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  • By Al Kiramoto
    Erstellen Sie ein einfaches Benachrichtigungssystem mit Twilio CLI, programmierbarer Telefonie, Messaging und E-Mail Überschrift im Bild

    Dieses Tutorial ist für Sie, wenn Sie dringende Nachrichten an Ihre Kunden oder Mitarbeiter senden müssen, aber noch kein eingerichtetes Benachrichtigungssystem haben. In diesem Blogbeitrag zeigen wir Ihnen, wie Sie ein Bash-Skript erstellen, um schnell SMS-, Sprach- oder E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen an mehrere Empfänger in einem CSV zu senden.

    Verlinkungen im Text führen häufig zu Englisch-sprachigen Webseiten

    Voraussetzungen

    Wenn Sie Nachrichten per SMS, Voice und E-Mail versenden, benötigen Sie sowohl ein Twilio-Konto (SMS und Voice) als auch ein Sendgrid-Konto (E-Mail). Hier erfahren Sie, wie Sie anfangen können:

    • Ein Twilio-Konto (Registrieren Sie sich für ein kostenloses Testkonto und erhalten Sie eine Gutschrift von $10)
    • Ein SendGrid-Konto (Registrieren Sie sich für ein kostenloses Testkonto, versenden Sie 40.000 E-Mails für 30 Tage, dann bis zu 100/Tag) - wird benötigt, um E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen zu versenden.
    • Homebrew (für Mac-Nutzer) oder Node.js (für Windows-Nutzer) zur Installation von Twilio CLI

    Einrichten des SendGrid-Kontos

    Wenn Sie dies noch nicht getan …

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  • By Al Kiramoto
    Create a Simple Notification System using Twilio CLI, Programmable Voice, Messaging, and Email Create a Simple Notification System using Twilio CLI, Programmable Voice, Messaging, and Email

    If you find yourself needing to broadcast urgent news to your customers or employees, but do not have a notification system in place, this tutorial is for you. In this blog post we'll show you how to create a Bash script to quickly send SMS, voice, or email notifications to several recipients in a CSV.

    Prerequisites

    If you're sending messages via SMS, voice, and email, you'll need both a Twilio (SMS and Voice) and Sendgrid (email) account. Here's how to get started:

    Setting up the SendGrid Account

    If you haven’t already done so, go to …

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  • By Dotun Jolaoso
    How to build a SMS-to-Slack Bridge with Python and Twilio How to Build a SMS-to-Slack Bridge with Python and Twilio

    In this tutorial, we’ll be looking at how to build a SMS-to-Slack bridge using Python and Twilio. The bridge will work in such a way that every time your Twilio phone number receives an SMS message, we’ll forward the content of the SMS message to a channel in Slack. Furthermore, any threaded replies in Slack to the message that was posted will automatically be sent as an SMS message to the originating number.

    Technical requirements

    To follow along, you’ll need the following:

    • A free Twilio Account. If you use this link to register, you will receive $10 credit when you upgrade to a paid account.
    • A free Slack account, and a Slack workspace you have administrator access to.
    • Python 3
    • Ngrok. This will make the development version of our application accessible over the Internet.

    Creating a Python  environment

    Let’s create a directory where our project will reside. …

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  • By Phil Nash
    Build a community SMS group chat with Twilio Functions and Google Sheets Build a community SMS group chat with Twilio Functions and Google Sheets

    Under the strange circumstances of the coronavirus we have seen some wonderful stories of communities getting together virtually to support each other. One way to support a local community is to set up a message group so that neighbours can easily offer or ask for help. Doing this with a regular group message could get messy as it's a pain to add or remove people from a group message.

    In this post we'll see how to use Google Sheets, Twilio Functions, and Programmable SMS to administer a community SMS broadcast group. We will create a Google Sheet that lists the people in our group and a phone number that can be used to contact all of them by SMS. When you send an SMS to the number it will forward that message on to everyone else in the group.

    If you want to skip straight to the …

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  • By Athul Cyriac Ajay
    Get SMS Updates from GitHub with Twilio, Python and GitHub Actions Get SMS Updates from GitHub with Twilio, Python and GitHub Actions

    In November 2019 at GitHub Universe, several new products were introduced. Among them was the announcement of GitHub Actions. Actions is a tool within GitHub that enables continuous integration and a wide range of automation. You get a Docker container where you can execute anything from scripts to binaries to other Docker containers.

    Actions are language agnostic so you can define them in any programming language and execute them in containers. In this post we’ll build an action with Python and Twilio to send you SMS notifications regarding Pull Requests or Issues in your GitHub repository.

