Finding Out When to Buy World Series Tickets with PHP, Guzzle, Seat Geek API and Twilio

royals

Born and raised in Kansas City, I’ve been waiting my whole life to see the Royals win a World Series. This year “The Boys in Blue” have made it back to the fall classic and they’re playing the team that represents my adopted home, the New York Mets. I have my Royals cap ready and I want to support KC when they play in the greatest… Read More

Michael Seid Builds Text Nina, Keeps It Simple With Twilio SMS

TextNinaLogo

I scribble my daily to-do list in a legal pad. My legal pad doesn’t ask for my email, award me fictional points for writing in it, or display full screen prompts enticing me unlock “premium” legal pad features. It just does its job, and I like that. If you’re a developer, there’s probably someone trying to get your email to send you a LinkedIn message right… Read More

TalkingPoints Uses Code As Universal Language To Connect Parents and Teachers

TalkingPoints

Language barriers don’t exist in a vacuum. Let’s say a parent can’t communicate in English with their kid’s teacher, and that teacher only speaks English. The problem at hand isn’t just a translation issue. It’s a language barrier that limits the parent’s ability to participate in their child’s education, and limits the child’s development. In a poetic bit of engineering, Heejae Lim is using the universal… Read More

Create a Standalone Voicemail Using Java and Twilio

Why is receiving voicemails still such a pain in 2015? With landlines you need to deal with overpriced and outdated hardware. On mobile phones you need to call a number, enter a password, and sift through the voicemails until you reach the one you want. Wouldn’t it be easier to just receive a text message to listen to a new voicemail? Fortunately, Twilio plus a little… Read More

Build SMS Notifications With AngularJS, Firebase, and Twilio

image 1

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

asyncawait

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

Circlyorg

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

blogglobalconf

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)

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