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  • By Similoluwa Adegoke
    Respond to Twilio Webhooks using Azure Functions Respond to  Twilio Webhooks  using Azure Functions

    Azure Functions is built on the concept of Triggers and Bindings, and while there's a Twilio binding for sending SMS, there is no trigger for receiving messages or calls. However, Azure Functions does have an HTTP trigger which you can use to receive webhook requests from Twilio.

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to respond to Twilio webhooks using Azure Functions. You will learn what webhooks are, how to set up an Azure Function, and then use your Azure Function app to respond to a Twilio SMS webhook.

    Prerequisites

    You will need the following things to follow along:

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    Announcing the Webhook Plugin: Validate your webhooks with the new webhook plugin for the Twilio CLI Announcing the Webhook Plugin. Validate our webhooks with the new webhook plugin for the Twilio CLI

    At Twilio, we heavily use webhooks throughout all of our products, but developing and testing webhooks comes with some challenges. First, you need to make your application running on localhost public, then you have to configure the webhook with your public URL, and then you have to trigger those webhooks by manually texting or calling your Twilio Phone Number. This can be cumbersome and slows down your inner devloop.

    To address these challenges, Twilio Labs created the Webhook plugin for the Twilio CLI, to test your webhooks with the following benefits:

    • works with locally and publicly hosted applications,
    • works with Twilio Functions, Twilio Studio, TwiML Bins, and custom developed applications,
    • no need to configure the webhook URL in Twilio,
    • you don't have to text or call to trigger the webhook, so you're not spending time or Twilio credit.

    The webhook plugin will emulate Twilio webhook requests …

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    What's new in the Twilio helper library for ASP.NET (v6.0.0 - August 2022) What's new in the Twilio helper library for ASP.NET (v6.0.0 - August 2022)

    The Twilio helper library for ASP.NET (Twilio.AspNet) is a community-driven open-source project to make integrating Twilio with ASP.NET easier, for both ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC on .NET Framework. The library helps you achieve common use cases and with the release of version 6, we're expanding the library's capabilities and improving existing features.

    Wondering what was previously introduced? You can read about v5.73.0 and prior releases here.

    What's new in Twilio.AspNet v6.0.0

    V6.0.0 is a major release of the Twilio.AspNet library because it contains breaking changes. Starting from this release, version numbers do not match the version of the Twilio .NET SDK.

    Here's an overview of the changes:

    🎉 NEW FEATURES

    • You can now add the TwilioRestClient to ASP.NET Core's dependency injection (DI) container, using the .AddTwilioClient method. This Twilio client will use an HttpClient provided by the HTTP client factory. You can find more information about this …
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  • By Volkan Paksoy
    Respond to Twilio Webhooks using AWS Lambda and .NET Respond to Twilio Webhooks using AWS Lambda and .NET

    In this article, you will learn how to develop a web API with .NET 6 to handle Twilio webhooks and deploy it to AWS Lambda. You will also learn how to save call recordings to AWS S3 as MP3 files.

    Prerequisites

    What are webhooks?

    In today’s API-driven world, integrating applications is easier than ever. Most of the time, y …

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  • By Dhruv Patel
    Receive SMS Alerts for Email Opens and Clicks with Twilio SendGrid and Node.js SMS alerts for email opens and clicks header image (2)

    When it comes to messaging applications, read receipts are a common feature that allow you to know if your recipient has read your message. For email applications, this feature is very uncommon; however, when sending marketing and especially important emails, it's sometimes vital to know and keep track of whether your recipients have opened and read your email.

    When using Twilio SendGrid, keeping track of email engagement is seamless through Event Webhooks. Event Webhooks not only track the delivery status of your emails but also engagement events such as if an email has been opened or a link within an email has been clicked. Pairing open and click tracking for emails with Twilio’s Programmable SMS API will ensure you’re up to date on the status of your important emails.

    In this tutorial you’ll learn how to track and send SMS alerts for open and click events for your …

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  • By Lizzie Siegle
    SMS Notifications On Pageviews with Segment and JavaScript Copy of D03 Blog Image Round (2).png

    Twilio acquired Segment last year to help developers unify customer data across every customer touchpoint. I held off on using Segment for a while because I thought Segment was only for businesses, but I learned recently that I, an indie developer, have a use case for it. Read on to learn how to use Segment and Twilio Serverless to send SMS notifications when someone visits your website.

    Do you prefer learning via video more? Check out this TikTok summarizing this tutorial in two minutes!

    Prerequisites

    To follow along with this post, you need three things:

    Add a Segment Source

    First off, we need to add …

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  • By Chris Gargotta
    How to use Twilio SMS and Voice with a .NET 6 Minimal API How to use Twilio SMS and Voice with NET 6 Min API.png

    With the release of .NET 6, ASP.NET Core introduced a new feature called Minimal APIs. Minimal APIs give you the ability to create HTTP APIs with minimal code. This is ideal for developers who want to build applications or microservices with the minimum amount of files and code possible. In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a Minimal API and use it with Twilio to respond to SMS messages and voice calls.

    Prerequisites

    You will need these items to follow along:

    You can find the source code for this tutorial on …

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    Integrate ngrok into ASP.NET Core startup and automatically update your webhook URLs Integrate ngrok into ASP.NET Core & update your webhook URLs

    When you are developing web applications on your local machine, you sometimes need your application to be reachable from the internet. One of the most common reasons to do this is to develop webhooks.

    Webhooks are a way to be notified by an external service when an event has occurred. Instead of you sending an HTTP request to that service, the service sends an HTTP request to your public web service.

    To develop webhooks locally, you can use a tunnel service like ngrok which creates a tunnel between your local network and the internet. However, when you're using ngrok's free plan, ngrok will create a random, public URL anytime you restart your tunnel. This means that you need to update your webhooks with the new URL anytime it changes. If updating your webhook URLs takes a bunch of clicks and keystrokes, this can be quite a hassle.

    Luckily, you …

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    How to Develop webhooks locally using Cloudflared Tunnel Develop webhooks locally using Cloudflared Tunnel

    Webhooks are a way to be notified by an external service when an event has occurred. Instead of you sending an HTTP request to that service, the service sends an HTTP request to your public web service. This way, you can respond to the event in real-time as it happens. Webhooks are also a common way to integrate with Twilio's products. For example, when your Twilio phone number receives a text message or phone call, Twilio sends an HTTP request to your service with the details. Your service then responds with instructions that indicate how Twilio should respond to the event. Here's a diagram of what this exchange looks like:

    Diagram showing how SMS messages interact with Twilio and your application using webhooks

    One common challenge with webhooks is that they can only call web services that are publicly available on the internet, but when you are initially developing software, you are typically doing so on your own local machine, which by default …

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  • By Ankit Jain
    Create a Slack App that Sends SMS with Twilio and Laravel PHP Create a Slack App that Sends SMS with Twilio and Laravel PHP.png

    Laravel is one of the most famous PHP MVC frameworks, largely due to its commitment to modern architecture and an active community. Notably, it provides all the features that are required to create your project, whether for personal or enterprise-level usage.

    Slack is an online instant messaging and collaboration system that enables users to centralize notifications. From sales to tech support, social media and more, Slack becomes one searchable place where your team can discuss ideas and take action.

    In this tutorial, we’ll be combining Slack, Twilio and Laravel to learn how to send an SMS from Slack. This would be a great feature for situations such as notifying users on the phone regarding an urgent meetup.

    After we’re finished, you will have a running Laravel application that allows you to send SMS to tagged users in a Slack channel.

    Requirements

    1. PHP development environment with Laravel
    2. Composer globally installed
    3. Twilio …
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