If you haven't heard yet, Twilio annouced MMS support today on all US and Canada phone numbers. I'm so stoked about this new feature and I knew exactly what I wanted to build with it.
Introducing the MMS Meme Generator
It is my belief that a mechanism for sending pictures cannot survive in the market if it does not generate memes. The internet demands the ability to express itself with images containing words. So, I am excited to bring you the first Twilio powered MMS meme generator.
How it works
All you need to do is send a properly formatted text message to (443)746-3637 -- that's (443)74-MEMES -- and you'll get back an MMS with your meme. Here are the supported memes in v1:
- One does not simply ______
- What if I told you ______
- Brace yourselves ______
- ______ but that's none of my business
- ______ all the ______
- ______ ain't nobody got time for that
- ______ we're dealing with a badass over here
- ______ aaaaand it's gone (note: any number of a's will work on this one!)
Have fun with this!
Hope you have some fun with this. Share your funniest memes with me on Twitter @brentschooley! Future additions will allow you to send these memes to your friends by sending their phone number in the text. Also, stay tuned to the Twilio blog where in a few weeks I'll show you how this was built.
If you want to get started with Twilio MMS, my team has put together a great Getting Started post that covers Node, Python, C#, PHP, Java and Ruby. Show me what you build!