Introducing the New Twilio Console

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Today, we are excited to announce beta access to the Twilio Console, an all-new account portal. The Console is a complete visual and functional update providing easier access to manage your account as well as debug and operate your Twilio-based applications. Back in the day When Twilio began we had one API: Voice. In 2008, for the first time ever, developers could add phone calls to… Read More

3 SIGNAL Speakers to Get You Started with the Internet of Things

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Tired of watching your Arduino collect dust on your desk? We’ve got three rad speakers queued up at SIGNAL to get you started with hardware hacking and the Internet of Things. Katy Moe Live Codes her Hand Katy Moe is a cyborg. Literally. She implanted an NFC transponder in her hand that runs JavaScript. Her talk at SIGNAL is about the opportunities and pitfalls of open hardware… 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

Karen Cohen: Giving Engineers The Culture They Need To Do Great Work

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If you give a baker an hour to make a cake, you’ll get a half baked cake. If you give an engineer little time to complete a project, you’ll get a half finished project. Empowering developers starts with giving them the working environment and respect they need to thrive. Karen Cohen, a project architect at Wix, spoke in baking metaphors when she sat down with us… Read More

Building an Interactive Answering Machine with JavaScript and Node.js

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  IVRs (interactive voice response) are automated phone systems that can facilitate communication between callers and businesses. If you’ve ever dialed your credit card company to check on a balance after responding to a series of automated prompts, you’ve used an IVR. Tune in to Twitch.tv this afternoon to watch a live coding session by Twilio’s very own Eddie Zaneski. Eddie will be building an interactive… 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

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

How to Build and Design iOS Video Chat Apps Using Swift

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Peer-to-peer video and video conferencing are changing the way people communicate. Voice and text conversations are great but sometimes you really want to see the person on the other end of the conversation. The addition of facial expressions and visual context enhances the ways in which we can communicate. Video chat works best with a clean design that gets out of your way when you don’t… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS in Ruby With This Five Minute Video

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Sending and receiving text messages in Ruby is delightfully easy. Whether you are sending appointment reminders or working building a marketing notification system you’ll be up and running in no time after watching this five minute video: Here’s the code from the video for your reference:

What’s Next Now that you have the power of SMS in your toolbelt you can build all sorts of things. Try… Read More