A few weeks ago, we launched Twilio Client and a massive contest around it. We wanted to see what interesting Client applications our developer community could create in just two weeks. We were amazed with the results! We saw everything from add-ons that let you dial phone numbers straight from your browser to a 3D game with Twilio Client used for in-game chat. With so many great entries, this proved to be the hardest contest we’ve ever had to judge. In the end, five entries narrowly stood out to take home the prizes.
Described by its creators, Cristina Fonseca and Tiago Paiva, as the Zendesk for voice, and built in just 10 days, TalkDesk allows companies to manage support calls from the browser. We liked it because it has an intuitive interface and tight integration into several systems, like Zendesk and Salesforce. Watch the video below to see it in action.
Bringing developers into the office for job interviews is expensive and time consuming. Using Koderank to do an online coding interview before an in-person visit can save a company time and money. Koderank was created by Antonio Rodriguez and allows the interviewer can set up a shared whiteboard where both the interviewer and developer can write and view code in real time as well as speak to each other throughout the interview.
Mobile phones have become so popular that many families are eschewing “home phones” altogether. Unfortunately, this means that children must then rely on their parent’s cell phones to call loved ones. Alex Gates created the Bumble phone to solve this problem. Bumble is a safe and simple way for children to make phone calls from a kid-friendly interface to a predefined list of phone numbers set up by their parents.
Call tracking allows companies to track metrics about phone calls (like call time, caller location, etc.), which help them learn what works and what doesn’t. With RingDNA’s call tracking platform, sales reps can easily handle incoming leads from either their browser or phone. We liked it because of its tight integration to Salesforce and ease of use for both incoming and outgoing calls. Kyle Roche (its creator), gives a quick walkthrough of RingDNA in the video below.
OpenVBX allows users to create powerful call flows easily using a drag-and-drop flow editor, but testing those flows meant calling into the Twilio number and going through the flow over the phone. Using Aaron Porter’s Flow Preview plugin, users can now preview call flows right from the flow editor—no need to dial a number or even save the flow!
And of course, a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted entries for this contest! We received a ton of awesome entries that made it incredibly difficult to choose just five winners.
Want to get involved? We hold developer contests regularly. This week’s contest, is all about powering up sales using Twilio Client. Use Twilio Client to build a call management tool for a sales team, an intelligent click-to-call system, or anything else that helps improves sales. Get all the details here.