Call the Milk Wins Netbook Week #4 – This Week: Open Source It!

Call-the-milk-logoDo you find yourself thinking of things to add to your to-do list at the most inconvenient times and places?  Do you wish you could capture your to-do list as you think of it, instead of trying force it out of your brain and onto paper when you’re in a rush? If you strive to capture your to do list (and cross items off) you’re going to love this week’s winner: CallTheMilk.

Brian-levine CallTheMilk was created by Brian “Beans” Levine to solve these problems.

The service integrates the power of voice with the simplicity and utility of Remember the Milk, a popular tool for capturing to-do lists and providing contextual reminders (especially among Getting Things Done fans like myself).

Getting Set Up with CallTheMilk

  1. Apply for your RTM api key. It’s instant and free.
  2. Tell CallTheMilk your api key and cell phone number
  3. Call (760) 406-8607 and speak the new task. CallTheMilk recognizes you from your caller id, and adds the new task right away!

Week #5 Challenge: Open Source It!

We’ve seen many fantastic submissions and winners who have made their code available to developers through open source, and we encourage you to make a contribution to the open source community using Twilio.  This category is wide open, so if you’ve submitted in a previous week and are willing to open source your code we’d love to have you back to give it another try.  Click here to submit

P.S.  Kyle Conroy wrote a PHP Twilio response library to help you get started, and we’d love to see (hint hint) a Ruby library one of these days…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/daveschappell daveschappell

    Hey Team Twilio — did you TRY this app? I admit that the ease of setup was great, but the transcription was pretty bad. And, I thought that I’d get the sound file attached somehow, so I could decipher it myself later. I know that beggars can’t be choosers, but I’m not sure this one adds a lot of value for me. Love the innovation, but…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/daveschappell daveschappell

    Hey Team Twilio — did you TRY this app? I admit that the ease of setup was great, but the transcription was pretty bad. And, I thought that I’d get the sound file attached somehow, so I could decipher it myself later. I know that beggars can’t be choosers, but I’m not sure this one adds a lot of value for me. Love the innovation, but…

  • http://www.twilio.com Danielle Morrill

    Yep, we tried out Call the Milk – don’t miss our demo video (above) or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogy44-B9LQc
    There are definitely some kinks to work out in the Twilio transcription feature we launched a couple weeks ago, and I think that’s a great feature request for Brian (I’ve dropped him an email so he’ll know about this comment) to include a link to the voice recording.
    Thanks for reading our blog, and I hope you’ll submit to the contest one of these days – maybe something with TeachStreet?
    Cheers,
    Danielle Morrill
    Twilio Community Manager

  • http://www.twilio.com Danielle Morrill

    Yep, we tried out Call the Milk – don’t miss our demo video (above) or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogy44-B9LQc
    There are definitely some kinks to work out in the Twilio transcription feature we launched a couple weeks ago, and I think that’s a great feature request for Brian (I’ve dropped him an email so he’ll know about this comment) to include a link to the voice recording.
    Thanks for reading our blog, and I hope you’ll submit to the contest one of these days – maybe something with TeachStreet?
    Cheers,
    Danielle Morrill
    Twilio Community Manager

  • Srikanth

    could you post a link to or list itself for the “previously” open sourced applications that you are referring in the article?

  • Srikanth

    could you post a link to or list itself for the “previously” open sourced applications that you are referring in the article?