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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', '~> 5.0.0.rc1'

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

gem install twilio-ruby -v 5.0.0.rc1

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

Migration from 4.x

Upgrade Guide

Documentation

Here

Feedback

During the Release Candidate period of this library, please leave all feedback and issues in the Github Issues for twilio-ruby.

Getting Started

Setup Work

require 'twilio-ruby'

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

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

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

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

Make a Call

@client.api..calls.create(
  from: '+14159341234',
  to: '+16105557069',
  url: 'http://example.com'
)

Send an SMS

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

Customizing your HTTP Client

twilio-ruby uses Faraday to make HTTP requests. You can tell Twilio::REST::Client to use any of the Faraday adapters like so:

@client.http_client.adapter = :typhoeus

Getting Started With Client Capability Tokens

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:
 = 'AC043dcf9844e13758bc3a36a84c29761'
auth_token = '62ea81de3a5b413254eb263595357c69'

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

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!