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Update⚠️: WhatsApp Covid Auto-response bot

What I build:

If you’ve been following with series you know what am up to. The app is now up and running, be sure to check it out here.

Here are some screen shot of the responses.

Demo Link

This is the WhatsApp link to the bot.
Send the prefilled message and you’re all set.

Link to Code

How I built it (what's the stack? did I run into issues or discover something new along the way?)

I did run into some issues for sure, I needed a way to get all contacts from my sandbox in twilio. At first I thought there is an endpoint that twilio provides to give such info but no. So I manually do it.
I also wanted a way to be notified when someone joins my sandbox and I trigger a welcoming message but that is also not supported by twilio. If am wrong about this please help and correct me.

Additional Resources/Info

The app is deployed on Heroku.
The bot is majorly centralized to Uganda as a country but the updates and information is general.
Am open for any suggestions and feedback.
Please try it and technical criticism is welcomed.

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Sorry for the callout 😆