API Mashup Developer Contest: A Rube Goldberg Holiday

The holidays are upon us! This means lots of napping, big meals, more napping, and too much time with family. The best part? Extra time for hacking. So we thought an extra special API mashup developer challenge would be perfect over the extended holidays, with just a smidge of holiday cheer. The Challenge: Build a Digital Rube Goldberg machine This would be an hyper-engineered machine that… Read More

Txt2wrk Lowers Barriers to Employment With Voice Broadcasting and SMS Alerts

A long-time technology journalist joins Twilio after building her first voice broadcasting and SMS alerts app at an Oakland hackathon. The announcement for the Code for Oakland hackathon last spring immediately caught my eye for its unusual emphasis on building mobile apps for public records. I didn’t know anything about making a mobile app, but public records are my passion. So I joined about 85 other people… Read More

ZendCon 2011: Keith Casey Talks Twilio on WebDev Radio

A few weeks ago our Austin-based evangelist Keith Casey sat down with Michael Kimsal of WebDev Radio to chat about Austin coworking, Twilio Connect and startup life outside Silicon Valley. Have a listen, it’s a great conversation. You can follow Keith on Twitter at @caseysoftware and read more about his first days at Twilio. A big thanks to WebDev Radio and Michael Kimsal, as well as… Read More

Twilio Engineering: Achieving High Availability in the Cloud

The Twilio engineering team recently shared a new blog post on Scaling High-Availability Infrastructure in the Cloud.  It looks at the current state of the cloud industry and the challenges associated with providing high-availability services in the cloud.  The post argues that data persistence is one of the hardest technical problem most scalable SaaS businesses face and explores the difficulties of scaling big data services.  Ahoy Hoy is Twilio’s… Read More

Twilio teams up with Zappos for API Hack-a-Long Contest

The holidays are upon us which means shopping, e-commerce and lots of gifting, so it only makes sense for us to team up with our friends at Zappos during their Hackathon Hack-a-Long contest. Build an app that falls under the theme of “gifting”, mashing the new Zappos API with Twilio’s API for epic developer street cred and prizes. Want to include more bang with your app?… Read More

Hack Hatched At Twilio Conference Grows Into Full Business

What began as a prize-winning hack at Twilio Conference enters a promising beta this week as Billy Coover and Barry Harkness from SideBox announce their new product, Nearby Now.  A helpful search tool for connecting with real service professionals in your area, Nearby Now cuts through the review and recommendation site noise by using geolocation to find the plumbers, HVAC repair techs, mechanics and other services… Read More

Twilio SMS Lands in Canada

Developers have been requesting SMS functionality for phone numbers and locations around the world, and today we’re proud to deliver the next country for our SMS product: Canada! Until now Twilio SMS has only been available in the U.S. using local ten digit phone numbers to send and receive text messages.  As of today, newly purchased Canadian numbers will also be able to send and receive… Read More

TheInterviewr uses Twilio for call recording, SMS reminders and more

A new interview app built on Twilio brings the benefits of cloud communications to everyone from bloggers to lawyers It’s the Monday after a long holiday weekend, and you’re a corporate recruiter facing a long list of candidates you need to call. But first, there’s a mountain of information to locate and review, not to mention dozens of interviews and auto-reminders to set up. You love… Read More

CallRail offers 5 things to know about call tracking in the cloud

CallRail offers full-featured call tracking for small and large businesses, powered by Twilio Anyone who has ever tried to sell advertising can tell you that the number one question they hear is “how will I know this ad you are selling is getting me customers?” Andy Powell, founder of BimmerShops, a comprehensive directory of independent BMW mechanics, decided to answer by providing his customers with a… Read More