Sean Saulsbury Wins Our Power Up Conferencing Developer Contest With Call In Studio

Last week, we challenged developers to take Twilio’s conferencing features and apply them in new and interesting ways. We had some great entries, but in the end, we decided Sean Saulsbury’s Call In Studio was the most interesting application of conferencing. Call In Studio allows Internet and radio show producers to easily screen and manage calls for their shows. Since radio stations no longer need to… Read More

Announcing New Official Twilio Helper Libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java

Today we’re proud to announce the availability of our revamped Twilio helper libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java. Each of the libraries was written by a Twilio developer familiar with the language and framework of each respective library. As always, all of the libraries are open source and available on GitHub where they will be actively maintained and improved. In addition to new official… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio + DotCloud

For this week’s developer contest, we’ve partnered with our friends at DotCloud. Unlike most PaaS providers that are centered around a single language (Orchestra for PHP, AppHarbor for .NET, and so on), DotCloud, let’s you easily build your own, custom stack. For example, you could be running a classic PHP/MySQL setup and with just a few edits of a config file, swap out MySQL for MongoDB…. Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio + DotCloud

For this week’s developer contest, we’ve partnered with our friends at DotCloud. Unlike most PaaS providers that are centered around a single language (Orchestra for PHP, AppHarbor for .NET, and so on), DotCloud, let’s you easily build your own, custom stack. For example, you could be running a classic PHP/MySQL setup and with just a few edits of a config file, swap out MySQL for MongoDB…. Read More

Rising Tides Lift All Ships, Or What I learned at Startup Festival Montreal

This past week I hopped on a red-eye to Montreal to attend the International Startup Festival. Despite being its first year, the two-day conference brought almost a thousand attendees. What I liked about the conference—besides being held in beautiful Montreal—was that it really drove home the fundamentals of creating and running a business. A return to sensibilities. Here are my big takeaways from the event. For… Read More

Easy Conference Calling with Twilio

We’re running a developer contest this week centered around Twilio’s conference calling features, so I thought it would be helpful if I did a quick run through of the <Conference> verb. Have Your People Call My People The most straight-forward way of setting up conference calling is to drop all incoming calls into a conference using the <Conference> verb:

The name of the conference is… Read More

Announcing Twilio SMS Short Codes

We’re happy to announce the launch of our newest product, Twilio SMS Short Codes, which has been in private beta for the past few months and is now available to everyone.  The service enables software developers to build applications that send and receive text messages using dedicated 5 and 6-digit numbers, and is the easiest way to get a short code and send SMS at volume. Sending… Read More

Roger Pincombe Wins Our Twilio/Infochimps Contest With Social Contact

We held a developer contest last week with our friends at Infochimps. The theme was data, and the goal was to see what interesting applications our developer communities could make using both Twilio’s API and Infochimps data sets and data APIs. We got everything from an app that reports your Twitter influence to a tool to help you look up valid words for Scrabble. In the… Read More

Announcing the 1st Twilio Conference – Sept. 21st & 22nd

Ready to hang out with the makers, doers, movers, and shakers in the Twilio community? Join us September 21st and 22nd, 2011 at the Bently Reserve here in San Francisco for the first ever Twilio Conference.  The event features deep technical talks, demos from Twilio-powered companies, on-stage finalist presentations and judging for the next batch of Twilio Fund recipients, updates on Twilio products and roadmap, and… Read More