New Developer Contest: Build Click-to-Call Integration

The winner of last week’s developer contest for Twilio screencasts will be announced shortly, but we didn’t want to wait to tell you about this week’s category: Click-to-Call Integration.

You’ve got until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 7th, to make your submission.  Be sure to visit the contest page for all the details, and submit here.  Let us know if you have any questions, and happy coding!

What is Click to Call?

Click-to-call enables your company to convert web traffic into direct communication over the phone, with just the click of a button.  A simple form on your webpage allows visitors to enter their phone number, and with the click of the “call” button their information is routed to agents who can then contact them to provide help, support, and other services.

Twilio makes
it easy to implement and integrate click-to-call directly into your web
application.  To learn more check out the Twilio How To: Click to Call for sample code

Click to Call Integrations in Action

At Wordcamp Boston earlier this month, we shared a wp-click2call, a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy for WordPress users to add click-to-call functionality to their blogs and websites.

Twilio wp-click2call Plugin Launches at Wordcamp Boston from Twilio on Vimeo.

Integrations to Consider

Integration with any platform is fair game, no matter how many other click-to-call integrations have been done on it (including WordPress). If there is a piece of software you are using every day that you think would benefit from connecting users with a single call, consider adding click-to-call functionality.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • * Typepad
  • * Zendesk
  • * Twitter (see TweetToCall for an example) – maybe as a Firefox plugin?
  • * Salesforce
  • * Craiglist or Yelp (Firefox plugins?)

Bonus: Make a Screencast!

It’s obviously not required, but we’d love to see you create a screencast explaining how to use your click-to-call integration. Think of it as a living, breathing FAQ. It’s sure to grab the attention of your audience and is extremely helpful to visual learners. We will be releasing a screencast of how to use the wp-click2call plugin later this week.