DOers in Action: Kunal Batra of General Machines

Kunal Batra is the founder of General Machines, a new startup whose goal it is to use Machine Learning to solve real world problems. Right now Kunal is working on multiple Twilio-powered services to help connect people who otherwise could not communicate with each other. The first service, Deaftel, allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing speak with hearing users. Another communication tool, Universal… Read More

CakePHP and Twilio: Receiving and Replying to SMS

This post by developer Bruno Nadeau  was originally posted on the Wyld Collective blog here and is related to a project exploring communication that drives public displays of commentary called Cityspeak. Bruno is an interactive designer and software developer at Wyldco, building all kinds of incredible interactive systems and products. Follow Wyldco at @Wyldco on Twitter and check out the cool projects from Wyld Collective. We… Read More

Two-Factor Authentication with Node.js and Twilio

Two-factor authentication is becoming the go-to method for increased login security on the web, as it ties a physical device to your virtual credentials. It is being adopted by many of the major players in the industry, including Intuit, Google and Facebook. While user security is paramount, modern web developers must also consider the UX problems that can arise from increased security measures. Since UX is becoming increasingly important,… Read More

Developer Contest Winner: SMS and Tracking with Salesforce

Alongside the Cloudstock event, we hosted a developer contest with a focus on getting business done with Salesforce. A stellar mix of entries from developers getting inspired through CRM tools, some who hacked on-site with us during Cloudstock. One productive app impressed us the most, and that was Michael Norton’s Twilio Messaging for Salesforce. This twilio-salesforce fork enables Salesforce users to send voice or SMS messages… Read More

Instant Satisfaction with Twilio and Box

You may remember our Twilio and Box mashup contest from last year. Since then, we’ve all been hard at work bringing instant satisfaction to the cloud and our friends over at Box just released a new irresistible feature. Announced today, Instant Mode is the ability to provision Box storage in a user’s account without authentication – it is as simple as passing an email address. This… Read More

Developer Contest: Instant Satisfaction with Twilio and Box

You may remember our Twilio and Box mashup contest from last year. Since then, we’ve all been hard at work bringing instant satisfaction to the cloud and our friends over at Box just released a new irresistible feature. Announced today, Instant Mode is the ability to provision Box storage in a user’s account without authentication – it is as simple as passing an email address. This… Read More

Twilio Hangs in the Vibrant New York Tech Scene at NY Tech Day

There is a lot of talk around the differences between the Valley tech community and the New York tech community. I don’t have a bias with Twilio headquartered in San Francisco with a satellite office in NYC, but it’s great to see New York prove it’s vibrant tech scene with events like NY Tech Day. Over 200 startups came out to exhibit at the first time startup-palooza… Read More

An Enterprise-class IVR in 2 Days

When Eric Rockenbach sat down this spring to add an interactive voice response system to an automated trading platform, he was in for a pleasant surprise. His goal was to use the Twilio API to send out alerts, for example, if a trading position reached a certain size or there was an unexpected drawdown in capital. He also wanted to create a second set of alerts… Read More

Tech Entrepreneur Rises from Dotcom Ashes with CRM Software and Twilio

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Thirteen years ago serial entrepreneur Richard Keith Latman made headlines around the country when Microworkz, his Seattle-based startup, was nearly crushed by an avalanche of orders for its low-priced PCs and free Internet service. Amid mounting lawsuits and Better Business Bureau complaints, Latman found himself out of job. To support his family, he began selling cars. Working for car dealers gave him the idea that would… Read More