Developers from across the valley came from across the country to hack Twilio apps that find locals, coordinate teams and call websites. Hackers had only 6 hours to build their apps and prepare for demo presentations the following day. The winners below went home with prizes like Macbook Airs and AR Drones.
Custard makes A simple customer support platform that lets you add a call center to any of your websites. Team Members are Christian Fernandez @chriszf, Robbie Trencheny @robbie, David J. Phillips @davjphillips, Jesse Sung @357jesse
Sidebox Nearby Network makes a simple way to find currently available local service providers, like plumbers and electricians. Team Members are Barry Harkness, Billy Coover
Yap.io lets you submit questions at a conference via an iPhone app, make a voice recording, and let the presenter play it back on stage using the event audio system (would be quite useful for TwilioCon!). Team Members are Bryan Moyles, Matt Williamson, Eli Finkelman, Meir Cohen
Betwext Talk is SMS between browser and phone – real time update thanks to pusher – caller ID on the phone from NumberGuru. Team Members are Jonathan Kressaty @kressaty, Chuck Reynolds @chuckreynolds, Scott Yacko @scottmyacko, Chris Conrey @conrey – all of VUURR @vuurr
PresenTweet - Tweets for you while you're giving a presentation. As you edit your presentation, you can save tweets you want sent as you move to a new slide. Team Members are Thomas Karren.
SportsSignup.com sends out notifications to all your team members to see if they're going to make it to your game or practice. Team Members are Francis Spor, Anthony Bruno
Muzikfinder won the Eventbrite prize to find local music near you.
SMS Monkey 3D won of the Apigee prize. The app lets you interact with a cute 3D monkey using text messages.
Select companies took the stage to present before Paul Singh of 500 Startups, Alastair Goldfisher of Thomson Reuters, and Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures. Finalists demoed their apps and answered questions from the panel and audience.
TalkDesk enables companies to build cloud-based call centers for providing customer support integrated with existing support and CRM systems like Zendesk and Highrise. "Presenting our company to investors on stage at the Twilio Conference was an incredible experience," said Tiago Paiva, CEO of Talkdesk. "This investment from the Twilio Fund will make it possible for us to grow our company and launch our product into beta."
Mobonics customer feedback surveys and rewards via mobile phones.
Remind101 is a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.
TeenDriver is a parent-focused, community-based resource for the parents of teen drivers. License plate frames and decals on a teen's car allow the community to provide confidential feedback about his/her driving.
CallMeMeeting Meeting makes it easy to schedule conference calls that everyone is sure to attend, because instead of calling into a conference line, the conference line calls you.
BlueFusion enables cause-based organizations to conduct truly social outreach and fundraising.