Using Twilio for E-commerce with Order Status, Payments, & Support

Last week we challenged Twilio developers to use our telephony API to build applications that support online commerce.  Evan wrote up a list of uses for Twilio in e-commerce as a jumping off point to get the creative juices flowing, and we were impressed to see each one implemented in at least one of the two applications we’ve selected as this week’s winners. Its exciting to… Read More

This Week's Contest: Halloween Apps with Twilio [Week #23]

The Twilio developer contest is going strong, and we’ve had a bunch of serious contest categories lately and we’ll be announcing the winners of last week’s Twilio for E-commerce category shortly. With the holidays getting under way we thought it would be fun to explore how Twilio can be a part of this year’s Halloween celebrations.  Whether you’re in it for the candy, costumes, scary stories… Read More

Twilio at Astricon – Cloud Telephony & "Reinventing the Dialplan"

Earlier this month, members of Twilio’s core engineering team hit the road to visit Glenndale, Arizona for the 10th annual Astricon conference. Evan Cooke, our CTO, spoke about Asterisk in the cloud and the reinvention of the dialplan through cloud telephony. Check out this interview with TMCnet, talking about Twilio and the increasing popularity of cloud telephony: Evan’s Slidedeck from Astricon “Reinventing the Dialplan” slides from… Read More

This Week's Contest: Ecommerce

For week #22 of the Twilio Netbook contest, the category is ecommerce.  We are looking for ways the Twilio API can be used to help facilitate commerce on the Internet/Internets/Intertubes. Handles sales calls Order status by phone Getting shipping information by phone Support over the phone The winning application will receive shiny new netbook from Twilio.  When you’re ready, submit here.

Homeless Resource Hotline Wins $500 Twilio Credit [Developer Contest]

Congratulations to Mahmood and his fiancee Desiree, who built The Homeless Resource Hotline over the course of the weekend to address a need that the newly homeless, and the volunteers that interact with them constantly, struggle with: finding a place to get a meal and safely spend the night.  Mahmood is the winner of this week’s Twilio developer contest, and he wins a Netbook as well… Read More

Mark Your Calendars: Google Wave Meetup at Twilio on 10/22

Join us next week at Pier 38 at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 22nd for the San Francisco Google Wave meetup. The event will be focused on Google Wave users, so if you’re new to wave this is a great opportunity to learn how it works from experts.  There will also be several developers on hand to demonstrate how their gadgets and robots work. Thanks to organizers… Read More

RentShout uses call tracking to help rental marketers capture phone leads

RentShout is a rental marketing service that provides a distribution platform for placing property listings on multiple websites, video portals, search directories, and other places online.  When we heard they launched a new feature last month using Twilio for call tracking, we got in touch with Misty Lackie, CEO of Go Smart Solutions, creators of Rent Shout, to learn more. How Call Tracking Works With RentShout… Read More

Twilio for Education: Helping Students, Teachers, and Parents

We have not one, but two Twilio developer contest winners this week.  Congratulations to Levi Kennedy (right) and Carlos Pero (left), who both build Twilio applications focused on education. Both submissions help with notifications around absences; however, they’ve tackled the use case from two different perspectives: teachers communicating with students, and parents communicating with the school. by Levi Kennedy allows professors to connect with… Read More

This Week's Contest: Twilio Powered Voice Applications for Non-Profits

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about last week’s Twilio for Education contest category – we’ll be announcing the winners tomorrow morning.  We wouldn’t want that to stop you from getting started on this week’s contest category: Twilio for Non Profits. For week #21 of our Netbook contest, the category is an opportunity to not only explore the Twilio API and build a project with the hopes… Read More