No Code Wiki: Twilio Review

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Twilio is the go to tool to use to send text messages. But the hidden secret that is not widely known, is using Twilio in combination with Zapier. 

Below I have added a successful project launched on Product Hunt called Dream Vacay. Below are my stack notes and I’ll be adding a tutorial of how I linked together the stack of Carrd>Typeform>Zapier>Twilio. 

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Pros and Cons of Twilio

Positives

  • Twilio makes it easy enough to send text messages with extensive documentation and guided setup
  • The most helpful feature is the ease to which it integrates with Zapier. I'd recommend whether just starting out or creating a quick MVP, use Zapier to create customized Zaps that use Twilio as a sender. An analogy using email service like Mailchimp, using Zapier to create the copy and logic for the text message as a WYSIWYG for is for creating the email and Twilio like Mailchimp actually delivers the text/email.
  • If you are a developer you should have plenty of documentation to use and go
  • Pricing is fair and can buy small amounts to get started when creating an MVP without a big commitment

Negatives

  • Twilio is not as intuitive to use if you are new to development or no-code.
  • Even if you are experienced product manager, twilio can be overwhelming as it core audience is developers. Twilio is not as user friendly as say Zapier. However it does not need to be. Just use Twilio as an means to an end.

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Maker: Michael Best Place to Find Him: Twitter Project stack for Dream Vacay can be found here. Project link for Dream Vacay.

+ Twilio is essential to launching an app that sends text messages. Twilio was easy enough to quickly create a custom phone number, get API authorization connected to Zapier and also has a nifty dashboard to track text messages sent. 

+ Twilio used in association with Zapier makes it possible to do these things: 1) create logic of when to send text messages 2) House the copy and text in the message 3)trigger when to send the text messages using Twilio as a sender