mark cerqueira well-rounded nerd

Automated SMS Via Twilio

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a simple email reminder program that pulled events from Google Calendar and then notified people about it with an email sent via the Gmail API. You can read more about the why and how in that post.

After getting that up and running, I quickly got a feature request: “it’d be really cool if it could send a text message too!” I’m a strong believer in ask (kindly) and you (may) receive…

Setting up automated text messages was a breeze with Twilio. The API is super simple and just works. And it’s pretty cheap too: $1.00 a month for a number (needed to send text messages) and under one cent ($0.0075) per text message sent.

The updated code can be found on kendo-emailer on Github. TwilioHelper and TwilioConfiguration are the main files to look at if you’re interested in setting up Twilio yourself.