Video Tutorial: How to Build SMS ETA Notifications with Twilio and Ruby on Rails

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  Follow along with the tutorial here: ETA Notifications in Rails Hi Jarod from Twilio here. Today we’re going to walk through one of the sample apps available within Twilio Tutorials. Production-Ready Sample Apps When we started building these tutorials, we heard from developers that technical documentation focused too much on isolated “code snippets” and not enough on end-to-end solutions suitable for production environments. This feedback was eye-opening… Read More

Building SMS Weather Forecasts With Stamplay, Twilio and NodeJS

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Growing up, my dad regaled me with stories of cutting 1/4″ tape with a razorblade to patch audio snippets together. He didn’t have GarageBand, ProTools, or Abelton. The analog world can be more unforgiving than the digital world, and requires a tremendous amount of effort and precision. In the software world, it’s easy to forget the days of analog, too. Instead of programming motherboards, we write… Read More

NBC News Builds Election Confessions With Twilio

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My old college roommate has some pretty salient thoughts about Bernie Sanders. Also, my Mom’s coworker says she has a fool-proof plan to balance the budget. This is what my Facebook feed looks like in election season, and the same is true for many Americans. NBC News built Election Confessions to give anyone an outlet to share their political thoughts without the fear of judgment or… Read More

One HTTP Request From Stardom: How Alan Shreve Built ngrok Using Go

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Learning a new programming language is as fun as it is challenging. You’ve probably used all sorts of techniques to learn from quickstarts to cloning to banging your head against a manual. If I may butcher the English language – It’s frunstrating (fun + frustrating). Alan Shreve wanted to learn a new programming language – Go. At the end of his foray into Go he had… Read More

Triggering SMS And Voice Notifications For IoT Devices

Triggering SMS And Voice Notifications For IoT Devices

People throw around the term “the internet of things” as if there’s an internet essence in all devices that you unlock via secret code. The truth is connecting one device to another and building a truly awesome bit of IoT hacking takes some engineering. But after that engineering you get sofas vibrating to music, and IoT connected boxing gloves. Getting up and running with connected IoT… Read More

Bit By Bit: Brendan Dawes Crowdsources Storytelling Via Text for Airbnb

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Many developers can build a project that’s greater than the sum of its parts. But few work with as many parts as Brendan Dawes. Where one of Dawes’ skill sets ends, a new one begins. He transitions easily from hardware tinkering, to front end coding, to back-end database management, and then onto 3-D printing. Dawes’ project range from a Happiness Machine, to a digital representation the… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS in Ruby With This Five Minute Video

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Sending and receiving text messages in Ruby is delightfully easy. Whether you are sending appointment reminders or working building a marketing notification system you’ll be up and running in no time after watching this five minute video: Here’s the code from the video for your reference:

What’s Next Now that you have the power of SMS in your toolbelt you can build all sorts of things. Try… Read More

Setting Up Trello SMS Alerts with Twilio and Zapier

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“At work, nothing can be said to be certain except blog posts and adventure time gifs.” When I’m not busy butchering Benjamin Franklin quotes, I help manage Twilio’s blog. Blog posts, drafts, and ideas for posts are constantly in flux. To keep tabs on the whole operation, I use a project management tool called Trello. Trello looks like a digital corkboard for you and your team’s… Read More