Use Twilio to Coordinate People for a Chance to Win a Kindle

Flash mob!UPDATE: We heard from many of you that the late start to this contest didn’t give you enough time to create an entry. We’ve decided to push the entry deadline back to this Sunday, January 30th at 11:59pm PT.

The category for this week’s Twilio Developer Contest is Coordinating People. This category is near and dear to me personally as it was the contest category that I won back in July of 2009 prior to being an employee of this fine establishment. Since then a lot has changed, most notably the addition of SMS capabilities to our APIs. So we’re breaking this category out of the archive for another go round. It’s time to crown a new champ of using Twilio to coordinate large groups of people.

To win this contest you’ll need to find a creative way to use Twilio to coordinate or organize groups of people. This goes beyond just simple group messaging. The larger the group your app communicates with, the better. In addition to the size of the group, judging for this contest will heavily emphasize original use cases that have not been done before.

If you’ve previously entered the contest but didn’t win, spruce up your app and enter again. Any non-winning entry is eligible to enter the contest again. This contest will end Sunday January 23rd January 30th at 11:59pm PT. The winner will receive a Kindle 3G and $100 in Twilio credit.

Judging is under way for the TechStars contest. If you entered, please make sure your demo links are working throughout today and tomorrow. We will follow up with the entrants soon.

Also, due to the the large number of entries into the Anything Goes contest, we’re still finalizing that contest and will be in touch with the winners and runners-up in the near future. Thanks for your patience!

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