    Tutorial requirements

    • Python 3.6 or newer. If your operating system does not provide a Python interpreter, you can go to python.org to download an installer
    • Git installed on your system
    • A phone with an active connection for receiving the SMS
    • A GitHub Account. You can Sign up for GitHub if you don’t have …
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  • By Kazuo Sugiyama
    SMSで通知を送信する方法 SMS arrived

    自己紹介

    はじめまして、Twilioテクニカルサポートエンジニアの杉山です。
    2019年9月に入社し、普段は日本及びグローバルのサポートケースのハンドリングを主とした業務に就いております。
    なかなか外に出る機会はありませんが、今回はブログに挑戦したいと思います。

    はじめに

    弊社ブログでもすでに「新型コロナウィルス感染症(COVID-19)に関する支援策のご案内」を紹介させていただいておりますが、刻々と状況が変わる中、以下のような場面ではSMSが非常に便利です。
    ご検討いただける一つの材料になれば幸いです。

    • サービスを利用している方にメッセージを送りたい
    • 電話番号くらいしかユーザーの情報がない
    • 一斉にメッセージを送信したい

    ヒント

    SMS送信は「特定電子メールの送信の適正化等に関する法律」の規制対象となります。サービス運営者様は送信前に、今一度同法ならびに弊社規約のご確認をお願いいたします。
    また送信にあたっては運営者様自身の規約もご確認下さい。

    SMSとは何か

    SMS(ショートメッセージ)とは主に携帯電話間でメッセージを送受信するシステムです。
    日本語換算で約70文字を送信でき、相手方の電話番号だけで送信できます。
    またほぼすべての携帯電話(ガラケー・スマホ)で受信ができるためメッセージを伝える手段として優れています。
    TwilioではSMSを送信するためのガイドラインを提供しております。日本国外に送信する場合も是非ご覧ください。

    送信者ID (Sender ID)と その要素

    送信者IDとはSMSで重要な要素の一つです。
    送信には宛先も必要ですが、送信元(送信者ID) …

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  • By Tilde Thurium
    Forwarding SMS and voice calls to an alternate phone number Forwarding SMS and voice calls to an alternate phone number

    Balancing privacy and convenience can be tricky. Today I’ll show you how to forward messages and phone calls with Twilio so that you can give out a phone number where people can reach you, while keeping your real phone number a secret.

    There are lots of reasons you might want to hide your real phone number. For example:

    • Transacting with internet strangers such as buying/selling on Craigslist
    • Giving delivery folks a number to reach you
    • Putting a phone number on your business card

    Prerequisites to create a forwarding number

    • A Twilio account - sign up for a free one here
    • A Twilio phone number with SMS and voice capabilities
    • A phone number you want to forward calls and messages to. For the rest of this post, we’ll call it your cell phone number to simplify things but it can be any number with SMS and voice capabilities.
    • A friend …
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  • By Brian Iyoha
    Build an SMS-Based Bot in PHP with Laravel to Track COVID-19 Data Build an SMS-Based Bot in PHP to Track Covid-19 Data

    It's no news that the Novel Coronavirus has spread around the world and recently been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (W.H.O). Luckily despite “stay-at-home” orders and full lockdowns, information concerning the virus can easily be found on the internet through a simple Google search or on social media platforms.

    However, not everyone has easy, in-home access to the internet. In some third world countries like Nigeria, staying indoors to prevent the spread of the virus makes it difficult to get access to information via the internet. Fortunately, text messages are still a good form of communication because they don't rely on one having internet connectivity.

    In this tutorial, you will build a simple SMS-based bot to help get information about the Novel Coronavirus cases in a country using Twilio Programmable SMS.

    Prerequisites

    To follow this tutorial, you will need the following:

    • Basic knowledge of …
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  • By Philip Obosi
    Building a Bulk SMS Service with Python, Flask and Twilio Notify Building a Bulk SMS Service with Python, Flask and Twilio Notify

    Very often, large companies use SMS to communicate or send broadcast messages to their users. This is because SMS is reliable and usually has more reach and engagement than most other forms of bulk messaging. In addition, it enables companies to communicate with users who do not have smartphones.

    In this article, we are going to use the Twilio Notify service, along with Python and the Flask framework to build a Bulk SMS service.

    User journey

    The user creates a message, inputs the phone numbers of the recipients of the message, and then sends them an SMS as shown in the video GIF below.

    bulk sms demo

    Tutorial requirements

    To follow this tutorial, you are expected to:

    • Have sufficient understanding of Python and Flask.
    • Have Python 3 installed on your machine
    • Have a Twilio Account. If you are new to Twilio, create a free account now.

    Setting up your Twilio account

    To follow …

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  • By Alina Libova Cohen
    Baby Proofing with Raspberry Pi, Machine Learning and Twilio Programmable SMS Baby proofing with Raspberry Pi, Machine Learning and Twillio Programmable SMS

    cat detection demo

    Anyone with a baby and a cat knows maintaining the peace requires constant vigilance.  Thankfully, complete vigilance can now be bought for the low price of a Raspberry Pi, a webcam and the time it takes to read the rest of this article.  Here’s how I turned my Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 rent-a-cop.  

    Bottom line

    Using machine learning and Twilio, your Raspberry Pi can continuously monitor any area of your home using an off-the-shelf USB webcam.  This guide will walk you through how to set up your Raspberry Pi with YOLO, a real time object detection library, Darknet, an open-source neural network framework, OpenCV, a library for image processing, NNPack, a package for accelerating neural network computation, and Twilio Programmable SMS for sending notifications.

    Background

    This project came out of a personal need. We’re the proud owners of:

    • A Cat-obsessed baby
    • A Baby-obsessed cat

    This …

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