Congratulations to Abine, Winner of Twilio's Firefox Extensions Developer Contest

Logo2 Abine is a free Firefox extension for online privacy from “The online privacy company” of the same name.
It is also the winner of our Firefox extensions contest. Abine makes it easy to manage your privacy online, including using Twilio to mask your phone number while registering for services. Congratulations to Rob Shavell and the
rest of the team at Abine. Your netbook and $100 in Twilio credit are on the way!

We asked Rob a couple questions about his experiences building Abine with Twilio.

Tell us about Abine

Identities Rob: We believe the time is right for a new company to put users back in
control of their online privacy – we looked around and couldn’t find a
single company doing simple basic online privacy the way we think it
should be done (completely and correctly) for regular users.

We have grown by over 1,000% in our first 30 days, so things are
moving quickly. Our future plans are to stick to what we do best –
making sure that everyone (not just super technical users) can have
more control over their digital life – especially control over what
gets tracked, stored, and shard on us without our explicit permission.

What technologies are you using?

Rob: We use Twilio, of course. In addition, we integrate a bunch of other
basic web technologies – the add-on offerings – for both Firefox and
IE ( are mainly Javascript with
various encryption components to we make sure the data is safe on the
users machine, no matter the platform.

How did you get started developing with Twilio?

Rob: Twilio was recommended to us AFTER we tried several other
communications platforms and API’s. Twilio was far superior – cost
effective, scalable, and way easier to use.

How was the experience of integrating Twilio with your chosen tools and technologies?

Rob: Honestly it was quite simple and straightforwards. We were up and
running with our first version in a few days.

Anything else?

Rob: Please give Abine a try – the basic suite is free, and comes with
ready to help anyone keep safe from spammers, stalkers or aggressive

We also have a couple screencasts to demonstrate how Abine works. You can see a demo of our Twilio-enhanced features here and our web tracking blocking features here.

Have you built an app with Twilio? You could win a netbook.

Netbookmondays For this week’s contest, we’ve opened up the flood gates. If you’ve built something, anything, that uses Twilio you could
win a netbook and $100 in Twilio credit for this week’s Anything Goes contest. Hurry though, the contest ends Sunday.
Read more about the contest and how to enter your Twilio creation.