A Twilio-Powered Solution for Libraries: Central Library Consortium's Voice Broadcasting App

Learning, exploring, questioning and doing are all big parts of our culture at Twilio, and there are few places that promote this approach to life as much as our local libraries. Libraries bring people and ideas together, and make knowledge accessible to everyone. Nearly three-quarters of all U.S. libraries provide the only source of free access to computers and the Internet in their communities. So we… Read More

TrustedID Protects Customers From ID Theft With Real-Time SMS Alerts

Identity-protection company, TrustedID, uses Twilio to notify customers of potential threats with SMS alerts. TrustedID is an identity-protection company. Using both data mining algorithms and other monitoring techniques, TrustedID’s services help consumers protect their bank accounts, credit cards, social security numbers and medical health benefits against identity thieves. Since it began operations, TrustedID has been relying on email notifications and phone calls to alert its members… Read More

Twilio Launches Twilio Client iOS SDK to Enable VoIP Communications in Any App

At Twilio, we’re passionate about enabling software developers to build rich communications experiences with simple, powerful tools, and so today we’re proud to launch Twilio Client for iOS. Twilio Client for iOS makes it possible for any mobile application to make and receive phone calls as well as provide real-time presence information about contacts, using the data connection of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Now, any… Read More

Manage Your Call Recordings with the REST API

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When we talk about our API, sometimes we use the term “REST” without describing what it actually means. When we look under the hood, we find a lots of moving pieces that fit together to make everything work as described. Realistically, to people who just use Twilio on a day to day basis, those details are not important. The key part developers should understand is “nouns and verbs.”… Read More

Twilio for .NET Developers Part 7: SMS & Voice Application Flows using ASP.NET MVC

This is a series of blog posts that introduce and walk you through using the different .NET Helper Libraries that Twilio provides. These libraries simplify using the Twilio REST API for .NET developers, and provide as set of utilities that make it easy to work with TwiML and Twilio Client. Take a look at part one, two, three, four, five and six of the series. Creating SMS &… Read More

Join Twilio for Picture Perfect Hacking at Photo Hack Day 2

Following a stellar showing from the previous Photo Hack Day, Aviary is back with an even bigger agenda for their next photo-centric hackathon. This weekend, Photo Hack Day 2 will kick off with two days of photo-friendly hacking and a special emphasis on mobile apps. As an added bonus, attendees will enjoy a fireside chat with some amazing NYC entrepreneurs, including the co-founder of Reddit Alexis… Read More

Seattle Entrepreneurs Descend on The Startup Conference

Yesterday I attended The Startup Conference in downtown Seattle, organized by the Founder Institute. This was the Institutes’s first go in Seattle after putting on the conference in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Paris.  Being relatively new to the Seattle startup scene, I was looking for a solid litmus test of the local entrepreneurial energy as we kick-off 2012. This conference was a single-day event that featured CEOs… Read More

QuickPay sets out to transform parking, with a little help from Twilio

We’d like to congratulate QuickPay, a Twilio customer that just closed a new round of funding. QuickPay’s mission is to make parking easier. Instead of fumbling with parking machines, cash boxes and meters, people with the QuickPay smart phone app will be able to pay by touching their phones. While we’ll never be able to get those hours back that we’ve already spent hunting for all the… Read More

A Twilio-Powered Valentine's Day

Today is a day to celebrate love and friendship. Share it with the ones special to you, preferably through an awesome hack. Developers are building really cool Twilio apps to kick Valentine’s Day off right, and below we picked a few of our favorites. Secretly SMS Your Crush with UMake.me Secret crushes are hard, but luckily there’s a way to share your feelings without revealing your true… Read More