Course info
Mar 6, 2013
1h 7m

This course introduces the Twilio cloud services for integrating SMS and voice call behaviors into your applications. Topics covered include sending and receiving SMS messages, placing and receiving voice calls, interacting with the caller via keypresses and recording and playing back calls over the web.

About the author
About the author

Robert spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft creating software that made it easier for everyone else to write software. Most recently Robert worked on Team Foundation Server on the Administration and Version Control teams. Currently Robert can be found working in the utilities sector on Smart Grid technologies.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Twilio Service Basics
Robert Horvick: Hello; and welcome to the Pluralsight Twilio Service Basics course. My name is Robert Horvick, and in this course you are going to be introduced to the Twilio Service and learn how you can use it to add basic telephony behaviors to your development toolset. In this module, we're going to start with the basic introduction to Twilio. We will learn at a very high level how it fits into your application. Next, we will create a free account on Twilio. This account will have all the capabilities necessary to complete the remainder of the course. We will briefly look at what happens when a request comes from Twilio, and in what format Twilio expects a response. Requests and responses will be covered in greater detail in this module, and in the next 2 modules. To get our feet wet with Twilio, we will create a very simple web service that simply echoes an SMS message. We will then talk about authentication of Twilio messages, and finally we'll revisit the echo demo and add the authentication process.

Twilio SMS Basics
Hello and welcome to the Pluralsight Twilio SMS Basics module of the Twilio Basics course. In this module, we're going to be diving a little deeper into sending and receiving SMS messages using Twilio. Along the way, we're going to be building the first stage of an MVC4 application that will allow registered users to create text posts using SMS messages, and in the next module, create audio posts using voice calls. This module will start with an overview of the Twilio API for sending outgoing text messages. Next, we'll create a simple console application that sends a text message. After that, we'll look at the Timeline application we'll be creating through the rest of this module and extending in the next module. We'll work through the first Timeline scenario, which is account verification using an SMS message and then we'll post messages to the front page of the Timeline application using SMS messages.

Twilio Voice Basics
Robert Horvick: Hello and welcome to the Pluralsight Twilio Voice Basics module, the Twilio Basics course. My name is Robert Horvick and in this module we're going to be taking our first steps with the Twilio Voice Calling API. We'll start by learning how to place an outgoing call and playing a message to the person that answers. Next we'll see how to accept an incoming call and record a message from the caller. Finally we'll learn how to gather key presses from the caller and respond to the key presses. Along the way, we'll be extending the Timeline application to accept incoming calls to create audio posts, to verify the registered phone number with a voice call and to secure the audio posting by requiring a Pin code be entered when creating a new post.