Obfuscate your Company

When I was at Amazon, I remember a story from the days of yore, it went like this. Amazon was about to go public, and all sorts of analysts were trying to determine Amazon’s sales and customer growth, obviously things the company would closely hold.  At some point, some crafty analyst cracked open his browser (IE 3?) cookies from Amazon.com to find, and I’m cookie-paraphrasing here,… Read More

Build a Killer Marketing Tool with Twilio & Enter to Win a Netbook

This weeks, it’s all about tools that get the word out. Developers have until midnight on Sunday, May 31st, to submit a Killer Marketing Tool built with Twilio to our contest for a chance to win a Netbook on Monday. Last weeks winner in the Improving Customer Service category was Brendan Gill with RepeaterStore. As a platform for developing voice applications, Twilio enables developers to build… Read More

RepeaterStore Wins 1st Twilio Netbook Prize for Improving Customer Service

Woo hoo! We’re beyond thrilled to announce the first Twilio Netbook contest winner is RepeaterStore, by Brendan Gill! Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to the contest, we were blown away by the response and it was tough choosing the best application.  Overall, the judges felt the implementation of Twilio within RepeaterStore was impressive, and tackled a challenging use case at the core of… Read More

Twilio to Demo at Google I/O Developer Conference

On Thursday, May 28th, we’ll be at Moscone Center West for the second day of the Google I/O Developer Conference.  Google has generously offered us a spot in their Google App Engine Developer Sandbox. The event is loaded with Google-relevant content presented at tech talks, fireside chats, office hours, breakout sessions, and the developer sandbox (where we’ll be).  In our corner of the world, we’ll be… Read More

Hallelujah It's Raining Netbooks – Win Yours with Twilio

Calling all Twilio developers! Today we’re announcing the beginning of our Netbook Monday contest and each week we’ll be awarding the most creative application built with Twilio. Whether you just discovered Twilio, or you’ve got a burning idea in the back of your mind and just need little extra motivation to get started, we’ve got a contest for you! How the Contest Works Each Monday, we’ll… Read More

Dialing Multiple Numbers Simultaneously with Twilio

Yesterday, Brad Gessler asked whether he could use Twilio to simultaneously call multiple people for a call routing app.  This is a common use case, even for something as simple as a front desk phone of a small business that rings multiple people and hangs up once the first person answers. Answer: YES, you can do that with Twilio. I’m going to show you the TwiML… Read More

Announcing Twilio Gift Certs for Y-Combinator Companies Past & Present

From one startup to another… Congratulations on being a part of the Y-Combinator program! While you’re hard at work day and night, skipping meals, sleeping in strange places (and positions), and taking your idea from whiteboard to dashboard, we hope Twilio can help you get there. Twilio provides an in-cloud API for voice communications that leverages existing web development skills, resources and infrastructure.  To encourage you… Read More