Inspiration

My phone is getting old, and its storage capacity is MAXXED.

What it does

Connects Discord with SMS using a discord bot with commands.

How we built it

We imported these modules

  • Twilio API (to communicate via SMS)
  • Pycord (framework for discord bot)
  • SQLAlchemy (library for interacting with a database)

Challenges we ran into

The webhooks from Twilio (upon receiving a SMS message) were not compatible with Discord's webhook system, and with Flask not being asynchronous, we had to resort to a external service to catch, send and transform the webhooks in the middle. Once we added our second database table, our SQL queries stopped working. It took us a while to figure out that SQLAlchemy only accepts one query at a time.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

The effectiveness and user-friendliness of the slash commands.

What we learned

We learned how to use the Twilio API, as well as Pycord. We also learned to overcome THE crushing hardship of something going wrong, and not having the foggiest idea of what it is

What's next for Discord Bridge

Potential Twilio WhatsApp API implementation

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