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At its core, setting up a standardized workflow is about enabling your service providers (agents, hosts, customer service reps, administrators, and the rest of the gang) to better serve your customers.

To illustrate a very real-world example, today we'll build a PHP and Laravel webapp for finding and booking vacation properties — tentatively called Airtng.


  1. ホストが貸別荘の一覧を作成します
  2. A guest requests a reservation for a property
  3. ホストには予約リクエストを知らせるSMSが受信されます。 ホストは予約を「承諾」または「否認」します
  4. The guest is notified whether a request was rejected or accepted

AirbnbがTwilio SMSを使用して、世界中の6千万以上の旅行者たちに対するレンタル体験を明解にしている方法を学びましょう。


We'll be using the Twilio REST API to send our users messages at important junctures. Here's a bit more on our API:


        Let's boldly go to the next step! Hit the button below to begin.

        Let's Work on Our Workflow

        User and Session Management

        Our workflow will require allowing users to create accounts and log-in in order to attempt to reserve properties.

        Each User will need to have a phone_number which will be required to send SMS notifications later.


              User table migration


              Next up, we will create a table that represents a Vacation Rental property.


              We're going to need a way to create the property listings for Airtng to be a success.

              The VacationProperty model belongs to a User who created it (we'll call this user the host moving forward) and contains only two properties: a description and an image_url.

              It has two associations: it has many reservations and many users through those reservations.


                    VacationProperty table migration


                    Next at the plate: how we will model a reservation.

                    Our Reservation Model

                    Reservation モデルは、このアプリケーションに対するワークフローの中心です。以下の追跡を担当します。

                    • 予約を実行した guest
                    • The vacation_property the guest is requesting (and associated host)
                    • 予約のステータス: pending(保留)、confirmed(承認)、またはrejected(否認)

                    Since the reservation can only have one guest in this example, we simplified the model by assigning phone_number directly to the model (but you'll want to move it out).


                          Reservations table migration


                          Our tables are ready, now let's see how we would create a reservation.


                          The reservation creation form holds only a single field: the message that will be sent to the host user when reserving one of her properties.

                          The rest of the information necessary to create a reservation is taken from the user that is logged into the system and the relationship between a property and its owner.

                          A reservation is created with a default status pending, so when the host replies with a confirm or reject response the system knows which reservation to update.


                                Create a new reservation


                                Let's take a look at how the SMS notification is sent to the host when the reservation is created.



                                When a reservation is created for a property, we want to notify the owner of that property that someone has requested a reservation.

                                This is where we use Twilio's Rest API to send an SMS message to the host, using our Twilio phone number. Sending SMS messages using Twilio takes just a few lines of code.

                                Now we just have to wait for the host to send an SMS response to 'accept' or 'reject', notify the guest, and update the reservation.


                                      Notify the host of a new reservation request


                                      Let's see how we would handle incoming messages from Twilio and accept or reject reservations.

                                      Handle Incoming Messages

                                      We're zoomed in for a closer look at the acceptReject method. This method handles our incoming Twilio request and does three things:

                                      1. 着信ユーザーから保留中の予約がないかチェックする
                                      2. 予約のステータスを更新する
                                      3. Responds to the host and sends a notification to the guest

                                            Accept or reject a reservation logic


                                            In order to route an SMS messages to and from the host, we need to setup Twilio webhooks. The next pane will show you the way.

                                            Handle Incoming Twilio Requests

                                            This method handles the Twilio request triggered by the host's SMS and does three things:

                                            1. Checks for a pending reservation from a user
                                            2. 予約のステータスを更新する
                                            3. Responds to the host and sends a notification to the user

                                            Setting Up Incoming Twilio Requests

                                            In the Twilio console, you should change the 'A Message Comes In' webhook to call your application's endpoint in the route /reservation/incoming:

                                            SMS Webhook

                                            One way to expose your machine to the world during development is to use ngrok. Your URL for the SMS web hook on your phone number should look something like this:


                                            Twilio からの着信リクエストには、有益なパラメーターが付いています。From 電話番号やメッセージ Body などです。

                                            We'll use the From parameter to look up the host and check if he or she has any pending reservations. If she does, we'll use the message body to check for the message 'accepted' or 'rejected'. Finally, we update the reservation status and send an SMS to the guest telling them the host accepted or rejected their reservation request.

                                            TwiML レスポンス

                                            In our response to Twilio, we'll use Twilio's TwiML to command Twilio to send an SMS notification message to the host.


                                                  Finding a reservation from an incoming Twilio request


                                                  In the last step, we'll respond to Twilio's request with some TwiML instructing it to send an SMS to both the host and guest.

                                                  TwiML レスポンス

                                                  After updating the reservation status, we must notify the host that he or she has successfully confirmed or rejected the reservation. If the host has no pending reservation, we'll instead return an error message.

                                                  If we're modifying a reservation, we'll also send a message to the user who requested the rental delivering the happy or sad news.

                                                  We use the Message verb from TwiML to instruct Twilio to send two SMS messages.


                                                        Respond to a user with reservation status


                                                        Congratulations! We've just automated a rental workflow with Twilio's Programmable SMS, and now you're ready to add it to your own application.

                                                        Next, let's take a look at some other easy to add features you might like to add.

                                                        What to Next?

                                                        PHP + Twilio? Excellent choice! Here are a couple other tutorials for you to try:




                                                        音声通話または SMS テキストメッセージを介して調査を実施し、ユーザーから構造化データを迅速に収集します。


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