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Twilio as an SMS platform

Twilio is a messaging, voice, video, and authentication API for every application. It has helper libraries or SDKs in many different programming languages that help developers create apps that can leverage the power of voice and messaging.

Despite that, SMS is still very strong and widely used in enterprise development for things such as marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) automation, real-time alert notifications, and two-step verification of a user's identify.

The significance of SMS usage in the business world is incredibly important given that the technology is considered mature, widely spread, proven, and reliable.

Twilio's services are accessed over HTTP(S) through a RESTful API or helper libraries. Its ...

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