Twilio SMS Heroes: Betwext Wins Twilio SMS (beta) Developer Contest

Yesterday, we introduced our newest product, Twilio SMS.  While Twilio SMS was in private beta we ran a contest challenging developers added to the first wave of the beta to build a Twilio SMS app for the chance to win an unlocked Google Nexus One phone.

Congratulations to Jonathan Kressaty, creator of Betwext and winner of the Twilio SMS beta contest.

What is Betwext?

Betwext is a simple group text messaging service.  When you use Betwext, you only have to send your message once and
everyone on your active list will receive your message along with any
replies by others on the list. It’s almost like adding a “reply-all”
button to your texting!

Manage who you’re currently texting by setting up a list for your
friends, coworkers, or whomever you’d like and setting them as your
active texting list. Want to switch over to a different list later?
Simple text commands let you manage your lists and contacts all from
your phone.

How Betwext Works

Betwext is currently in private beta, but you can visit their website and submit your email address to get an invite.

East steps for getting started:

  • Sign up for an account
  • Create a list
  • Send a text message to the Betwext phone number
  • All the people in your group get a text from you
  • If anyone replies to your message, the entire group sees it with the person’s name

Want to Be Our Next Contest Winner?

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You could win a Netbook this week in our weekly developer contest.  Getting involved is easy – code up your Twilio application using our new SMS API and submit it by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 14th for a chance to win.

Visit the contest page for
all the details.

Resources to get you started with Twilio SMS