Thursday, 20 April, 2017 UTC


Andrew Baker is developer educator at Twilio.
Texting has outpaced email and phone calls as the quickest method to get in contact with someone, and it is fast becoming a way to reach anyone. A simple SMS has the capability to reach any of the 4.5 billion text-enabled devices in the world. Today, appointment reminders, ETA alerts for on-demand services, banking notifications, and flight status are all sent conveniently and programmatically directly to the user’s phone via SMS.
Twilio’s Programmable SMS API lets you send and receive text messages right in your web applications. With a few lines of code, you can get an SMS app running in a few minutes. Though Programmable SMS supports several languages, like Java and C#, for the purposes of this tutorial we’re going to focus on using Node.js.
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