Text Me My Schedule Helps Students Make It to Class

This is a guest post by Mike Jahn, a 21 year old Information Systems/Web Development college student with a passion for music, rollerblading, photography, technology and the Internet who built Text Me My Schedule using Twilio. Mike tried to solve a very simple problem among college students by using a medium nearly every student has access to- text messaging! Let’s see what Mike had to say… Read More

Predictive Dialing on Demand with Impact Dialing

Impact Dialing is a pay-as-you-go on-demand auto dialer built on Twilio. Their software is used by call centers, pollsters, and political campaigns to improve the efficiency of their outbound calling operations and to send out pre-recorded messages.  Customers can pay-per-agent or pay-per-minute. As reported by Venture Beat a few weeks ago, Impact Dialing recently raised funding to further the development of their service.  VentureBeat reports: “As… Read More

Canappi Helps Developers Build Converged Mobile Apps

Two weeks ago, Canappi launched the 1.0 version of their mobile app development platform, and they’re rolling out connections to leading APIs. We’re honored to announce that Twilio has been selected as the first among these API connections to be integrated into the platform. Canappi for Twilio Developers – Voice & SMS in 20 Minutes Using the Canappi Twilio API connector, developers can build iPhone applications… Read More

Search Quora Questions with SMS

About a month ago, Shreyes Seshasai from the popular online question and answer service Quora announced (on Quora, of course) that they are now supporting the ability for users to search questions via SMS.  To use Quora’s SMS-enabled service, simply go to the Quora Settings page and register your phone number. We’ll send you an introductory message, and you can reply to that phone number to use Quora…. Read More

HotPads Uses Twilio to Reduce Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

HotPads is a map-based housing search engine. Apartments and houses are listed for rent and for sale, along with foreclosures, vacation rentals and hotels.  Users can search by the most important feature of real estate: location, and provides a range of user friendly visual search tools that help housing shoppers find their best housing option. We spoke with Senior Software Engineer David Peters about their Twilio… Read More

Introducing Twilio Applications: An Easier Way to Manage Phone Numbers

Today we’re excited to announce a new feature for Twilio developers: the ability to create and assign a Twilio Application to a phone number instead of a URL. When you log into Twilio.com you’ll see a new tab in your account dashboard called “Apps” where you can create and manage your applications. Applications make it easy to change voice and SMS URLs and other settings across… Read More