Texting is one of the most common forms of communication in our modern age. Twilio provides a simple and easy-to-use interface for sending SMS text messages through their SMS API.
In this tutorial, you'll be using the Twilio SMS API to create your very own CLI texting application using Python and the Typer framework.
If you're unfamiliar, Typer is a Python library for creating CLI applications. Typer is easy to use, and intuitive to write. It borrows these features from its sister, the FastAPI framework, written by the same author.
In order to complete this tutorial, you will need the following:
- A Twilio account, and Twilio CLI installed. (I'll show instructions on how to do this.) If you haven't signed up yet, sign up for a free Twilio trial.
- A Twilio phone number. (Learn how to buy a Twilio phone number.)
Install Twilio CLI, and setup …
Many organizations rely on Microsoft Teams as an all-in-one tool for team communication. In addition to chat rooms, Microsoft Teams also provides video conferencing and file sharing, helping businesses work better together.
Twilio has also become an essential part of business communications, but from a different angle. Among the many communication channels we support, Twilio can provide users with an SMS number that external users can text through our Programmable SMS product. This unlocks new interactions between businesses and customers, enabling new sales and support workflows.
Rather than relying on Microsoft Teams and Twilio separately, it can be beneficial to integrate both platforms into one message stream. This allows teams to log onto one platform and receive communication from multiple sources.
In this post, we’ll show you how to connect to Microsoft Teams from within Twilio. For our project, we’ll set up a server to wait for a webhook notification …
Twilio is all about powering communication – and doing it conveniently and fast. Our Programmable Messaging service has been available for a long time, but until now, scheduling a message to be sent at a future time required a developer to use their own scheduling solution.
Fortunately, this is now a thing of the past! With Message Scheduling, you can send your scheduled SMS and MMS messages with a single API call, without using custom schedulers.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to send scheduled SMS notifications in Java.
- Java Development Kit (JDK) version 8.
- A Twilio account. If you are new to Twilio click here to create a free account now and receive $10 credit when you upgrade to a paid account. You can review the features and limitations of a free Twilio account.
- A phone capable of receiving SMS to test the project. …
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Handarbeit dominiert Lieferketten
Eine besondere Herausforderung besteht für die Branche seit jeher darin, die vielen Beteiligten entlang der Lieferkette …
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. To help yourself stay prepared, you’ll learn how to build an app that will send an SMS to all of your emergency contacts with just one text message. If you find yourself in a difficult or emergent situation, having the ability to notify multiple people with one quick message might be able to get you help faster or reunite your family sooner.
To get started with this tutorial, you’ll need the following:
- Node.js version 14.16 or above installed on your machine
- A free Twilio account
- A Twilio phone number
- The Twilio CLI installed on your machine
Build your app with Twilio Functions
Your app will run on Twilio Functions. Twilio Functions is a serverless environment that lets you deploy backend services without the overhead of setting up a server. With Twilio Functions, you can develop locally and deploy to production through the Twilio …
Twilio is a unique platform offering flexible APIs to communicate on different channels, including SMS, using our Programmable SMS product. Generally, using our APIs requires programming.
Your CRM or internal tools are not necessarily natively connected with Twilio. In this article, we will show you how to deploy and use a turnkey application to send your first SMS campaigns from data (numbers and variable fields) contained in a CSV file, all without writing a line of code.
This application will be deployed on the Twilio Runtime platform, a serverless platform that makes it so you don't have to worry about hosting infrastructure.
Solution: CSV to SMS Campaigns
Below is a screenshot of the application we are going to use and the result for one of the recipients.
This article describes how to set up and use the CSV to SMS application. Below is a video that explains how it works …
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.
You will need the following things to follow along:
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.
- 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 …
We’ve all had moments where we’ve listened to a song, but just couldn’t remember the name of it or it was on the tip of our tongues. In times like these, Shazam is the way to go; open up the app, have it listen to some audio and it’ll immediately output the song title and artist.
When Shazam first launched, it was initially a phone service only in the UK where you dialed “2580” to identify a song. Once you called the number, you would hold your phone near the audio and it would then hang up after 30 seconds while sending you an SMS of the song title and artist.
After finding out about their “2580” service, the inner engineer in me came out. I was curious to see how this can be built with Twilio Programmable Voice and SMS so I challenged myself to create a clone of …
You successfully created a text message but shortly after received the unfortunate
[Twilio Alert] On 1st error each day email. Maybe it was a
30006 - Landline or unreachable carrier or other undelivered message error. If you're lucky, your application handles status callbacks for undelivered messages.
What if there was a way to catch undeliverable messages proactively? This blog post will walk you through using the Lookup API to determine line type, so that you can filter landline numbers before sending an SMS to them (and being charged for that SMS).
How to determine if you have undelivered messages
Twilio uses status callbacks to track message delivery status with webhooks. Learn more …