Developer examples and tutorials
There are many ways you can use the Burner Developer Connection (custom incoming and outgoing webhooks) to add functionality to your Burner number. This page contains examples and guides to getting the most out of your number, whether you are a full fledged developer or just a curious beginner.
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FAQBot is an SMS bot that augments Burner's Slack connection by enabling an API.ai-powered agent to sit alongside the humans in your Slack channel and respond automatically and intelligently to incoming texts.
FAQBot is designed as a customer service bot for SMS-enabled customer service as is possible with Burner's Slack connection. FAQBot can answer questions about your product, and even some general knowledge questions. It can also serve as reference code for anyone who wants to augment a human-powered, Burner-connected Slack channel and add a custom API.ai or other 3rd-party bot agent to that channel.
FAQBot is based on a fork of API.ai's Slack connection and was built by Voxable.
Echobot is a simple tutorial that will allow you to create a bot for your Burner number using incoming and outgoing webhooks. The tutorial will show you how to quickly deploy a simple application to heroku that will add a bot to your Burner line that auto responds to any incoming text with a new text that has the same message.
This tutorial will allow you to add any api.ai agent to your Burner line. You will learn how to create an api.ai agent without any code, deploy a simple app to a heroku server, and attach that agent to your Burner so it can easily reply back based on how you configured the agent.
It's easy to use Burner's incoming and outcoming webhooks to connect your phone number to a vast number of IFTTT recipes. Forward text messages to your Gmail address, turn on your Philips Hue Lights when you receive a text, or send someone a text when you get home.
Use Burner webhooks with Zapier to trigger actions in other apps you use. Zapier call these "Zaps." You can make simple Zaps, or complex ones that, for example, only trigger an action when you get a text from a certain person. In this tutorial you will forward inbound texts to your gmail account.