Gumroad is a simple ecommerce tool that allows creators to sell digital products such as films, courses, e-books etc. Gumroad provides Ping, which is an alert in the form of an HTTP POST request that notifies you in real time whenever a product has been purchased.
In this tutorial we’ll build a Flask application that automatically sends you SMS notifications whenever there is a sale of one of your products on Gumroad.
To follow along, you’ll need the following:
- A free Twilio account and a Twilio phone number. If you use this link to register, you will receive $10 credit when you upgrade to a paid account.
- Python 3.6 or newer
- Ngrok. This will make the development version of our application accessible over the Internet.
- A Gumroad Account.
- A Heroku Account
- A mobile phone with SMS support
Creating a Python environment
Let’s create a …
2020 has brought unprecedented changes in the way businesses interact with their consumers. These changes forced businesses to stand up new use cases seemingly overnight, leading to a significant rise in digital communications. As we head into the end of the year, events like the U.S. Elections, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday make it more important than ever to deliver messages to end users at scale.
While Twilio allows customers to deliver messages globally at massive scale, the telecommunications world still has its finite limitations. Our focus continues to be removing those complexities while providing the right level of transparency so our customers can focus on creating truly differentiated experiences. So, we allow you to send as many message requests to Twilio as you’d like. When you send messages faster than your Twilio sender(s) can deliver them, those messages are queued on our platform, and delivered in order. But how …
Job search is a tedious and time-consuming task. Last year, when I was on a job hunt, I looked for opportunities everywhere - LinkedIn, Facebook groups, Slack channels, Twitter, Indeed, Glassdoor, and sometimes Instagram.
Given that there's a huge tech community on Twitter, I found it easier to look for jobs there. To reach out directly to the people who posted the job and get a response from them, positive or negative, made the job search less tiresome. There was no cold messaging, awkward introductions, or long wait as to whether a real person had read my resume or not.
I'd search on Twitter for keywords like
looking for frontend and
hiring frontend. I'd scroll through all the results and open the compelling opportunities in new tabs. And before I knew it, I had several tabs open for review.
Combing through Twitter became a daily practice, and then, one …
It takes time and a lot of effort to establish your identity at work before you feel comfortable and confident, especially if you’re a member of underrepresented groups. Black and Latinx professionals face a unique set of challenges and obstacles in navigating the workplace. Oftentimes, it can be difficult for these underrepresented groups to picture themselves in positions of power or to identify mentors, sponsors, and allies who understand their experiences. That’s because less than 5% of Fortune 500 company CEOs are Black and Latinx.
To help commonly underrepresented groups in the tech community overcome these challenges, Twilio proudly hosted the Navigating Corporate Spaces virtual event, moderated by Growth Account Executive Mónica Cottrell. In this Twilio After Hours event, we brought together two Black and Latinx professionals to share practical tips for thriving in the workplace.
Identifying and overcoming imposter syndrome
Featured guest Tammy Ramos, J.D., director of coaching services …
2020 has undoubtedly brought upon massive change in consumer digital spending habits. B2C companies across the board have quickly evolved their strategies to adapt to the new normal, implementing digital communications at different touchpoints in the customer journey. Whether it’s contactless delivery or channel expansion, companies have innovated to continue creating differentiated experiences for their customers.
As we head into the holiday season, and specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday, digital communications will play as critical of a role as ever. Retailers will no longer be able to have people packed into lines or stores. Shopping will be predominantly, if not completely, digital. While it will look different this year, the season is far from cancelled. In fact, we anticipate digital communications to be significantly leveraged so companies can provide their customers with the products and information they need.
Leading up to and during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we …
For even the most seasoned Twilio developer, the ability to reach more than 2B monthly active users on WhatsApp, with just a few lines of code, is close to magic. Today, we’re thrilled to share that support for the WhatsApp Business API is now Generally Available whether in Twilio Flex, the Twilio Conversations API, Twilio Programmable Messaging, or when using Twilio Runtime tools like Studio or the CLI.
Since launching support for WhatsApp on the Programmable Messaging API, more than 200,000 developers have started building on the platform. From customer support, to sales outreach, to supporting refugees, countless businesses and organizations have expanded to the WhatsApp Business API to take advantage of the higher consumer reach, deliverability, engagement rate, and rich messaging features.
Without downplaying our current situation, we can all admit that COVID-19 phrases are overused. You’ve likely heard these sayings over and over again: “Times are changing,” “During these unprecedented times,” “Our new normal,” or “Where’s all the toilet paper?” But what do these phrases really mean?
Aside from the toilet paper (just making sure you’re paying attention!), it’s clear that COVID-19 has transformed our everyday communications. As consumers turn to contact-less interactions, companies from all industries are leaning on developers to re-architect their communications to reflect this changing landscape.
Thankfully, you have email to serve as your foundation for a plethora of communications this holiday season. You’re the architect, but we’ll provide the building blocks you need to grow your email program and make it to the inbox...
Toolbox tips for a well-grounded …
Make the next big Internet of Things... thing.
SIGNAL 2020 was a big one for Twilio IoT. In the keynote, CEO Jeff Lawson talked about Microvisor: Twilio IoT’s new device builder platform for embedded developers. Microvisor is currently in a closed private beta, so we can’t play with it yet. However, we also got to see Twilio IoT’s more widely available offerings via demos, talks, and games.
SIGNAL TV’s live IoT robot battles, powered by Electric Imp. See the full segment here.
If you’re itching to hear more about the Microvisor, stay tuned or check out the Twilio IoT live video session coming out on November 5th. And for those of you who want to start building right now, here’s some currently available Twilio IoT tools that you can use today.
1. Electric Imp
Sometimes, we want to build for the Internet of Things, but we don’t want …
Halloween is just around the corner, and not only is it the prime time for tricks and treats, but it's also fun for those of you who love a thrill in storytelling. If you love writing – or simply want to get spooked out by what a computer can generate – then this will be a fun project for you to check out.
In this tutorial we will implement a task queue in Python to make multiple calls to OpenAI's GPT-3 engine to generate fictional text. Plus, you'll have a neat program to leave on your computer and trick people who look at your screen into thinking that an actual ghost is writing a story!
By 2012, Dahl felt the primary goal of creating a user-friendly non-blocking framework had been achieved, with Node.js having support for multiple protocols, cross-platform support, a relatively stable API, and a growing ecosystem of external modules distributed through npm.
But over time it became apparent to Dahl that a number of design decisions, like the early removal of Promises, caused problems. Security, the GYP build system, and …