Checking Your Daily Spending via SMS with Python, Plaid and Twilio

Spending summaries via text message.

Your bank may let you set up SMS alerts for various triggers. It might even give you the option of receiving periodic spending summaries via SMS (mine doesn’t though!). But what about a daily SMS summary of your spending across all your accounts? This summary is harder to come by, but thankfully you can roll your own by combining Plaid, an easy to use financial services API… Read More

Birth Announcements for the Busy Father using Python, Flask and Twilio

Newborn baby

One day during my wife’s first pregnancy, it dawned on me that a lot of people would be interested to know when the baby was born. I began counting all the family members and friends who would want some notification about the baby’s arrival and realized I’d be making more phone calls than I would prefer. Sure, I could shove everyone into one big group text… Read More

Building Your Dog A 💩 Button with a Raspberry Pi, Node.js and Twilio

File this under: better to have than not. Trevor Miller built a button that his dog, Oli, presses when he has to 💩. Trevor hasn’t revealed Oli’s training regimen which led him to being such a good boy. But, Trevor will gladly show you how to build a IoT powered button using Twilio and Raspberry Pi in Node. Here’s the code that does a lion’s share… Read More

All Stories from SIGNAL 2017

Are you sitting down? Alright, good. Post-SIGNAL, your head is likely spinning from the whirlwind of announcements. Never fear, we’ve got the rundown for you. No two developer tool belts are alike. There are 1.6 million of your fellow developers on the Twilio platform. Each of them—including you—is building something to solve a nuanced problem, with a nuanced set of tools. SIGNAL just put your tool… Read More

Announcing Phone Numbers in 70 countries, Transparent Toll-Free Pricing, and Hosted SMS

Global Expansion

SMS in 5 new countries, Voice in 13 new countries, Toll-free in 27 new countries. Toll-free priced by inbound caller type lets you pay only for what you use. Add SMS to your existing US & CA phone numbers without changing voice providers. Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. When engaging with your customers, phone numbers are a great example of… Read More

Twilio™ Verification SDK: Android app SMS permissions & phone verification has never been easier

We’re excited to announce the new Twilio Verification SDK for Android. This SDK lets developers get the most from a new Google API that simplifies SMS permissions used for verifying phone numbers. Now, you can build rock-solid verification without worrying about the ins-and-outs of SMS delivery. Application security is a constant balance between securing accounts and ensuring a convenient user experience. Attackers can exploit applications that verify… Read More

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