Twilio Rocks Out at Music Hack Day Boston

It was the first weekend in November when hundreds of hackers descended upon Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, still recovering from their Halloween sugar highs. Their goal: to create the next generation of music tech at Music Hack Day Boston. The event began as most hackathons do, with API demos from the sponsors and project pitches from the hackers. But once the brilliant MC Paul Lamere shot his… Read More

Guest Post: David Czarnecki's Twilio GitHub Hook

David Czarnecki is a Lead Engineer at Agora Games and an avid Ruby/Rails/Scala/Java developer. One Sunday evening he started playing with Twilio and ended up writing a GitHub service hook. This is how it happened: If you think it’s hard to integrate Voice, VoIP or SMS into your application, you couldn’t be more wrong. In this blog post, I’ll show you how easily I integrated Twilio into a… Read More

Zendesk's Adrian McDermott talks about building a virtual call center and dispels myths about phone support

At the 2011 Twilio Conference, Zendesk’s AdrianMcDermott presented the Twilio-powered Zendesk Voice. Zendesk Voice uses Twilio Client to build VoIP capabilities into Zendesk’s customer support software, turning Zendesk Voice into a virtual call center. Thanks to Twilio Client’s click-to-call capabilities, a consumer can reach a support agent with a single click or call a prominently displayed phone number. Twilio Client also makes it possible for support agents to take calls… Read More

Set Your Receivers To Boost – This Is London Calling

Just over three weeks ago, Twilio announced our expansion into Europe and the demand is positively rabid.  Twilio phone numbers in the United Kingdom has opened up new levels of trans-Atlantic possibility to our developer community, from opening up existing apps to a new market to forging new Twilio-powered products that cut the headaches out of international communication. In celebration of this successful launch, we’re inviting… Read More

Box Innovation Network (/bin) Launch Event – Ticket Giveaway!

One of the most important aspects of innovation in Silicon Valley is the incredible community – mentors willing to pass their knowledge onto young entrepreneurs, angel investors providing seed money to early stage companies, and startups banding together to help disrupt the status quo. Our team’s focus is to build and support new initiatives that continue to help spur innovation. That’s why we’re pleased to hear… Read More

New Twilio Developer Contest: Set Your Receivers To Boost – This Is London Calling

Just over three weeks ago, Twilio announced our expansion into Europe and the demand is positively rabid.  Twilio phone numbers in the United Kingdom has opened up new levels of trans-Atlantic possibility to our developer community, from opening up existing apps to a new market to forging new Twilio-powered products that cut the headaches out of international communication. In celebration of this successful launch, we’re inviting… Read More

Wave Accounting Wins Developer Contest With Slick Presence Add-on

Two weeks ago we welcomed the Twilio developer community to compete in a free-form contest using Twilio Presence, and you responded with typical alacrity.  Presence helps your Twilio Client by giving you an easy JavaScript hook that notifies your webapp when your users become available.  Sean Walberg from Wave Accounting used this feature in a novel integration to their accounting platform for small-to-medium sized businesses, winning… Read More

Medical treatment directory WhatClinic uses call tracking to prove its value to customers

The UK’s WhatClinic is a lead-generating directory of international medical treatment providers. The company started off targeting medical tourists — people who travel abroad in pursuit of lower-cost healthcare – but as it expanded its international reach, WhatClinic realized that its service could be just as valuable to local consumers. The basic business model remained the same: Consumers come to the site in search of specific… Read More

Epic October Twilio Events Recap

Hackathons, conferences, code camps, meetups and more, October 2011 had it all. Twilio was proud to take part in so many amazing events, from San Francisco to Indiana to New York to Miami. And for the first time, Twilio was thrilled to jump into new communities across the ocean in the UK and Ireland. Here’s a recap of some of the events we were a part… Read More