Stay Connected at Lollapalooza This Year With Bandcast

This post features Elenor Collings of Bandcast, and is part of our Twilio Customer Highlights series.  Have you built an application using Twilio that you’d like to see featured on our blog?  Drop a note to, we’d love to hear from you. Bandcast is a mobile web application that uses Twilio to help you organize and connect with your friends at the iconic music festival Lollapalooza,… Read More

Announcing New ColdFusion Helper Library for Twilio

I’m excited to announce the availability of the ColdFusion Helper Library for Twilio. This helper provides an easy to use and natural way for CFML developers to make calls to the Twilio REST API as well as create TwiML responses. Another cool feature of the helper is an API explorer, which allows you to browse the entire Twilio REST API and make calls simply by filling… Read More

Caley Woods Wins Our Twilio/DotCloud Contest With SOSMS

Last week, we held a developer contest with our friends at DotCloud. The requirements were simple: build something interesting using Twilio and deploy it on DotCloud. We had some great entries, but in the end both companies felt that Caley Woods’ SOSMS was the winner. Here’s what Caley had to say about his entry: SOSMS was born after the May 22nd, 2011 EF5 tornado that tore… Read More

Twilio Powers Epicom’s Universal Click-to-Call for SugarCRM

This is a guest post by Erik Wikman, Engineering Manager at Epicom Corporation. A snow storm totaling 1.25 inches in Austin, Texas this past winter yielded the development of several Twilio-based products including a Universal Click-to-Call plugin for SugarCRM. Epicom responded quickly and developed an emergency SMS system to warn all employees of the unsafe driving conditions. The message was sent out of our SugarCRM system as text messages… Read More

New Developer Contest: First 5 Live

Today we released Twilio Client, a brand new way to communicate with the world. Twilio Client is more than just a phone in your browser, it’s an audio pipe that lets you plug into Twilio from any web browser and use the APIs you’re already familiar with to build a whole new class of powerful applications. To celebrate the launch of Twilio Client, we’re holding a… Read More

IDC report suggests telco apps should move to the cloud

Should the world migrate its voice communications to the cloud? A recent IDC industry report by analyst Elisabeth Rainge explores this question. In the report, Rainge notes that, while the recent downtime experienced by Amazon’s AWS underscored the cloud’s risks, “the economic benefits of cloud along with the technology advances reflected in cloud services are significantly more attractive than the operational cost models of traditional communications services.” Rainge points… Read More

Trulia gives real estate agents an edge with Instant Leads

For a real estate agent in pursuit of a hot lead, speed is everything. According to a study by Dr. James Oldroyd of MIT, an agent’s odds of successfully contacting an online lead are 100 times higher if the lead hears back from the agent within five minutes of filling out an online form. Understanding the central importance of rapid responses to an agent’s bottom line,… Read More

Join Twilio in Chicago This Weekend for TechWeek 2011

This Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be attending the TechWeek Conference in Chicago. TechWeek is a week-long celebration of new technology; it’s made up of the TechWeek Conference (Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th) as well as a week of events like Tech Cocktail and Startup Weekend Chicago. Demo During the conference, we’ll have a large booth in the main hall as part of the larger hacker… Read More