Build a location-based app using Twilio for a chance to win a netbook

2414538926_44d4393f8a_o This week for our developer contest we’re challenging you to use Twilio voice and/or SMS in a location-based app.  You could win a Netbook and $100 in developer credit from Twilio if you come up with the most unique, powerful, creative submission. How can you use voice or SMS combined with someone’s current location to help them accomplish something or communicate with others?

With the proliferation of location-based services like Foursquare, Gowalla and, most recently, Facebook Places, location data is becoming increasingly available. But, checkins aren’t the only location features you can use. Services like TripIt and Dopplr have APIs for managing travel plans you could integrate with. Or maybe it’s more important to know where someone isn’t (and maybe should be). Be creative!

Bonus points for putting together helpful materials (screencasts, blog posts, etc.) that demonstrate the value of what you’ve built, or explain how it could become a business someday.

What’s This Developer Contest All About?

Each week we announce a new category to encourage developers to try Twilio for different use cases, industries, and integrations.  As a language-agnostic platform for cloud communications, we want to see developers from all backgrounds find success and solve problems with Twilio.  To fire your imagination and reward your efforts, we’ve run this developer contest for over a year.

How To Get Involved

Submissions to the contest are due by Sunday August 30th, at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and can be submitted here.  If you need any help or want to bounce ideas off our Twilio developers, please join us on our forums or drop a note to help@twilio.com

IMPORTANT: Everyone who has submitted previously and did not win is eligible to resubmit (we love that we make the rules!) so if you built a Twilio app in the past but weren’t a winner we hope you’ll consider sprucing up you old app for another chance at winning a Netbook.