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Configuring the Twilio Messaging Backend

Twilio is a cloud communications platform that was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco. It allows a user/developer to make/receive phone calls programmatically and send/receive text messages using web service APIs. For this chapter, we shall only be demonstrating its messaging function; however, we request and anticipate that the reader will extend the functionality of this skill by adding the phone call functionality as a homework exercise.

To configure Twilio as our messaging backend, we shall be following these steps:

  1. Please navigate to www.twilio.com in your web browser, as seen in this screenshot:
Fig 3.4: Twilio landing page
  1. Please click on Get a free API key or Sign up (both ...

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