6 awesome reasons to use ngrok when testing webhooks

Webhooks are great! They are a perfect way for API services like Twilio to notify your application of events such as incoming calls or text messages. The one difficulty is that when you are developing an application that consumes webhooks you need a publicly accessible URL to configure the webhook service with. Typically you would develop on localhost and the rest of the world would have… Read More

Appboy Gives Mobile Marketers A New Way To Reach Users via SMS with New Webhooks Feature

It seems like everyone has an app. But, not everyone has a plan to get their users invested in it. In a flooded app market, you need a way to stand out. Appboy gives the developers and marketers the tools they need to rise above the tide. Major brands like Urban Outfitters, PicsArt and EPIX turn to Appboy for a systematic way to grow, manage, and… Read More

Twilio on Rails Part 2 – Securing Your Rails 4 App and Sending SMS/MMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on integrating Twilio with your Rails 4 app. In Part 1 we walked through signing-up for a free Twilio developer account, getting a phone number and processing an inbound phone call. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through: Securing your webhooks so that only Twilio may access them Using Twilio’s REST API to send outbound SMS and MMS… Read More

Secure Your Node.js Webhooks with Middleware for Express

Editor’s Note: Hey there! Are you new to Twilio and node.js? If so, you might want to check out this tutorial first to get your feet wet. If you’re using Twilio in your node.js app with our official module, you might already be using our utility functions that help you validate that an HTTP request to your webhook was indeed originated from Twilio. This is a… Read More

Seattle Hacks – Using Github Pages and Jekyll To Finally Create The Noiseless Hacker Calendar

After about a year of working for Twilio as a Developer Evangelist in Seattle, I was still having trouble answering simple, recurring questions: What are the best developer meetups in Seattle? Are there any cool hackathons or conferences coming up? Why do developers love bacon so much? These are questions asked by developers and should be answered by developers. So some friends and I got together… Read More

Creating Customer Notifications with JIRA, GreenHopper, Zapier and Twilio SMS

This is a guest post from Nicholas Muldoon, a GreenHopper & Agile Expert for Atlassian, the good people behind JIRA. Nick details how integrate webhooks in JIRA with Twilio SMS to notify customers when their service request needs attention. You can find the original post on Atlassian’s blog and follow Nicholas’ blog here. In this article we will explore how a customer service team can resolve… Read More

A Hidden Gem: Fallback URLs

When you build an application with Twilio, connecting your app to your Twilio number is simply a matter of defining a couple of webhooks to the parts of your application that will be handling voice and SMS requests. Just like that, voice and SMS are live. But sometimes you might want a backup set of instructions in case of any issues, like for example, a communication breakdown… Read More

Recap of Cloudcamp and Gluecon2010

Last week in Broomfield, Colorado hundreds of people from across the cloud computing and API industries gathered for the second annual Glue Conference. CloudCamp Denver Over 150 people turned out for CloudCamp Denver at Gluecon. Highlights included over a dozen unconference-style breakout sessions that discussed the issues and challenges of running a cloud-based infrastructure and un-panel consisting of self-selected cloud computing experts answering questions from the… Read More