This video course will get you up and running with exciting web services quickly, allowing you to build real-time applications. You will learn to use tools that interact with users beyond the browser for a range of important use cases.
We will start by looking at the tools and services that Pusher and Twilio offer getting to grips with their web interfaces, debug console, and provisioning tools. Mid-way through the tutorial, we’ll look at building useful real-time and communication-based applications and learn how to build applications that can leverage the power of both Twilio and Pusher combined. Then, we will move on to building telephone verification systems with the help of 2-factor authentication tools. Before we reach the end of this course, we will develop innovative IVR systems to guide users through a telephone menu system, and update other users with their progress in real time. Finally, we will create telephone conferencing tools, voicemail services, and automated call-back request systems.
With this course, you will be able to verify your users, deal with their requests, and update them to progress and activities in real time, and much more.
Michael Peacock is an experienced software developer and team lead, from Newcastle, UK, with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Durham. After spending a number of years running his own web agency, and subsequently working directly for a number of software start-ups, Michael now runs his own software development company, helping a range of companies with application development, software processes, and technical direction. He is the author of Creating Development Environments with Vagrant, PHP 5 Social Networking, PHP 5 E-Commerce Development, Drupal 7 Social Networking, Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce, and Building Websites with TYPO3. Other publications Michael has been involved in include Advanced API Security, Mobile Web Development, Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook, and Drupal for Education and E-Learning, for which he acted as a technical reviewer.
This gets you up and running with a Twilio account and provides you information on how to connect inbound phone numbers to your applications.
This gets you up and running with a Pusher account and tests the flow of messages through Pusher and to a client, in real time.
This gets your Twilio code set up within your application; the code is ready to communicate with the API.
This gives us a number that we can use to make and receive calls and text messages.
This allows us to start and carry out conversations with our users.
This introduces the TwiML service class to generate TwiML and lets us pass it to generate outgoing calls.
This gives us a conference room for group conversations and shows us how we can have a call moderator.
This lets us record a message from our user as well as have a copy of the audio file automatically transcribing the contents into text.
This allows us to change the flow of an ongoing call based on a user's response to specific prompts, capturing information with the Gather TwiMLverb.
This lets us send data to pusher to be distributed to connected clients in real time.
This allows us to receive real-time notifications from Pusher and act upon them.
Sending data to pusher synchronously in our application isn’t ideal; connectivity or issues with their service could result in delays for our users and application.
List data that has been pushed in real time.
Fulfill a callback request, connecting the user to an operative site and updating the user on the status of the request in real time.
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