Notifications not forthcoming but Twine eventually wakes up
I received my Twine yesterday. I live in the UK so I was probably one of the last to get it. I wanted to share some of the experience of getting my test setup going. My goal with this Twine (i.e for now at least) is to monitor my front door. A few years ago I accidentally left my front door open and went to work. I arrived at work and realised I did not have my house keys. I had left the house keys in the door and left the door open. I had never done this before but I swore it would never happen again. That was about 5 years ago and its never happened again but everyday I do the **touch pockets feel for keys** routine before I leave home. I want Twine to be my door monitor. I want an email or text (i.e text is preferred) when the door is opened and closed. Thats the story anyway.
I unpacked the Twine and was impressed with the packaging its just awesome. Great work with it. I setup the Twine and connected it to my Wifi all with no hitches. First 30 minutes I ran some tests with the built in sensors. It worked great.
Then the Twine went to sleep and became unresponsive. It did not wake up when I changed orientation, it just did nothing at all. I left it and went to bed. This morning it was working and alert. Something tells me that the first few hours for the Twine are a bit slow. Perhaps its running software updates on itself ? Not sure but it definitely is not responsive. I searched around looking for answers when I found none I just left it to do it's thing and I am glad because today it works.
There are some bad parts.
Twine does not support Vodafone which is also the biggest mobile network in the UK.
HTTP requests have a MAX character limit. Why do you limit the amount of characters a HTTP request can have. Had you not done that I could have been up and running with Twilio. We need more documentation regarding your reasoning to limit HTTP request characters.
Finally my Twine does not always send notifications, I setup the LED to trigger when the door opens to make sure my setup was ok. My setup is ok but notifications are not always forthcoming.  Since writing this I have opened/closed the door numerous times and received notifications each time.
Overall I am happy with my Twine its simple and functional and if I can get notifications working like clock work I will be very happy.