Use Parabola to send and receive SMS messages using Twilio without code
Twilio is a powerful tool developers can use to programmatically send and receive texts. Since Parabola lets you be your own developer via drag-and-drop, you can now harness the power of Twilio directly in your flows.
How many times have you thought to yourself, I really need a way to systematically send messages to my customers, but don't know how to code and don't want use a developer?
Use Twilio, the Parabola way (without writing code)
Twilio is a powerful tool developers can use to programmatically send and receive texts. All of that power and flexibility, however, comes at the cost of a developer to set up, maintain, and expand the code for you. Since Parabola lets you be your own developer via drag-and-drop, you can now harness the power of Twilio directly in your flows.
Here's how you can cut out the middleman and build your own Twilio SMS application with Parabola in just a few minutes.
Fetching messages from Twilio
The Twilio source can fetch the logs for any outbound messages from your Twilio account, just like the Sent folder in your email client. Use this data to update your CRM whenever a customer gets a text message from your application, or to check the recipients of an SMS message before it sends to ensure they have not received it before.
The Twilio source can also fetch any inbound messages to any of your Twilio numbers. This is like your email inbox. If you use a single Twilio number to send many types of messages, this is a great way to route their responses to the necessary people, based off of the sentiment score of the body of the message, who sent it, or what time it came in.
Sending batches of SMS messages from Twilio
The Twilio SMS destination can be used to initiate SMS messages while your Parabola flow runs. This allows you to send out custom or generic SMS messages to a list of recipients at scheduled times. Use the destination to send your sales team a rollup of their weekly performance, remind event goers that an event is coming up, or constantly ping your friends to pay you back for that camping trip.