Happy Halloween! Noel Portugal Builds Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser Using Twilio

Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of everyone’s favorite spooky day of the year, we wanted to show of an incredible project made by Noel Portugal. He decided that handing out candy by hand wasn’t good enough and set out to build an automatic candy dispenser that uses a bucket, an Arduino, some X10 goodies and of course, Twilio to control the contraption via phone or SMS…. Read More

TextSlide Launches Chatroulette for Text Messaging

Congratulations to the team at TextSlide, who exited stealth mode today with an exclusive article on Mashable about the launch of their anonymous text messaging service. The service is powered by Twilio, and started out as a weekend project by Matt Hunter.  They are currently giving out a small number of invitations to the service while they are in public beta.  According to Mashable, “Hunter will… Read More

Finalists Announced in Twilio + Union Square Ventures Developer Contest

Last week, we announced Asthmapolis as the winner of the Twilio & Union Square Ventures developer contest and promised we would reveal the top finalists.  Here are the five finalists, (in alphabetical order) and a little more about the apps and the developers who made them.  Each has won $250 in Twilio credit to help get their businesses off the ground.  Congratulations, and thank you to… Read More

CueVox wins Twilio "Anything Goes, With a Twist!" Developer Contest

As one of our most popular use cases, we get a lot of contest entries for reminder services. However, we rarely get one written in Common Lisp. Mackram Raydan has changed that. Mackram is the founder of Cuevox, a simple appointment reminder for businesses. Mackram is also the winner of our “Anything Goes, With a Twist!” contest. Congratulations Mackram! You’ve won $100 in Twilio credit and… Read More

API Hackday Underway at Twilio HQ Today

We’ve banded together with other API companies to host the first ever API Hackday today.  We started out this morning with quick back-to-back presentations from all the API companies who organized and our generous sponsors, and then moved straight into hacking on project. Big thank yous to the organizers SimpleGeo, Heroku, Mashery, Apigee, and SendGrid and to our sponsors Amazon Web Services and Media Temple. Special thanks to those who flew in from out… Read More

New Twilio Developer Contest: Twilio + PayPalX (Ends October 31st)

For this week's contest we're partnering with PayPalX to find the best application that combines PayPal's powerful payments platform with Twilio's Voice and SMS APIs. More specifically, entries in this contest must use Twilio with PayPal's Adapative Payment API. PayPal Adaptive Payments is a flexible API that allows you to build a payment system that works across multiple platforms like web, desktop and mobile. Using this… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio + PayPalX (Ends October 31)

For this week’s contest we’re partnering with PayPalX to find the best application that combines PayPal’s powerful payments platform with Twilio’s Voice and SMS APIs. More specifically, entries in this contest must use Twilio with PayPal’s Adapative Payment API. PayPal Adaptive Payments is a flexible API that allows you to build a payment system that works across multiple platforms like web, desktop and mobile. Using this… Read More