Python Helper

    The Plivo Python helper simplifies the process of making Plivo API calls and generating Plivo XML. Please note that this is the legacy version.

    If you are looking for the latest version, you can get it here.

    Prerequisites

    • Python >= 2.5
    • Pip - a tool for installing and managing Python packages.

    Installation

    Quick Installation

    Run the following command for a quick installation of the Python helper.

    $ pip install plivo
    

    Manual Installation

    Install the helper manually from Github.

    $ git clone git://github.com/plivo/plivo-python.git
    $ python setup.py install
    

    Using the library

    Initializing the RestAPI client

    You can use plivo.RestAPI to initialize a REST client that can make API requests to Plivo.

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    auth_id = "Your AUTH_ID"
    auth_token = "Your AUTH_TOKEN"
    p = plivo.RestAPI(auth_id, auth_token)
    

    Send an SMS

    The snippet below shows how you can send an SMS.

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    params = {
        'src': '1111111111',
        'dst' : '2222222222',
        'text' : u"Hello, how are you?"
    }
    
    response = p.send_message(params)
    

    Check out Message API documentation for more details.

    Make an Outbound Phone Call

    You can make outbound phone calls to landlines, mobiles, and SIP endpoints (e.g., softphones), in any of our 200+ coverage countries

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    params = {
        'to': '2222222222',
        'from' : '1111111111',
        'answer_url' : "https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.plivo.com/answer.xml",
        'answer_method' : "GET"
    }
    
    response = p.make_call(params)
    

    Check out Call API documentation for more details.

    Examples

    Take a look at the Python examples on GitHub.

    Reporting Issues

    Please report issues or submit patches using the Github Issue Tracker or Customer Support.

    License

    The Plivo Python Helper Library is written by the Plivo Team and is distributed under the MIT License.