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twilio-ruby

A module for using the Twilio REST API and generating valid TwiML. Click here to read the full documentation.

Installation

To install using Bundler grab the latest stable version:

gem 'twilio-ruby', '~> 4.2.1'

To manually install twilio-ruby via Rubygems simply gem install:

gem install twilio-ruby

To build and install the development branch yourself from the latest source:

git clone git@github.com:twilio/twilio-ruby.git
cd twilio-ruby
make install

Getting Started With REST

Setup Work

require 'rubygems' # not necessary with ruby 1.9 but included for completeness
require 'twilio-ruby'

# put your own credentials here
account_sid = 'ACxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
auth_token = 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy'

# set up a client to talk to the Twilio REST API
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new account_sid, auth_token

# alternatively, you can preconfigure the client like so
Twilio.configure do |config|
  config.account_sid = account_sid
  config.auth_token = auth_token
end

# and then you can create a new client without parameters
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new

Send an SMS

@client.messages.create(
  from: '+14159341234',
  to: '+16105557069',
  body: 'Hey there!'
)

Send an MMS

@client.messages.create(
  from: '+14159341234',
  to: '+16105557069',
  body: 'Hey there!',
  media_url: 'http://example.com/smileyface.jpg'
)

Do Some Stuff With Calls

# make a new outgoing call
@call = @client.calls.create(
  from: '+14159341234',
  to: '+18004567890',
  url: 'http://example.com/call-handler'
)

# hangup a ringing call, but don't touch it if it's connected
@call.cancel

# if you have the call sid, you can fetch a call object via:
@call = @client.calls.get('CA386025c9bf5d6052a1d1ea42b4d16662')

# redirect an in-progress call
@call.redirect_to('http://example.com/call-redirect')

# hangup a call, no matter whether it is ringing or connected
@call.hangup

List Calls after a certain time

# list calls made or received on or after May 13, 2013
@client.calls.list("start_time>" => "2013-05-13") # Notice we omit the "=" in the "start_time>=" parameter because it is automatically added

Buy a Phone Number

# print some available numbers
@numbers = @client.available_phone_numbers.get('US').local.list(
  contains: 'AWESOME'
)
@numbers.each {|num| puts num.phone_number}

# buy the first one
@number = @numbers[0].phone_number
@client.incoming_phone_numbers.create(phone_number: @number)

Create a Task with TaskRouter

If you need to create a Task to TaskRouter, you can do so by using the TaskRouterClient.

Additional resources had off of the workspace object (task_queues, workers, workflows, activities, tasks, statistics, events).

require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# put your own account credentials here:
account_sid = 'ACxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
auth_token  = 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy'
workspace_sid = 'WSzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz'

# set up a client
client = Twilio::REST::TaskRouterClient.new account_sid, auth_token, workspace_sid

# create a task
workflow_sid = 'WWffffffffffffffffffffffffffff'
client.workspace.tasks.create(attributes: '{"foo": "bar"}', workflow_sid: "WWfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff")

Create a Twilio Client Capability Token

If you just need to generate a Capability Token for use with Twilio Client, you can do this:

require 'rubygems' # not necessary with ruby 1.9 but included for completeness
require 'twilio-ruby'

# put your own account credentials here:
account_sid = 'ACxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
auth_token = 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy'

# set up
capability = Twilio::Util::Capability.new account_sid, auth_token

# allow outgoing calls to an application
capability.allow_client_outgoing 'AP89a0180a1a4ddf1da954efca349b7a20'

# allow incoming calls to 'andrew'
capability.allow_client_incoming 'andrew'

# generate the token string
@token = capability.generate

There is a slightly more detailed document in the Capability section of the wiki.

Lookup Phone Number information

You can look up details on phone numbers with the Lookups API.

require 'twilio-ruby'

# put your own credentials here
account_sid = 'ACxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
auth_token = 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy'

# set up a client to talk to the Twilio REST API
@lookups_client = Twilio::REST::LookupsClient.new account_sid, auth_token

# lookup a number
number = @lookups_client.phone_numbers.get('+14159341234')

# investigate the number
number.national_format
# => "(415) 934-1234"
number.country_code
# => "US"

Getting Started With TwiML

TwiML support is based on the Builder library. You can construct a TwiML response like this:

require 'rubygems' # not necessary with ruby 1.9 but included for completeness
require 'twilio-ruby'

# build up a response
response = Twilio::TwiML::Response.new do |r|
  r.Say 'hello there', voice: 'alice'
  r.Dial callerId: '+14159992222' do |d|
    d.Client 'jenny'
  end
end

# print the result
puts response.text

This will print the following (except for the whitespace):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Response>
  <Say voice="alice">hello there</Say>
  <Dial callerId="+14159992222">
    <Client>jenny</Client>
  </Dial>
</Response>

Supported Ruby Versions

This library supports and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:

Getting help

If you need help installing or using the library, please contact Twilio Support at help@twilio.com first. Twilio's Support staff are well-versed in all of the Twilio Helper Libraries, and usually reply within 24 hours.

If you've instead found a bug in the library or would like new features added, go ahead and open issues or pull requests against this repo!

More Information

There are more detailed examples in the included examples directory. Also for those upgrading, the upgrade guide is available in the twilio-ruby github wiki.

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