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6. Sending Daily SMS Reminders

Roger Stringer1  
Penticton, BC, Canada

In this chapter, I’ll show you how you can use Node.js, Flybase, and Twilio to write your very own daily SMS reminder app.

Necessary Tools

  • Twilio to send and receive SMS messages

  • Flybase to store the users who have subscribed to our service

  • Node.js to build on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications

Scheduling SMS Messages with Cron

To get started, we’ll need to install a couple npm packages. We’ll be using the twilio package (https://github.com/twilio/twilio-node ...

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