Using Conditional Call Forwarding and Twilio

Conditional call forwarding is a little discussed feature available on practically all major cell phone carriers.   The idea is simple: by entering a brief code, you can instruct your cellphone to forward calls missed calls to an alternate phone number, rather than dumping the caller into your providers voicemail system.  You can forward all calls, all missed calls, or just specific types of missed calls this… Read More

Introducing Twilio Recipes!

Who doesn’t like a good recipe, be it a great spinach quiche, potato leek soup, or company directory PBX.  Well, our culinary skills what they are, we decided to work on the latter. The new Twilio Recipes page is our place to publish some code for commonly requested functionality, with the goal of educating Twilio developers and giving a starting point for many projects.  Check it… Read More

Real-time Ann Arbor Parking Availability By Phone

Patrick and Fred in Ann Arbor Michigan came up with a neat little voice application for checking parking space availability by phone. “The parking garages in Ann Arbor provide nice signs in front displaying in brightly lit numbers, the amount of available spaces remaining. Ann Arbor also posts this information on the web at the A2DDA website. An idea came to mind that basically, you can… Read More