Fun and Games

Touch-tone-tanks I got an e-mail from some friends that showed off a phone in game they built at their company’s internal hackathon and I just knew it’s time for another playful developer contest. Use the API to make a game—a puzzle game, an old school MUD, whatever’s fun—and you could win yourself an an Amazon Kindle 3G, $100 in Twilio credit, and some sweet Twilio swag!

Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm PT on Sunday April 3rd. Entries can be submitted here.

Looking for some code to get you started? Nodaphone, the engine that powers wildly popular Touch Tone Tanks, is open source and available on Github.

Bonus Round

Feeling speedy? Our friends at Zappos just released their developer API and they’re running their first ever developer contest. Mash-up the Twilio and Zappos API and enter it in their contest for a chance at a $250 Zappos gift certificate and $250 in cash. But hurry, their contest ends on March 31st!

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 can be submitted here.  If you need any help or want to bounce ideas off other Twilio developers, please join us on our forums or drop a note to help@twilio.com.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/zapposapi Zappos_api

    Thanks Team Twilio! The Zappos API team is super excited to get a plug from our friends here. We used Twilio in a fun internal app we built (we’ll share more details on that later) and it was a real breeze to use.
    As Rahim mentioned, we have our API contest and it ends on March 31rst (2 more days)! You don’t need to create a fully functional website to enter the contest. Just have a bit of fun and crank something out.
    Our contest actually has 3 different prizes:
    – Best Overall Application: $1000 value ($500.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $500.00 cash)
    – Most Fun and Weird Application: $500 value ($250.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $250.00 cash)
    – Best Mash-up Application (integrating other APIs or apps): $500 value ($250.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $250.00 cash)
    Have fun and let us know (@zappos_api) if there is anything we can help you with.
    Will (@whatupwilly) + the Zappos API team

  • http://profile.typepad.com/zapposapi Zappos_api

    Thanks Team Twilio! The Zappos API team is super excited to get a plug from our friends here. We used Twilio in a fun internal app we built (we’ll share more details on that later) and it was a real breeze to use.
    As Rahim mentioned, we have our API contest and it ends on March 31rst (2 more days)! You don’t need to create a fully functional website to enter the contest. Just have a bit of fun and crank something out.
    Our contest actually has 3 different prizes:
    – Best Overall Application: $1000 value ($500.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $500.00 cash)
    – Most Fun and Weird Application: $500 value ($250.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $250.00 cash)
    – Best Mash-up Application (integrating other APIs or apps): $500 value ($250.00 Zappos.com electronic gift certificate and $250.00 cash)
    Have fun and let us know (@zappos_api) if there is anything we can help you with.
    Will (@whatupwilly) + the Zappos API team