DOers in Action: Behind the Scenes of Cat Facts SMS App

Akiva Bamberger is a software engineer at Google. While lurking on reddit one night, he came across a post where a user was manually sending his friends cat facts via SMS. Akiva was inspired to write his own “cat facts” app. Using Twilio SMS and App Engine, he quickly wrote Cat Facts, to the delight of reddit readers and cat fanatics everywhere. Below is a guest… Read More

DOers in Action: Ricky Robinett, NYC Developer

Meet Ricky Robinett, a DOer extrodinaire and long-time Twilio developer among many other talents. Ricky is the master-mind behind Your Fake Girlfriend, Sndchk and the recently launched Happstr. Though he moonlights by the evening as a code hero, by day he is the Lead Developer of Integrations at TargetSpot in New York. Read his blog Eat, Code, Repeat and follow him on Twitter @RickyRobinett. How was your experience… Read More

TaxiMagic Builds an SMS Dispatch System Powered by Twilio

TaxiMagic was founded with the simple idea of making it easy to hail a cab. We’ve all been there: standing on a city street fluttering our arms like balky kites at passing taxis that refuse to stop. Or, equally frustrating, calling a cab company, being put on hold, waiting for a dispatcher and wondering if the cab will ever arrive. TaxiMagic, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, figured technology… Read More

A Week of Familiar Faces and New Friends at #twilioSXSW 2012

What a week! It was incredible hanging out with many great friends in Austin and meeting a ton of new ones. From developers building apps in just a matter of days to customers changing entire industries, it was an inspiring trip. Find all the photos from the SXSW adventures on the Twilio Facebook page. Below are highlights of the awesome Twilio-powered companies who made a splash at… Read More

Eventr Captures Twilio Prize at Angel Hack SF

On March 3rd the startup communities in Boston and San Francisco converged on Angel Hack, a bi-coastal hackathon that attracted hundreds of developers who had 30 hours to build an app from scratch and pitch it to a panel of angel investors.  I attended the San Francisco event which was held at Adobe’s offices on Townsend St.  I had a font-row seat to a whirlwind of… Read More

Startup Weekend Boston Rolls Out The Red Carpet

While most of America watched the Oscars, the enterprising folks at Startup Weekend Boston stepped up to demo the companies that they had worked so hard to create over their 48-hour, mostly sleepless, weekend stretch. The event had a great turnout, with more than 140 businesspeople, hackers, designers, and marketers attending. It began with 70 pitches, some of which garnered absolutely massive teams (18 people!). But… Read More

SurveyGizmo Launches SMS Surveys with Twilio Connect

Our friends at SurveyGizmo recently announced a cool new product for real-time mobile surveys delivered via Twilio SMS. We can think of lots of ways this will be useful—for event organizers who need to get quick feedback, for facilitators at public forums and for producers of interactive entertainment. For example, this could come in handy at SXSW. Beyond on-the-spot polling, SMS surveys can be a low-friction… Read More

Power Outages, Networking, and Karaoke at the NYC Twilio Meetup

Last month, Twilio hackers from all around the metro area descended on the offices of Union Square Ventures for the February 2012 Twilio Meetup. Fueled by pizza and beer, we began a fun night of live coding, karaoke, and mingling with the awesome people of New York’s Twilio community. Join our Meetup group and keep an eye our for our next meet up in your city…. Read More

Introducing Status Callback for Caller ID Verification Calls

Today we’re happy to announce the release of a small and useful feature: status callbacks for caller ID verification calls. This allows your application be notified when a verification call succeeds or fails so you can notify your users without having to poll the REST API. To use this new feature, make a POST request to the OutgoingCallerIds list resource and optionally include a  StatusCallback parameter to indicate… Read More