Pound For Pound, Text for Text: FitMeal Tracks Your Calories via Twilio SMS


The culmination of Georges Duverger’s quest to lose weight took place on Vice’s Snapchat feed. Georges gained weight the way many tech employees gain weight. He was working long, stressful hours and traditionally went for the easiest food option, which is rarely the healthiest option. After doing this for years, he decided he needed to find a way to lose weight using a tool he knew… Read More

Meet Kristin Salomon: Maker, Engineer, and Speaker


It still feels far away, but Signal is coming and we couldn’t be more excited to see what you – the community – bring to the conference in 2016. While we’re busy planning and preparing, we’d like to give you some insight into who you’ll meet May 24-25 at Pier 27 in San Francisco. And maybe you will find yourself inspired to join us on stage!… Read More

ReactJS Tutorial: Call monitoring with React, Express and Socket.io


I’ve been having a lot of fun messing around with React lately. For example, you might have seen a post I wrote on how to get set up with React, Webpack and Babel for ES6 code. Creating that post was a blast, but I didn’t want the fun to stop there so I kept on building. In this post, I’ll show you how to use React to build… Read More

Ask Jeff Lawson Anything: Product Hunt Live Chat Recap


When asked a tough question, a wise man once said, “Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.” Jeff Lawson was asked a tough question on Product Hunt’s Live Chat and his response was “the internet of bears.” Ryan Hoover wanted to know the most creative Twilio use cases Jeff had seen. A group of scientists’ Twilio SMS powered bear tracking collars made the cut. That is the internet of… Read More

Building A Twilio Endpoint Load Tester with Python, Go and A Developer’s Empathy


Here are a few bits of advice: Test code in production. Skip the code reviews. Ship the app before load testing it. With these helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to certain doom in no time. Sai Yerram once had a brush with the perils of not load testing, and he’s built a Twilio load tester to help his fellow developers avoid the danger he… Read More

Getting started with Spring MVC and Twilio

Getting Started with Spring MVC and Twilio

In this tutorial we will take a very beginner look at Spring MVC and use it build a ‘Hello World’ style application. We will then take that what we’ve built and turn it into a SMS sending and voice calling application using Twilio. Spring MVC is a framework built on top of Java servlets that provides the components needed to build web applications using the model-view-controller architecture. It… Read More

3 Ways Nonprofits Change The World With Communication Tools


Twilio.org aims to empower nonprofits with the tools they need to change the world for the better. This isn’t hyperbole. Whether it’s restoring democratic processes around the world, making sure disaster victims get the help they need, or helping fight human trafficking – Twilio.org customers are truly making a difference. A small but critical element in their work is communication. We’re humbled by their participation and… Read More

Get Sentimental About SMS with Twilio, Bluemix and AlchemyAPI

IBM’s Bluemix platform is home to an ever growing number of cognitive computing services that, as developers, we can use in our applications to learn more about our data. Earlier this year Ricky showed us how combining Watson’s question and answer API, Twilio and Node.js could get us answers to health questions. Also living under the Watson banner, AlchemyAPI is a set of services for understanding content… Read More

Sending Selfies Without Servers: How To Use Twilio MMS, Amazon Lamba, and Amazon’s API Gateway


We’d be in a much different world if setting up backend servers was as easy as taking a selfie. In that world, you’d be watching your favorite band play as someone hoists their computer in the air, blocks the band, and configures the backend of their app. Of course, that world is fantasy. But, serverless MMS apps are a reality thanks to some slick work from… Read More