TechCocktail Startup Mixology D.C. Recap

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend TechCocktail’s Startup Mixology Conference in Washington, DC. The conference is a single track event focused on putting the people “who do” together with the people “who want to do.” It ends up being an interesting blend of business types, lawyers, accountants, technologists, bloggers, and developers. The thread that ties them all together are startups. My mission… Read More

Brian Shaffer Wins Our Twilio/FreshBooks Contest

Earlier this month, we ran a contest with our friends at FreshBooks. We wanted to see what our developer communities could create using both Twilio’s phone and SMS APIs and FreshBooks’ billing API. With an iPad 2, $100 in FreshBooks credits, $100 in Twilio credit, and a whole lot of swag up for grabs, we knew this would be an interesting contest. Developers submitted everything from… Read More

Build Your Own Call Forwarding System Using Twilio Twimlets

In this how to, we show you how to build your own call forwarding system by using Twimlets to implement a call transferring functionality where you can give out one phone number (your Twilio number), so that when someone dials that number, Twilio will ring multiple phones and connect the call to the first person to pick-up and accept the call. In case no one picks… Read More

Twilio Partners with oDesk to Connect Developers and Projects

Today we’re excited to announce that Twilio has partnered with oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing online employment platform, to make it easier than ever for members of the Twilio developer community to find contract software development work.  As part of the partnership, we’ve created an official Twilio oDesk group that brings together project owners with our community of more than 40,000 developers to build Twilio-powered applications and… Read More

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon San Diego Recap

I had the pleasure of attending the first San Diego Mobile App Hackathon at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego. I was really impressed by the developer turnout, quality of speakers and overall enthusiasm for mobile development. One of the central ideas nearly everyone mentioned was using HTML5 to bring more function and consistency to mobile apps across all platforms.  The event was put on by the… Read More

How the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Uses Twilio to Coordinate Over 2,000 Athletes

Earl Nall is the technology directory of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). Every year, they hold the high school state championships. This event brings people from all over the state of Tennessee into the city of Murfreesboro for four days. In order to keep everyone coordinated and up to date with the latest information, Earl used Cold Fusion, PHP, MySQL, and Twilio to develop… Read More

New Developer Contest: Plug In to OpenVBX

We built OpenVBX and released it to the community to share our idea of what’s possible with Twilio, for this contest, we’d like to see developers in the community take it to the next level. OpenVBX has a plugin system that allows you to extend its functionality in powerful ways. There are plugins that integrate into helpdesk systems, and ones that allow you to intelligently route… Read More

New Developer Contest: Plug In to OpenVBX

We built OpenVBX and released it to the community to share our idea of what’s possible with Twilio, for this contest, we’d like to see developers in the community take it to the next level. OpenVBX has a plugin system that allows you to extend its functionality in powerful ways. There are plugins that integrate into helpdesk systems, and ones that allow you to intelligently route… Read More