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Create Flic actions with Azure Functions and Twilio SMS

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Communicating can be tough when you're not in the mood for talking. And sometimes, texting can be just as exhaustive. This tutorial will teach you how to use Azure Functions, a Flic button and Twilio SMS to send a text message to a designated phone number.

Language: JavaScript

APIs/Product(s): Azure Functions, Flic, and Twilio SMS

So what is Flic? A Flic is a shortcut button for common tasks to control smart devices wirelessly. When a person clicks the Flic button, an action will take plce. In our case, a text message will be sent to a designated phone number.


Sign Up for Twilio and Get a Phone Number

In order to work with Twilio’s products, you’ll need to sign up and purchase a voice enabled phone number. If you’re new to Twilio, you can start with a free trial. For further assistance on signing up and purchasing a phone number, visit Twilio.

Sign Up for an Azure Subscription

You can create a FREE Azure Subscription to setup your Azure Function. The free trial will provide you with 12 months of free services.

Purchase Flic Button

You can purchase one here!

Access the GitHub Repository

You will need the files in this repository as they will be used throughout the tutorial.


You can find the full tutorial on how to create this app by visiting the Vogue & Code website.

Additional Resources

Microsoft Learn Azure Functions

Microsoft Azure Functions Documentation

Flic User Manual

Twilio Programmable SMS Quickstart - Node.js


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