Tag Archives: messaging app

Building A Group Messaging App with Meteor, MongoDB and Twilio

via Building A Group Messaging App with Mongo DB, Meteor and Twilio.

There’s been a lot of buzz around the Meteor framework, and with their adoption of ES6 coming later this summer now is a better time than ever to try it out!

In this post, we are going to build a simplified GroupMe clone using Meteor, MongoDB, and Twilio. The app will serve as an SMS group messenger that will let us create groups of phone numbers and blast a text message to every member of that group. We will also expand its functionality to allow groups and individual numbers to be toggled on or off depending on who we want to receive a particular text.

If at any point you are receiving errors and feel lost, or you just want to run this application without building it, you can obtain the finished source code here.

Otherwise, prepare to explore the Meteor universe.

Podcast: Revolutionary messaging app Firechat

The team discuss the revelations that Facebook experimented with members’ news feeds in the name of scientific researchAleks KrotoskiAlex HernCharles ArthurJuliette GarsideStuart DredgeJason Phipps