How to Handle SMS and Voice Communications Using Node
- 07 Jun 2022
Plivo has a lot of great capabilities built into its cloud communications platform. If you’re a Node.js developer, this post is for you: Learn how easy it is to send and receive SMS text messages and make and receive voice calls with Node, the Plivo Node.js SDK, and Plivo APIs.
How to send and receive SMS messages
If you’re interested in messaging applications, Plivo’s cloud communications platform makes things easy for you. Sending an SMS message requires just 10 lines of code; receiving messages takes just 22, or you can create a Node.js application to receive and respond to SMS messages.
How to send and receive MMS messages
Sending MMS messages is equally simple, and we’ve written a guide to receiving and responding to MMS messages with Node.js.
How to get set up and make and receive phone calls
Start by reading how to make a phone call from a Node application using Plivo’s Voice API. That post covers how to install Plivo’s Node.js SDK, which makes it easier to build applications that use Plivo. The SDK provides objects, functions, and methods to handle common tasks associated with building voice and messaging applications.
Once you have that in place, you can use PHLO, Plivo’s visual workflow design studio, to set up the workflow of the call, then trigger the PHLO with a few lines of Node code.
Once you know how to use Node with Plivo to make and receive calls, you can move into specific use cases, such as call forwarding and interactive voice response systems.
From there, the sky’s the limit. We support you all the way with our Node.js SDK, Quickstart guides that include using Express.js and NestJS, and more than a dozen use case guides, and if those aren’t enough, you can contact our support team for white glove support.