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Introduction to Twilio - AAPUG

Jacob Mather
December 02, 2012

Introduction to Twilio - AAPUG

This covers just a brief introduction of the possible things you can do with Twilio.

For the demo, check out https://github.com/jmather/twilio-demo

Jacob Mather

December 02, 2012
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  1. Intro  to  
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  2. What  Twilio  Does  
    Twilio  provides  an  easy  API  for  handling  Voice  
    and  SMS  acBviBes.  
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  3. How  Twilio  Does  It  
    Twilio  offers  a  RESTful  API,  and  markup  based  
    response  language  to  enable  easy,  meaningful  
    interacBons  with  their  service.  
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  4. Quick  Ideas  
    •  Text/call-­‐in  VoBng  
    •  PBX  Service  (phone  tree)  
    •  Voicemail  System  
    •  SMS  NoBficaBons  
    •  Phone  NoBficaBons  
    •  Custom  Conference  ConfiguraBons  
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  5. InteresBng  things  with  Voice  
    •  You  can  record  calls  
    •  You  can  transcribe  those  recordings  
    •  You  can  accept  numerical  input  
    •  You  can  play  audio  files  
    •  You  can  automaBcally  convert  text  to  speech  
    •  You  can  use  exisBng  phone  numbers  
    •  You  can  purchase  phone  numbers  
    •  You  can  port  phone  numbers  
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  6. InternaBonal  
    •  You  can  place  calls  to  anywhere  in  the  world.  
    •  You  can  SMS  to  40+  countries.  
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  7. To  Try  It  Out  
    To  get  a  handle  on  some  of  the  basics,  let’s  do  
    something  interesBng:  
     
    1)  Text  a  message  in  
    2)  Have  the  system  call  us  and  say  it  back  
    3)  System  takes  a  voice  message  from  you  
    4)  System  texts  you  back  what  you  said  
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  8. Sound  cool?  
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  9. Demo  
     
    Check  out  the  repo  and  try  it  yourself!  
     
    hbps://github.com/jmather/twilio-­‐demo  
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