Call or TXT CheerLights
CheerLights Hotline: +1 385-282-4337
If you call the CheerLights hotline above, you can find out the latest CheerLights color that everyone else is seeing around the world. You can even send it a TXT message.
How it works:
The hotline works by using the Twilio API to forward calls to the ioBridge API. The ioBridge API supports Twilio Phone and Twilio SMS, by adding “format=twiml” or “format=twimlsms” to any ioBridge Widget call. This request looks up the latest CheerLights color and adds on some text and returns it back to Twilio to be read on the phone or written out in a TXT message.
Using the iobride widget builder, I created an External Monitor Widget. This widget type reads in a URL of your choice and presents the parsed results. Using the API behind ioBridge, we can take that output and feed it into Twilio’s API.
here is what the Twilio API calls look like via the ioBridge platform:
Who would have thought that Holiday Lights could use a phone? The Internet of Things!