Michael Ansel Wins the Twilio + Heroku Challenge

Congratulation to Michael Ansel, the winner of this week’s Twilio + Heroku Developer Challenge. Michael created not one but TWO submissions for this week’s competition, which required developers to build a Twilio application using Ruby and deploy to Heroku’s instant Ruby platform. Submission #1: DukeNow – What’s Open Now? The first is an application called DukeNow which allows students, employees, and visitors to the Duke University… Read More

Teach Street releases call tracking, payments platform for teachers

Twilio customer Teach Street announced today that they’ve launched their payments platform and (Twilio-powered) call tracking services, making it easier than ever before for teachers to participate in e-commerce. How Teach Street Uses Twilio With Twilio, Teach Street provides teachers with phone numbers and pin codes, enabling students to contact them and leave messages securely. As Teach Street said on their blog, in addition to being… Read More

Ecommerce Solutons Provider Cularis Uses Twilio to Save Time & Money

In this blog post, Twilio customer Alan Wizemann talks about how his company Cularis, an eCommerce solution provider, is saving time and money by routing calls, cutting tickets, and transcribing voice messages with Twilio. Using Twilio at Cularis – by Alan Wizemann We created a system that uses the Twilio API to handle our support calls. This has freed up several hours a day of time,… Read More

Congrats John Sheehan – You Won a Netbook with Simple Hotline!

Have you ever tried to organize an event for a large number of people, only to have plans changed at the last minute due to circumstances outside your control?  With Simple Hotline, John Sheehan can alert the members of his softball league when inclement weather hits and a game is rained out. As he says in his submission: I’ve built SimpleHotline for the softball league that… Read More

Twilio Teams Up with Heroku for This Week's Netbook Giveaway!

Last week’s winner to be announced shortly… stay tuned… This week, Twilio teams up with Heroku to judge Ruby applications built with Twilio and deployed on Heroku’s instant Ruby platform. In addition to winning a Netbook, Heroku is generously adding $300 in Heroku platform credit to this week’s prize, to spend on dynos, databases, etc.  Head over to the contest page for all the details; you… Read More

QuickSchools.com Embraces SaaS, Uses Twilio for Click-to-Call

Over at the QuickSchools blog, Fariza Amir just wrote a substantial post on how the company is embracing SaaS.  This focus on Sofware as a Service is aligned with their proud claim to be the first fully online school management system. Among the service providers they are using to achieve this goal, they list Twilio and Basecamp.  Here’s a quote from their blog, describing how they’ve… Read More

Hear Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson & CTO Evan Cooke Speak on VUC July 3rd

Every Friday at 12pm Eastern Time the VoIP Users Conference call features a thought leader in the voice communications world, and this week Twilio’s Jeff Lawson and Evan Cooke will be interviewed for the program.  To sign up for the call, simply fill out this form and you’ll receive a reminder call at 12pm Eastern (9am Pacific) on Friday, July 3rd. Even cooler – the call… Read More

Nathan & Joe Show Hits the Road – Tonight 7:30PM ET at Comix NY

The Nathan + Joe Show is the first live stage show based on the world of the internet, geared toward the tech nerd in everyone. In addition to being sensationally funny on video, Nathan Phillips and Joe Schiappa have found one of the most creative uses yet for building an IVR with Twilio.  Give them a call to hear portions of their comedy act in a… Read More