Automated SMS Notifications with AWS Lambda, JavaScript and Twilio SMS

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In this tutorial we will create a small serverless application that will allow us to receive the latest currency exchange rate from GBP to EUR in our phone through SMS. This experiment will give you some time to learn AWS Lambda, Twilio SMS API and Fixer.io API (an open API for currency exchanges). We will use JavaScript with Node.js as our language and framework of choice. I don’t… Read More

How to receive and respond to text messages in Ruby with Hanami and Twilio

If you’re building web applications with Ruby then you’re probably using Rails. Hanami is a young competitor focused on providing a full featured, modern web framework for Ruby developers that is fast, secure and flexible. Hanami is a new web application framework for the Ruby community. It has been under development since 2014, initially under the name Lotus. Version 1 was released in April 2017 and version 1.1 was just… Read More

Autopilot Lets You Control SMS Conversation Flows with No Code

You don’t have to take a coding class to build that new feature. Autopilot just launched a drag and drop feature that allows you to control SMS with a visual editor. When a user sends a text to your Twilio powered number, that’s logged in Autopilot. Using a drag and drop interface, you can set up a logic for Twilio, and other third party services, to… Read More

Flying the Kotlin Spaceship at Twilio

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At Google I/O 2017 Google announced official support for the Kotlin programming language. Mostly because Kotlin is a friendly modern language with immense expressive power, functional programming capabilities, lambda functions support, powerful type-inference and analysis capabilities with quite ergonomic syntactic sugar. Why Kotlin? The language has been in development for a few years now and has interoperability with existing Java code so you can call Java code… Read More

Top 5 Peer to Peer Fundraising Tips with Team Rubicon and Twilio.org

Did you know that Twilio.org offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today. Recently, fundraising trailblazer, Matt Scott of Team Rubicon, joined up with Twilio.org for the Peer to Peer World Virtual Conference to discuss best practices for creating sticky fundraising campaigns that drive big results. As the resident fundraising guru at Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that deploys US veterans in support… Read More

TxDOT Cuts Down the Commute with Traffic Updates via Programmable SMS and Notify

Did you know that Twilio.org offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today. Can a text message create a safer, shorter commute? Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) think so, and they’re proving it to thousands of Texas drivers each day through a support contract with TxDOT to bring innovation and best practices to a major highway reconstruction effort. Some… Read More

Travis CI SMS Notifications with Twilio Functions

Travis CI plus Twilio Functions.

Continuous integration (CI) is a software development practice that has exploded in popularity. CI allows developers to push code more rapidly by automating the building, testing, and deployment processes (read more about it here). Travis CI is a widely used CI tool. It syncs with your GitHub account and can perform many different actions when code is pushed to your repositories such as build files, run tests,… Read More

How to Build SMS Notification Applications with JavaScript and the Serverless Framework

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Who loves dogs? I do! So much that I wanted to build a spam-resistent text notification website using the Serverless Framework on AWS, Twilio, Google Recaptcha, and Node.js (just so I could make you look at my puppy photos). Building this project should be free or only cost a few pennies.  When you’re ready, let’s walkthrough how to build your own Serverless application and integrate it… Read More

So It Goes: Sending SMS with Golang

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Whether stored on your phone, on Post-It notes, or in a book, everyone has their share of quotes that they look at to seek inspiration. Personally, I follow @Kurt Vonnegut. No, not the real (dead) Vonnegut: just a human or bot that tweets out some of his famous quips. Remembering Vonnegut, an idea struck: what better way get started with Twilio than to send Vonnegut quotes… Read More