The On-Demand Economy At SIGNAL


On the surface, there’s the ride, the bag of groceries, the errand you were too busy to run yourself, the whatever you ordered with the press of a button. Beneath the surface of that on-demand app, there’s a web of APIs, all connected to one another. When you unpack the code that powers the leading on-demand businesses like Lyft, Airbnb, Instacart and others, you see one… Read More

Getting started with Twilio and Segment Sources: Using JavaScript and PostgreSQL to track conversion events


With Segment Sources and Twilio, you can get a holistic view into your customers’ journey through your Twilio voice or SMS app. In just a few clicks you can sync your Twilio logs to a data warehouse for advanced analysis. Combine these logs with data generated by other customer touch points like CRM, helpdesk, payments, email and in-app data to give you a complete view of your customer experience…. Read More

Pittsburgh Technical Institute Switches SIP Based Call Center To Twilio


Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) has been helping students launch a new career path with a post-secondary degree for over 70 years. PTI prides themselves on being attuned to the job market, keeping its curriculum current to ensure their students are successful after graduation. As the school evolved, their communications stack stayed the same, costing PTI time and money. Using Twilio, PTI overhauled their SIP-based call center… Read More

Three Out Of This World Node 6 Features You Need to Know About


Node.js version 6.0.0 shipped yesterday and brings with it a ton of stellar ECMAScript 2015 features. Here are three that will make your life easier and are worth getting excited about. Function Defaults How many times have you written boilerplate code that looks something like this:

Well the days of checking for the existence of function arguments are over. Default function parameters let you define a default value… Read More

Coding The Way To A Human Right: Human Utility Gives Underserved Communities Access To Water


When Tiffani Bell put her number on Human Utility’s website (formerly known as The Detroit Water Project), she received calls at 5am PST almost every morning from Detroit residents wanting an answer about their water bills.   There’s no easy way to explain how thousands of Detroit residents ended up without sustainable access to water. When you start talking about the economy, infrastructure and climate change… Read More

Introducing the New Twilio Console


Today, we are excited to announce beta access to the Twilio Console, an all-new account portal. The Console is a complete visual and functional update providing easier access to manage your account as well as debug and operate your Twilio-based applications. Back in the day When Twilio began we had one API: Voice. In 2008, for the first time ever, developers could add phone calls to… Read More

TextMeSlacker: Replying To Texts In Slack with Slackbots and Twilio

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You don’t need to climb a phone tree to get a response from a company. You can SMS your way straight to an answer. But what does that company do with a flooded SMS inbox? Build a Slackbot, duh. The developers behind Network Effects, Justin Jackson and Marty Dill thought that answer was obvious. “GETTING TEXT MESSAGES IN SLACK IS MAGICAL,” says Justin (in all caps)…. Read More