Sencha Touch Launches Today – Uses Twilio to Help Demo Framework To Customers

When Abe, the CEO of Sencha, emailed yesterday to tell us that his company would be launching Sencha Touch today we were excited to be among the first to hear.  This wasn’t just a social call, what he really needed was a simple way for users on their product website to send a demo link to their mobile phones, to witness Sencha Touch in action. Sounds… Read More

OpenVBX virtual phone system is Launched – Now Hack It, Skin It, Sell It

Yesterday, amidst a whole lot of media fanfare, we launched OpenVBX to the world.  OpenVBX is an open source virtual phone system for business and it launches with a full set of APIs for controlling the UI, calls, and a plugin architecture for sharing functionality build on top of OpenVBX.  OpenVBX relies on the Twilio voice and SMS APIs to power telecommunications, and beyond that it… Read More

Developer Contest: OpenVBX Plugins

Twilio has launched a brand new open source web-based phone system for businesses called OpenVBX. You can read more about the launch on our OpenVBX blog or on TechCrunch. One of the most important features of OpenVBX is how customizable it is including full theming support and a plugin API. For this week's netbook contest, we're challenging you to build the best OpenVBX plugin. Thanks to… Read More

TechCrunch 5th Birthday Party at Twilio HQ

Last Friday we hosted the San Francisco edition of TechCrunch’s 5 year anniversary party. TechCrunch crowd sourced the event using Meetup Everywhere which garnered them a whopping 459 meetups worldwide! We welcomed over 500 people to Twilio HQ to enjoy trivia, games, food, drinks, dancing and a special Mike Arrington cake. A few highlights included a sick DJ, cool demos, and general startup chat. The party… Read More

Andrew Albrechtsen wins "Powering Up Customer Service" Twilio Developer Contest

Our latest netbook contest category wrapped up last Sunday and we’re happy to announce that Andrew Albrechtsen of Photography Avenue has won for his “Powering up Customer Service” entry. Andrew is currently an Information Systems major (and photography minor) at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus. He has been building websites since he was in middle school, and more recently has been trying to build his… Read More

New Geek: John Britton is the Latest Addition to Twilio

<Say>Hello, Twilio</Say> My name is John Britton. I joined Twilio just over a week ago, and let me tell you, it’s been an amazing experience so far. I’m coming on board as a Developer Evangelist, and I’ll be working alongside John Sheehan to make the lives of all Twilio developers as easy as possible. I’m here to help you get your new Twilio apps off the… Read More

What's New at SF New Tech?

Hello, I’m Ben McKinley, one of the new additions to the Twilio team. I’m the marketing intern helping Danielle with events and working behind the scenes. I’m very excited to be working at Twilio with the chance meet new people. I last worked at another startup that does cloud based sales software. I’ve always been a huge fan of new technology so it is awesome to… Read More

TechCrunch Turns 5 Years Old, Celebrate with Us!

This Friday we’re co-hosting the San Francisco TechCrunch 5th birthday celebration along with SocialGold here at 501 Folsom Street, and we’re looking forward to hanging out with fellow TechCrunch readers. This event is one of over 300 meetups taking place around the world in celebration of TechCrunch’s 5th anniversary, and we anticipate the San Francisco event will be one of the largest. A big thank you… Read More

New CakePHP Twilio Datasource from Aaron Reisman

Aaron Reisman is a Media Specialist and Founder of Life is Content. While working on some Twilio projects Aaron developed a new CakePHP Datasource for accessing the Twilio API via standard model functions. The source code is freely available on GitHub. Let’s take a look at an example of how it works. You’ll need PHP 5.x and CakePHP 1.3.x to use the datasource. Once you have… Read More