New Developer Contest: Use Twilio + AppHarbor For Chance to Win Samsung Focus

git push appharbor master. That's how easy it is to deploy your apps to AppHarbor, a new company that's revolutionizing how easy it is to deploy and host your .NET apps in the cloud. AppHarbor is the fastest way to get your .NET apps live on the web and a fantastic hosting platform for running Twilio apps. For this week's Twilio developer contest, we've teamed up… Read More

Use AppHarbor to Power Your Twilio App and You Could Win a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7

git push appharbor master. That’s how easy it is to deploy your apps to AppHarbor, a new company that’s revolutionizing how easy it is to deploy and host your .NET apps in the cloud. After you’ve pushed your changes, AppHarbor will build your project, run any unit tests present and publish the site when everything checks out. Not only is it the fastest way to get… Read More

Can I Port a Phone Number From Google Voice to Twilio?

Yes! At Twilio, we believe in phone number portability, and you can port most mobile and landline phone numbers into Twilio, and port any number out of Twilio to another provider if you need to.  We support porting for both U.S. local and toll free numbers, and we look forward to support international in the future. Most importantly, it’s free to port as many numbers as… Read More

Twilio Powered Betwext Keeps 700+ Attendees Updated at Wordcamp Phoenix

How do event organizers reach out to hundreds of conference attendees to keep them updated throughout the day about the schedule, wifi, and myriad details that make an event successful? Jonathan Kressaty is banking on Betwext, a service he built on top of Twilio to help event coordinators send scheduled text messages to their guests.  Even better, Betwext imports all your Eventbrite attendees as subscribers, so you… Read More

JustRemindIt Uses Twilio to Help You Forget About Forgetting

Wake up calls and appointment reminders just got easier to create and manage with the release of JustRemindIt’s iPhone application. Created by Aditya Kothadiya, JustRemindIt is a Twilio powered pay-as-you-go service that’ll call you with a reminder right when you need it. All you have to do is type in the number and time to call along with a reminder message. When it’s time, JustRemindIt uses… Read More

Roger Pincombe Combines Twilio SMS with DailyBurn to Win Trip To Boston!

Sometimes the most powerful ideas are also the simplest. Roger Pincombe had such an idea. Using DailyBurn‘s database of nutrition facts for over 475,000 food items, Roger built a simple SMS interface that allows you to check just how bad that burger is for you while you’re standing in line at the fast food joint. To use the app, send a text message to 415-729-3599, and… Read More

Say Hello to Rahim, Our New Developer Evangelist

Hi, my name’s Rahim, and I just joined Twilio as a Developer Evangelist two weeks ago. I’ll be joining John Sheehan, John Britton, and Brian Levine in helping our developers build amazing apps with Twilio. Prior to Twilio, I worked as a developer at various companies in Southern California, but was so blown away by the simplicity and power of Twilio’s API that I knew I… Read More

Billy Chasen Wins Anything Goes Contest with SMS-controlled Door Lock!

We’ve seen people use Twilio to build SMS applications that integrate with door buzzer systems to send the right touchtones to let people through locked doors. Billy Chasen took that concept to another level. He built a system that uses SMS to control a physical door lock via an embedded web server connected to a servo motor connected to the lock. Billy wrote a blog post talking… Read More

Calling all Java developers – Making voice calls and sending SMS messages with Java

Did you know that Twilio offers helper libraries in a variety of programming languages to simplify the process of connecting your web application to Twilio? Java developers can use the Twilio Java Library to simplify making calls to the Twilio REST API, as well as generation of TwiML responses. We recently updated our HowTo’s and example code to include several Java examples, and over the next… Read More