Twilio Releases: Summer 2020 Recap

July 22, 2020
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Twilio Releases: Summer 2020

As a developer, you are constantly learning and looking for new tools and ways to develop faster. With the pace of new technology and features being released, sometimes it is hard to keep up. We are excited to announce Twilio Releases, a new way for you to:

  • Stay abreast of the latest APIs and features every quarter
  • Get a sneak peak into upcoming beta programs
  • Download free code samples from Twilio CodeExchange

Twilio Releases is where you come to take your Twilio game to the next-level. 🚀

What is “Twilio Releases”? 🤔

Twilio Releases is a new program designed to make it easy for you to learn all about the latest APIs, features, and best practices, on the Twilio Customer Engagement Platform. Our first Twilio Releases: Summer 2020 webinar was on July 21st, where we shared the latest and greatest features of the season with our ever-growing developer community.

If you missed it, no worries. Watch it on-demand:

Don’t have time to 👀 the webinar? No problem! Everything you need to know is right here.

What was launched in Summer 2020 😎

As a platform company, our job is to make it as easy as possible for developers to experiment and create experiences that define the future.

Studio REST API v2 with Flow Publishing

Twilio Studio

When it comes to Studio, on the top of many developers’ wishlist is better integration with existing developer processes — the ability to create, iterate, and deploy Studio Flows via an API. With the beta release of the Studio REST API v2, we can now provide support for publishing of Flows via the REST API, our helper libraries, and the Twilio CLI.

Voice Notifications App

Voice Notifications App

We are open-sourcing a Voice Notification App built in ReactJS for the Web. This reference app can be deployed to Heroku in minutes to demonstrate how to leverage Programmable Voice APIs.

The coolest thing about this app is that you get access to the source code so you can see how the different Twilio “building blocks” can fit together as a starting point for your own bespoke solution. This application is available on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license.

Twilio SendGrid Event Webhook Security Features

Signed Event Webhook Requests

Twilio SendGrid Event Webhook now offers additional layers of security for verification and authorization to give you confidence that your email event data is coming from Twilio SendGrid — Signed Event Webhook Requests and OAuth 2.0. These two security methods are separate, but can also be implemented simultaneously.

Other Summer Release highlights 🔦

We’ve also announced a whole new set of tools to transform your work…and unlock your creativity. Here’s a list of some of the other features announced in our Summer 2020 Release:

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for Studio and Functions — Healthcare companies in the US can now deploy fully-functional workflows to the cloud, while meeting the requirements to keep patient data safe.
  • Evaluations Resource — Get granular insight via API on the status of your Regulatory Bundle during the Phone Number provisioning process.
  • Reusable Regulatory Objects — A new, convenient workflow for creating Regulatory Bundles in Console, with quick access to previously uploaded Supporting Documents and End-Users.
  • Messaging Insights — A visual dashboard for developers to monitor performance, troubleshoot issues, and improve the effectiveness of messaging applications.
  • Super SIM — Through one SIM, get access to the best cellular networks and control your IoT solution success. Place your orders on the Twilio Console.
  • Twilio SendGrid Image Editor — Crop, flip & rotate images, add filters, or make adjustments like contrast or opacity all from within your email editing workflow.
  • Edge Locations for Voice (GA) — Public and private network connectivity is now geographically closer to your business.
  • Bi-directional Media Streams (GA)  Stream media from your apps to Twilio, and stream audio from Twilio to your apps.
  • New Functions Workspace (Beta) —Manage and deploy multiple functions in a single, unified workspace. Get early access.

If you want to read more about these (and other additions and changes to the Twilio Platform), check out Twilio Changelog.

Download the demos now 👩‍💻

We know our developer community loves to get their hands dirty with real life sample apps and code, which is why Dominik Kundel, Twilio Developer Evangelist (and Summer Release demo specialist), has shared his customizable code samples on Twilio CodeExchange.

Got a favorite feature? Enjoyed trying out the CodeExchange samples? Let us know! Please tweet at us using #TwilioReleases.  

We can’t wait to see what you build!