Connecting all with VoIP Drupal and Twilio

This post comes to us via Leo Burd, PhD. Leo serves as a researcher for MIT’s Center for Civic Media where he is working to solve issues around digital divide, social engagement, and civic empowerment. To reach that goal, he began exploring and building innovative phone, web, and mapping applications for use here and abroad. Along the way, this led to the creation of VoIP Drupal which he shares with us… Read More

Cloud Communications and The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World

Note: This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. If you are a marketer who has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of capturing and converting customers on the desktop web, the rapid rise of smartphones and the iPad might make you nervous. You’ve built businesses on paid search, written essays about optimizing lead forms and studied the ever-changing subtleties of SEO. Using cookies that follow us… Read More

Get Started with Twilio SMS: Receiving Incoming Text Messages Screencast

The Twilio Quickstart Tutorials are a great place to get started and learn the basics of our cloud communication platform, but I have always found it helpful to not only be able to read about the tools I’m using but also see them in use. This led me to kick off the Twilio Quickstart Screencast series where we will go through the steps of each tutorial… Read More

Partyline Transforms Phone Calls into Sound Collages for Art Hack

Partyline, a new experiment which rooted from and the winner of  Art Hack Weekend SF, combines ambient noises and involuntary participation, transforms phones into sound collages. Consisting of two parts–Voyeur, which dials participants and records their inputs and a Sequencer, which is a responsive view into voices going on at the time. Casey Rodarmor is self-described as just a guy, you know? Casey teamed up with Brandon… Read More

Build a Simple Phone Verification System with Twilio, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery

Verifying the phone numbers of your users is a fast, effective way to tamp down on fraud and spam accounts. Here’s how to build such a system in a hurry using PHP, MySQL and jQuery. (update: we also have a tutorial on how to build SMS phone verification into a Rails 4 app.) Below are highlights to the most important elements but you can download the complete example here. To run… Read More

Rotobooth: The Rotary Phone and Arduino-Powered Photobooth

Photobooths are cool, but what’s really cool is powering that photobooth with a rotary phone and an arduino, with a Twilio hack. And it looks pretty hip too. Rotobooth took third place out of over 50 hacks at PhotoHack Day 2 in New York and truly captured the classic photo-inspired theme of the event. Rotobooth is controlled by a rotary phone (super hacked!) connected to an… Read More

The Key to Phone Verification is a Good User Experience

At Twilio, it’s an article of faith that phones have an increasingly central place in our lives. This means it’s also increasingly important that all the numbers we use are accurate and up to date. One way to do this is to use Twilio for phone verification.We asked our customers to share stories about how they are doing this. Below is an account from Patrick McKenzie,… Read More