Twilio expands the number of services on IBM Cloud
Twilio is very happy to announce our expanded partnership with IBM, bringing five new custom integrations to IBM Cloud. With Twilio and IBM, you’ll be able to build communications into your Web app without worrying about provisioning and maintaining servers.
Twilio provides powerful, easy-to-use communication APIs and services that make it simple to add interactivity, feedback, and support into your Web application. We provide APIs for text messaging, voice, and video as well as services such as mass notifications and call center management to supercharge your communications and workflow in minimal time. Twilio also simplifies complex security integrations with solutions for Two-Factor Authentication and Phone Verification.
Five new Twilio integrations on IBM Cloud
Twilio and IBM now provide five integrations which make common communications use-cases simple to spin up on IBM. IBM Cloud now includes three communications integrations and two security integrations, covering the following Twilio products and solutions:
Each new Twilio integration comes with complete documentation and a custom Node.js Starter Application.
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From there you can select the integration you’d like to try. Or, read the rest of this post for a quick look at how best to exercise each one quickly.
Note that each integration requires slightly different environment variables and keys to work. Generally, you will need your Twilio Account SID and Auth Token, which are found in the Twilio Console. Some integrations will also require API Keys and Secrets; API Key/Secret pairs can be generated in the Twilio Runtime API Key Console.
In this sample app, we build an application that demonstrates sending SMS messages, as well as exposing URLs to receive SMS and MMS messages. You’ll build the ingoing and outgoing messaging infrastructure and be introduced to webhooks, or callbacks from Twilio triggered by communications events.
We build a browser dialing application that allows you to dial out to any number without leaving your Web page. With some small tweaks, you could easily add voice support to your website or qualify leads for your sales team – all live in reaction to changing business conditions.
For some conversations, voice just doesn’t do it justice – we prove that assertion with a Video Chat application you can immediately share with friends to start video chatting. Using the power of Twilio’s Video product and the flexibility of IBM Cloud’s offerings and server performance, you’ll be seeing your friends and customers in no time.
Verify that your users are who they say they are with Twilio Verify API integration and sample app. Proper verification checks that your newest signup has the phone number they claim in their possession before letting them set up an account, reducing fraudulent account signups and spam.
Passwords are a great first step for security but unfortunately, data breaches and easy-to-guess passwords limit the usefulness of user passwords as a secure solution. This integration and sample app concentrates on adding something you have, a phone with SMS capabilities or the Authy mobile App, to the security mix.