twilio e as funções Python no Google Cloud. O chatbot aceita o nome de um país e mostra informações sobre ele. Os dados do país são obtidos da API pública REST Countries.

    Demonstração do projeto

    Requisitos do tutorial

    Para seguir este tutorial, é necessário ter …

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  • By Dominik Kundel
    Twilio Serverless Toolkitの最新メジャーバージョンをリリース Twilio Labs - Serverless Toolkit Release

    この記事はTwilio Developer AdvocateのDominik Kundelこちらで公開した記事(英語)を日本語化したものです。

    サーバーレスツールキットは、オープンソースCLIツールを集めたものです。Twilio FunctionsやTwilio Assetsを通じてローカル開発、展開、テンプレート、その他の機能を提供し、開発フローの改善を目的としています。今回、Twilioは2019年以来となるメジャーバージョンをリリースしました。このリリースには各種バグ修正、新機能、非互換の変更が含まれています。この記事では、今回のリリースでご利用いただける新機能と、非互換の変更について説明します。

    この記事の主な対象読者は、既存サーバーレスツールキットのユーザーです。サーバーレスツールキットについては設定ガイドをご覧ください。

    サーバーレスツールキットは、Twilio Labsのオープンソースプロジェクトです。Twilioの一般的なSLAの対象ではありません。サーバーレスツールキットには、Twilio CLIのサーバーレスプラグイン(@twilio-labs/plugin-serverless)と、スタンドアロンコマンドtwilio-runの両方が含まれています。不具合報告や機能要望については、GitHubリポジトリでissueを作成ください。

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  • By Luís Leão
    Crie um sistema de sobrecarga de ligações com Twilio Studio e Twilio Serverless Crie um sistema de sobrecarga de ligações com Twilio Studio e Twilio Serverless

    Atualmente, os sistemas de telefonia dos escritórios dos provedores de saúde estão sobrecarregados com chamadas devido à programação de agendamento de vacinas. À medida que a distribuição generalizada aumenta em todo o mundo, é importante que os sistemas de saúde prevejam esse aumento de volume. Neste artigo, você aprenderá a criar um sistema de Unidade de Resposta Audível (URA) baseado em nuvem com o Twilio Studio e o Twilio Serverless. Esse sistema gerencia as chamadas recebidas para que nenhuma chamada de paciente seja perdida, bem como armazena a solicitação do paciente em um banco de dados que pode ser usado por um profissional de saúde para análise e acompanhamento.

    Você pode estar se perguntando onde exatamente armazenaria a solicitação do paciente. Provavelmente, essa informação estará no EHR (Electronic Health Record, registro eletrônico de saúde) do paciente. De acordo com o cms.gov, um EHR é uma versão eletrônica do …

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  • By Matthew Gilliard
    Verarbeiten von Webhooks mit Java, Spring Cloud Function und Azure Functions Verarbeiten von Webhooks mit Java, Spring Cloud Function und Azure Functions


    Hallo und Danke fürs Lesen! Dieser Blogpost ist eine Übersetzung von Handling Webhooks with Java, Spring Cloud Function and Azure Functions. Während wir unsere Übersetzungsprozesse verbessern, würden wir uns über Dein Feedback an help@twilio.com freuen, solltest Du etwas bemerken, was falsch übersetzt wurde. Wir bedanken uns für hilfreiche Beiträge mit Twilio Swag :)

    Wenn du über die Twilio-API eine SMS oder eine WhatsApp-Nachricht senden möchtest, ist das dafür erforderliche Programmieren unkompliziert: Du rufst die API auf und die Nachricht wird gesendet. Beim Antworten auf eingehende Nachrichten sieht die Sache schon anders aus. Wenn die Nachricht eintrifft, muss Twilio wissen, wie sie verarbeitet werden soll. Wir verwenden dafür ein Verfahren namens Webhook. Du konfigurierst deine Twilio-Nummer mit einer URL, und die Plattform stellt eine Anfrage und liefert Details zur eingehenden Nachricht. Was als Nächstes passiert, richtet sich nach der Reaktion deiner Anwendung.

    Du brauchst also für deine Anwendung eine …

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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    Write to a Notion Database via SMS with Twilio Serverless header image

    Notion is an app that bills itself as "an all-in-one workspace where you can write, plan, collaborate and get organized", letting you take notes, add tasks, manage projects, and more. They recently released their API. Read on to see how to write to a Notion database using Twilio Programmable Messaging, the Twilio Serverless Toolkit, and Twilio Functions.

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    Prerequisites

    1. A Twilio account - sign up for a free one here and receive an extra $10 if you upgrade through this link.
    2. A Twilio phone number with SMS capabilities - configure one here.
    3. Node.js installed - download it here.
    4. Notion account - download the Mac or iOS app here and make an account (or you can just make an account at that link and use Notion in the browser).
    5. A personal phone number to test the project.

    Get Started with the Notion API

    Go to …

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