Building Daily SMS News Notifications with NodeJS

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First they showed you how to build SMS weather alerts in Node, now the boys from Stamplay are back showing you how to build a daily SMS news service, of course, in Node. Stamplay helps automate development steps that you’d have to otherwise have to code. Let’s dive into the tutorial, the code, and all that code you’re saved from writing. Read the original post right… Read More

Breaking Through Bottlenecks: How Lyft Scaled To Success [SIGNAL Rewind]

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Lyft has scaled rapidly to say the least. They’re valued at over two-billion, and recently raised a billion dollars, with 500 million of that coming from General Motors. If you used Lyft back in 2013, you might have had trouble getting a Lyft on a Friday night. They didn’t have enough people driving with Lyft then. This is the struggle of a two-sided marketplace – you… Read More

The App That Shouldn’t Exist: PulledOver Strives To Deliver Transparency In Police Interactions

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Matt can’t remember the exact moment he knew he needed to build PulledOver. At first, hearing news that another person of color had been killed during a routine traffic stop felt like a new and fresh outrage. But within a short period of time there was another story, and another. The outrage that had at first felt fresh now became uncomfortably familiar. And at some point,… Read More

Announcing Caller ID Name Lookup

As we all know, first impressions are everything.  That’s why having accurate information about who’s on the other end of a phone call or message exchange is so important.   Today, we’re excited to announce an enhancement to Twilio Lookup that gives you even more phone number insight, with Caller ID Name (CNAM). Now you can programmatically lookup information about the registered owner of a US… Read More

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

Real-Time SMS with Erlang, ChicagoBoss and Twilio

In this blog post we are going to use a functional approach to creating a web application with Erlang and the Chicago Boss framework. Our application will display incoming SMS messages in real-time and allow you to respond to them in your browser using the Twilio API. If you’re just interested in seeing the finished code for this blog post, it can be found on my Github here…. 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