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

Serverless framework logo

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

Vonnegut books

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

Never Forget A Friend’s Birthday with Python, Flask and Twilio

Python birthday reminders

Have you ever forgotten a friend’s birthday? It happens to the best of us. After the frustration of checking Facebook every day for birthdays, I wanted a better push notification system with better filters. I wrote an article, Building a Simple Birthday App with Flask-SQLAlchemy, showing a way to export your Facebook birthday calendar to an .ics file and import it into a DB with Flask and Flask-SQLAlchemy…. Read More

Testing Twilio SMS Requests for .NET Applications with the Rider REST Client

Rider tool for C#

We can use the Twilio Nuget package to write applications that work with the Twilio SMS API, but what if we want to experiment with the API in our IDE? If that IDE happens to be JetBrains Rider, there is an easy way to do this. Rider is a cross-platform .NET IDE that builds on technology from ReSharper and IntelliJ IDEA. This provides the best of two worlds: excellent… Read More

From 0 to 15 Million In A Few Months: Relay Scales Their Texting Platform For Organizers

On September 1st, 2016, Relay had sent a total of 0 text messages. The day after the United States Presidential Election, they’d sent 15 million. Scaling a peer-to-peer texting platform from zero to election-season level traffic isn’t light work, but it was easier than Relay CEO and Founder Daniel Souweine expected. “When organizers find something that works, they’re not afraid to go big. So it was… Read More

Connecting SMS To Slack With Twilio and Zapier

SMS to Slack Channel

When you’re looking for a customer’s feedback, don’t make them jump through hoops to give it to you. Let’s wire up a Twilio number to a Slack channel using Zapier. This will let users text their feedback to your number, and their feedback will pop up in a Slack channel for easy reference. There’s no code required and we’ll have this running in a matter of… Read More