I'm having a tough time understanding Twilio. I've read the docs, and plan to read them again, but I was hoping for some pointers. I am using Ruby on Rails for my application.
What I want to do is to be able to receive a text message from a user with some body text. Then, I want to be able to save that text in my model some how. How do I go about doing this?
The Twilio number can be associated with a callback URL which it will send a POST request to when it receives an SMS. This callback URL should be customized to point to a controller in your app that you will use for processing SMS. From there, you can just read the params hash for details of the SMS message received. Of note:
params['Body']. Store the text from those params into any model you like!
Twilio Callback URL
resource :sms, only: :create
class SmsController < ApplicationController skip_before_filter :force_ssl # You may need this if your app uses https normally def create # Do something with params['From'] -- contains the phone number the SMS came from # Do something with params['Body'] -- contains the text sent in the SMS # <Reponse/> is the minimum to indicate a "no response" from Twilio render xml: "<Response/>" end end