#100DaysOfWeb in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Day 51: Twilio
Lecture: Your single day overview
0:00 Very quick overview of
0:01 what we are going to do using the readme.
0:04 As you can see, there's not much here
0:06 because this is just the one day.
0:08 In this single day chapter, you're going to create
0:10 and configure your very own Twilio account.
0:12 So follow along as we do that.
0:15 Make sure you get that set up correctly.
0:17 Keep in mind that if you do experience
0:20 a screen that does talk about your address
0:23 it does need a proper address
0:25 and that would be because your country
0:27 has anti-spam laws as we do here in Australia.
0:31 You shouldn't if you follow along the way we have but
0:35 now, aside from that, pop through the videos
0:38 learn how to send an SMS or text message
0:40 to your mobile phone using the Twilio API.
0:44 It's really easy.
0:46 I would encourage you to have a quick read
0:48 of the restrictions of the trial account
0:52 that we will be using for this.
0:54 If you look at those restrictions
0:55 you'll see what you can and what you can't do
0:58 with your free account.
1:00 Now, one last thing, because this is
1:02 a very quick and easy set of videos
1:06 if you have time at the end, just go ahead
1:09 and think about how you can make this better.
1:12 What could you send out from Twilio?
1:15 I'll give you an example.
1:16 I created a screen scraper, something that went through
1:20 the stored up Steam-powered website and got me the titles
1:23 of all the newest games that came down every day.
1:26 And what I had my app doing was sending me a text message.
1:30 It got very expensive so I turned it off.
1:32 But sending me a text message every day
1:34 of what the latest games were.
1:36 So that's just one little example.
1:38 Come up with your own if you have the time.
1:41 Otherwise, think of this as a nice easy day
1:44 right around the halfway mark of your 100 days of code.
1:47 Move on and watch the videos.