☎️ They told us we needed a landline ☎️

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Landlines – an antiquated telephone that is often unused but kept around for legacy reasons. I cannot remember the last time I used a landline telephone. It was probably more than three years ago. Growing up with a mobile connection has made landlines a thing of the past for younger generations. Throughout university the only thing a student uses is a cell phone. However, once a student… Read More

How to Send an SMS With Python Using Twilio

How to send an SMS in Python

All you need to send an SMS with Python using Twilio are the following twelve lines of code:

If you’d like to see this in action, check out this short video: More of a Textual Learner? Here’s a Walkthrough The first thing we need for the above code to work is a Twilio account. Sign up for your free trial account here. We also need an SMS-enabled phone… Read More

How to Send an SMS With Node.js Using Twilio

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Ten lines of code (including whitespace!)  is all you need to send an SMS with Node.js using Twilio:

If you’d like a short explanation about how this works, check out this short video: Prefer a Walkthrough Instead? The first thing we need for the above code to work is a Twilio account. Sign up for your free trial account here. We also need an SMS-enabled phone number. You can… Read More

New Twilio Enterprise Plan – for large businesses building with Twilio

Introducing the Twilio Enterprise Plan

Today, I am happy to introduce the Twilio Enterprise Plan, a packaged set of security and administration capabilities designed for large businesses building with Twilio. It’s available today by request through www.twilio.com/enterprise. We’ve developed the Enterprise Plan after listening to Twilio customers like Nordstrom, Dell, Salesforce, and ING Bank. Software teams in these companies are a lot like a software team in a startup. They use… Read More

Build your own Pokemon Go SMS Service with Node.js, Express and Twilio

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Pokemon GO is everywhere right now and if you are like Ash Ketchum or me you want to catch ’em all. This journey can be difficult but tools such as PokeVision can help us on our quest. The problem with these tools is that they require you to actively check them. Let’s build a service using Twilio SMS that notifies you via SMS when certain Pokemon are… Read More

Introducing Sync – Real-time State Synchronization API

Synchronize web and mobile apps with a single source of state in the cloud.

Today we’re excited to introduce Sync, a purpose-built API for easily synchronizing state across devices and between users. State synchronization is a critical part of every application, but it’s a complex problem to solve in real-time, at scale. With Twilio Sync, developers can now spend their time building features for customers instead of building state synchronization infrastructure or customizing general purpose backend products. Sync is designed to… Read More

Whisbi Builds A Better Customer Engagement Experience With WebRTC and Twilio

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Imagine your dream car. Now imagine you’re in the stereotypical car commercial, whipping down a windy mountain road. What color is the car? What type of upholstery did you choose? Did you go for the upgraded navigation system? Instead of managing those variables in your head, Whisbi lets you do that on screen, with a salesperson on the line to help you make your choice. Whisbi… Read More

Set Up a Temporary Phone Number in 3 Minutes with Twilio

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If you’ve ever sold anything on Craigslist, requested a quote on the internet, or watched The Wire, then you may have found yourself wishing for a “burner” phone. In this post we’ll use TwiML Bins to create a temporary phone number that forwards phone calls to your cellphone. This will take less than three minutes, even if you’ve never written a line of code before! Sign up for… Read More