Announcing the Twilio API Explorer

Need a hand with that app? At Twilio we pride ourselves on simple, easy to use APIs with great documentation. We try our best to ensure that building powerful telephony applications is a seamless process and to provide the right tools and libraries to make it easy to integrate Twilio into whatever application you are building. Today we’re announcing a major enhancement to our developer tools,… Read More

Announcing OpenVBX, a virtual phone system, now with Twilio Client

Today we are excited to share the latest version of OpenVBX, a virtual phone system that now features native VoIP integration with Twilio Client. OpenVBX users now have a sleek, intuitive interface for making and receiving calls directly in the browser to other users. Simply push a button to talk, and the dialpad slides out to enable DTMF tones, hangup, and mute. OpenVBX 1.0: A virtual phone… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio & Box

Last week, we kicked off the release of Twilio Client with a bang. We wanted to keep the fireworks going, so today we’re announcing a huge partner contest with our friends at Box. Box’s platform allows businesses to securely store, manage, and share content. For this contest, you’ll have two weeks to create an interesting application that combines Twilio’s API (bonus points for using Twilio Client)… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio & Box

Last week, we kicked off the release of Twilio Client with a bang. We wanted to keep the fireworks going, so today we’re announcing a huge partner contest with our friends at Box. Box’s platform allows businesses to securely store, manage, and share content. For this contest, you’ll have two weeks to create an interesting application that combines Twilio’s API (bonus points for using Twilio Client)… Read More

Twilio powers call tracking and virtual phone systems for real estate

There’s no place like home, and there’s no industry like real estate for technology. We’ve seen web leads, call tracking, text message and voice alerts related to customer acquisition, workflows, virtual phone systems to manage groups, call routing, and visual voicemail. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! At the RealPage User Conference hosted at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, I had the honor… Read More

Portland API Hack Day Recap

Last week, among the caffeine-laden ruins of OSCON 2011, a number of geeks came together in a not-so-secret meeting at Urban Airship called API Hack Day. Powered by coffee, colorful donuts, tacos, coffee, pizza, and other tasty beverages, a number of champions rose from the ashes to demonstrate their prowess and creativity with some of the best APIs in the land. Three stood above the rest…. Read More

Testing Twilio's Text-to-Speech Engine Using Twilio Client

Twilio Client is more than just a phone in your browser, it’s an audio pipe into Twilio. So in addition to being able to create a “soft phone”, you can make all kinds of other interesting applications. In this tutorial we’ll make a simple text-to-speech (TTS) tester. Every now and then, I see a post in the forum or an e-mail to help@twilio.com asking how to… Read More

@WalmartLabs Pushes “Value of the day” with Twilio Short Code SMS

Walmart offers a “Value of the day” to all of its customers. The “Values of the day” are special discounts that Walmart shoppers can redeem for a limited time. Shoppers can find out about these discounts in a range of ways, including following Walmart’s Twitter account @WalmartSpecials. Now, thanks to Twilio Short Code SMS, shoppers can get notifications via text message, as well. We had a… Read More