Build SMS Notifications With AngularJS, Firebase, and Twilio

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Christoffer Klemming started out programming pacemakers and ended up a Google PMM. Back home in Stockholm, Christoffer was focused on writing code. When he crossed the pond to work at Google, code took a backseat. But, he still used his programming mindset in a less code-intensive job. “Programming is really a mindset in how to break down big problems into smaller chunks that each can be… Read More

Async/Await: The Hero JavaScript Deserved


Writing asynchronous code is hard. When it comes to JavaScript we rely heavily on callback functions to accomplish asynchronous tasks which can be unintuitive. This cognitive overhead creates a barrier to entry for newcomers to programming and the language and even causes frequent heartburn for those of us who have been using the language a while. In this post we’ll examine how a proposal for ECMAScript 2016 (ES7)… Read More

Circly Fights Cancer With Community: Building A Support System With Twilio


If cancer were a person, I’d punch it in the face. But, it turns out that’s neither a viable method of treatment, or a fight that has any chance of actually taking place.   One thing that does help people struggling with cancer is emotional support from friends and family. A simple text or call goes a long way. A friendly reminder to perform self-checks for cancer,… Read More

Introducing New Phone Numbers Management in the Twilio Account Portal


Programmable phone numbers for SMS, MMS and Voice are at the core of Twilio’s platform. For a new customer, the first interactions in the Account Portal are often the purchase and configuration of a phone number, while advanced users rely on powerful phone number management, through the portal and the Phone Number Search API, to efficiently deploy large-scale applications. Today, we are excited to introduce several… Read More

Building Repliable SMS For Coaches And Athletes: CoachUp Scales With Twilio (and Stephen Curry)


Steph Curry is a champion, and MVP. Here in the Bay Area, he’s more like a demi-god. In a 2009 draft report, a scout lambasted Steph’s abilities saying that he would never lead a team at the highest level. Then, in 2015, Steph led The Golden State Warriors to world championship. The difference maker for Steph, aside from ignoring critics, was coaching. One on one coaching… Read More

Common SMS Problems and How to Solve Them, Part 2 (Unicode)


Earlier this month we walked you through a common SMS delivery challenge that occurs when sending long messages, and how a developer can address it successfully.  In this post, we’ll show you how the many different languages and characters that can be sent in an SMS can also cause complications – and that it’s not necessarily easy to send them all. [Read Common SMS Problems +… Read More

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Through Music: Building Beats Empowers Kids


When I was in college, I traded music theory lessons with my roommate in exchange for coding lessons. He was majoring in Computer Science, busy writing and defending mathematical proofs. I was studying Music, busy writing and defending compositions written under the constraint of olden counterpoint species. We saw the two disciplines as similarly centered around learning a language through tremendous practice and then making it… Read More

Control Your Messaging Costs by Setting a Maximum Price


When customers expand internationally, we often hear the question “How do I avoid routes that may be much more expensive than the ones I’ve used in the past?” The reality is that not all messages cost the same amount to send, and sometimes businesses prefer not to send or receive messages when the cost surpasses a certain price. To address this, we’ve added a new feature… Read More

Appboy Gives Mobile Marketers A New Way To Reach Users via SMS with New Webhooks Feature


It seems like everyone has an app. But, not everyone has a plan to get their users invested in it. In a flooded app market, you need a way to stand out. Appboy gives the developers and marketers the tools they need to rise above the tide. Major brands like Urban Outfitters, PicsArt and EPIX turn to Appboy for a systematic way to grow, manage, and… Read More