Protect Customer Privacy: Announcing Phone Number Redaction

Customer privacy is a big deal to us here at Twilio. In March, we increased SMS privacy with Message Body Redaction, which redacts the content of your texts before they’re stored anywhere in Twilio’s infrastructure. Today, we’re excited to introduce our latest SMS feature to further protect customer data: Phone Number Redaction. Phone Number Redaction takes privacy a step further by redacting the last four digits… Read More

How to Send SMS Text Messages with AWS Lambda and Python 3.6

Python, AWS logo and Lambda logo

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda is a usage-based service that can run arbitrary Python 3.6 code in response to developer-defined events. For example, if a new JPEG file is uploaded to AWS S3 then AWS Lambda can execute Python code to respond to resize the image on S3. Let’s learn how to use AWS Lambda with a manual test event trigger to send outbound text messages via a Python Lambda… Read More

Texting robots on Mars using Python, Flask, NASA APIs and Twilio MMS

NASA has a bunch of awesome APIs which give you programmatic access to the wonders of space. I think the Mars Rover Photos API in particular is really amazing as you can use it to see what kind of pictures the Mars Curiosity rover has been taking. Let’s build an app using the Mars Rover API with Twilio MMS, Python and Flask to make it so that we… Read More

Developer Digest: Automating Wedding Stress Away in Python

Old things are new again, just new in a different way. That old NES you used to play Super Mario Bros on…? Well Andrew Reitano’s newly-hacked NES lets strangers turn any level into a water level with one text. This issue of the Developer Digest celebrates the developers making the old new and novel, from fax machines, to wedding invitations, to that trusty old password you… Read More

Wedding at Scale: How I Used Twilio, Python and Google to Automate My Wedding

September 3, 2016 was just another day for most of the world but to me it will always be memorable as the day that I married my partner. There are many different aspects to consider while planning a wedding. Food, decor, table fixtures (oh yes these are separate from decor), flowers, accommodation, transportation, entertainment, and location. Whilst there are many unknowns when planning a wedding, I could… Read More

New Phone Numbers Available in 12 Countries

Phone Numbers from Twilio for Voice, SMS, Mobile

We’re always working hard to expand our global coverage, and today, we’re excited to announce that you can now use Twilio phone numbers in the following countries: Local Voice numbers: Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, and Slovenia Mobile SMS numbers: Latvia, Portugal, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan With a local phone number, your customers can reach you by calling a familiar area code. The… Read More

You Can Text Yelp To Find Food Faster, Or Build The App Yourself In Ruby

It’s SXSW season. The phrase “is there WiFI here?” is likely being uttered as you read this, and will be uttered every 1.3 seconds for the remainder of SXSW. When there’s no WiFi and you’re hangry, your friend, 3G, is there for you. It’ll help you find a spot to take a breather, grab some food, and recharge. Armed with a 3G connection, and a Twilio… Read More

Stripe SMS Notifications via Twilio, Heroku, and Python

I recently started a small business using the online platform Storenvy. Storenvy integrates with Stripe, a popular online payments platform. As a small business owner, receiving notifications as soon as orders come in is critical. Emails are easy to miss, forget about, or overlook, but one thing I never fail to read is a text message. What if it were possible to receive a text message… Read More

The TODAY Show Connects Fans To Celebrity Coaches with Twilio and Front

When The Today Show gives you the opportunity to ask world renowned personal trainer, Bob Harper, a fitness question, you know you should take your shot. But, some questions are better asked in private: “Hey Bob, how do I mend my strained relationship with the elliptical machine?” That question might seem too personal to fit in a Facebook comment thread. It might be better for me… Read More