LiveAnswer is powered by Twilio and we just returned back from Twilio Signal conference in San Francisco. They launched a lot of new products including Programmable Wireless. Programable Wireless allows you to integrate cellular data, SMS and voice communications into connected devices which means you can build communication workflows for cellular-connected Iot devices.
There are an endless amount of use cases including wearables, agricultural monitoring, automotive tracking and security. We decided to build a simple proof of concept to show you how it works – a luggage tracker. All you have to do is send the device a text message that says “Where are you?” and the device responds back with the location.
We’ve provided the source code and how-to explanation below. It should take you less than hour to put this together.