Learn to build an advanced telephony application using Packt’s new book and eBook

October 2013 | Cookbooks, MySQL, Networking & Telephony, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Twilio Cookbook, a practical, hands-on guide that provides the reader with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises to build a telephony application using Twilio’s web service APIs. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and other select formats. The print book comes in at over 224 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the e-book and Kindle versions are available for $23.99.

About the author: Roger Stringer has been a PHP developer since 2001 and has been working on projects of all sizes for companies all over the world. He has also formed several startups over the years and most of them have been powered by Twilio to provide services. Roger is the founder of The Interviewr, a Twilio-powered startup that makes interviewing more efficient by helping with scheduling, contact management, and conducting and recording interviews.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. It takes care of the messy telecom hardware and exposes a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems.

Twilio Cookbook helps in using Twilio’s API to add telephone functionality to websites. API helps in adding 2-factor authentication for verifying the users, track orders via SMS, send surveys using SMS, allow users to buy phone numbers, set up and delete sub-accounts. It can help the user to find out if a human is answering a phone call or a machine using PVR.

Along with integrating phone features on the developer’s website, it helps in building an IVR system, company directory and voicemail box. Twilio also helps in combining with other APIs to build a handy local search system such as a local business search, movie listings search, and web search.

The book covers the following topic: Chapter 1: Into the Frying Pan Chapter 2: Now We're Cooking Chapter 3: Conducting Surveys via SMS Chapter 4: Building a Conference Calling System Chapter 5: Combining Twilio with Other APIs Chapter 6: Sending and Receiving SMS Messages Chapter 7: Building a Reminder System Chapter 8: Building an IVR System Chapter 9: Building Your Own PBX Chapter 10: Digging into OpenVBX

Packt Publishing has also released these other books:
Instant Simple Botting with PHP [Instant](Forthcoming)
Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery(Forthcoming)

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

Twilio Cookbook
Over 60 easy-to-follow recipes ranging from walking you through key features of Twilio's API to building advanced telephony application

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/twilio-cookbook/book

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