Async/Await: The Hero JavaScript Deserved


Writing asynchronous code is hard. When it comes to JavaScript we rely heavily on callback functions to accomplish asynchronous tasks which can be unintuitive. This cognitive overhead creates a barrier to entry for newcomers to programming and the language and even causes frequent heartburn for those of us who have been using the language a while. In this post we’ll examine how a proposal for ECMAScript 2016 (ES7)… Read More

Circly Fights Cancer With Community: Building A Support System With Twilio


If cancer were a person, I’d punch it in the face. But, it turns out that’s neither a viable method of treatment, or a fight that has any chance of actually taking place.   One thing that does help people struggling with cancer is emotional support from friends and family. A simple text or call goes a long way. A friendly reminder to perform self-checks for cancer,… Read More

Introducing New Phone Numbers Management in the Twilio Account Portal


Programmable phone numbers for SMS, MMS and Voice are at the core of Twilio’s platform. For a new customer, the first interactions in the Account Portal are often the purchase and configuration of a phone number, while advanced users rely on powerful phone number management, through the portal and the Phone Number Search API, to efficiently deploy large-scale applications. Today, we are excited to introduce several… Read More

Here We Go!: Introducing The New Twilio Blog, As Explained In Terms of Super Mario Bros


When Mario gets his power-ups, do you pay attention to the (fire) flower or what Mario does with the power-up? The answer in all it’s Koopa-crushing glory, is Mario. The same principle applies for this very blog. Here on the blog, we’re focused on what you build with Twilio, how you did it, and inspiring and equipping you to build the next thing your heart desires…. Read More

Building Repliable SMS For Coaches And Athletes: CoachUp Scales With Twilio (and Stephen Curry)


Steph Curry is a champion, and MVP. Here in the Bay Area, he’s more like a demi-god. In a 2009 draft report, a scout lambasted Steph’s abilities saying that he would never lead a team at the highest level. Then, in 2015, Steph led The Golden State Warriors to world championship. The difference maker for Steph, aside from ignoring critics, was coaching. One on one coaching… Read More

An Open Letter to Saul Goodman on Call Tracking with Google Analytics


“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.” – John Wanamaker Dear Saul Goodman, Esq., First off, my compliments on your phenomenally effective advertising. I can’t drive down the streets of Albuquerque, sit at a bus stop or watch my favorite shows on AMC without seeing one of your ubiquitous “Better Call Saul” ads. Judging from the,… Read More

Announcing Secure Trunks

Elastic SIP Trunks encrypted with SRTP & TLS

Today we are happy to announce the general availability of Secure Trunks. This launch makes further security available on all Elastic SIP Trunks, by enabling customers to use Secure Real-time Protocol (SRTP) to encrypt media and Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt signaling. This encryption allows businesses with strict information security practices to reap the benefits of both SIP trunks and cloud communications. Secure Trunks With Secure Trunks,… Read More

Meet The Twilio-Powered Partners At Dreamforce


Well, that happened. The Dreamforce parade packed up and headed out of town after a wild 5 days. Somewhere in-between announcing Twilio was giving 1% of its equity to, giving away a ton of Narrative Clips, and demoing Salesforce integrations, we hung out with a few Twilio partners. Velocify, OneReach, Appirio, New Voice Media and DocuSign all took time out of their frenetic Dreamforce schedule… Read More

Victory 91.5 Takes Radio From Hardware Powered to Software Powered with Twilio


There are certain tools of the trade all radio stations use. The most insufferable morning zoo drive-time duos and world’s best DJs (cough, cough Seattle’s KEXP) all drop radio station ID’s. You know how it goes, a famous musician or excited fan shouts out the radio station’s name and motto. It seems simple enough, but getting audio from the phone to the airwaves is a tricky… Read More