WolfraSMS, the Power of Search via SMS and WolframAlpha

Martin Pannier was looking for a way to bring the power of search similar to Siri to a wider audience, why should iPhone 4s owners have all the fun? What he built is WolfraSMS: a simple SMS app that harnesses the search capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha, powered by Twilio. Martin is the co-founder and COO of SocialFolders, a service to organize your social content in the cloud…. Read More

Twilio Client Expands to Android to Enable Cross-Platform VoIP Calls

Following the February launch of Twilio Client for iOS, we are very excited to expand our mobile tools with the launch Twilio Client for Android. This makes it possible for any Android application to make and receive voice calls over a cellular data or WiFi connection without ever using standard cell phone minutes. With this launch, Twilio Client is now available for Android, iOS and web… Read More

DOer Lyle Pratt Launches BuildANumber alongside BetterVoicemail

Lyle Pratt is a DOer by nature, with a business-focused education on paper, he’s been writing software for years. After missing API Hack Day because of the flu, Lyle reached out to share with us the app he built anyways – talk about hack commitment. What he built was an add on to his current start up BetterVoicemail, an app that allows users to simply build… Read More

This Week Twilio takes Chicago with Text Messages and Pizza

We love Chicago and we don’t get to give the city as much attention as we’d like. But every so often, an entire series of events line up to let us visit the Chicago area to enjoy the only city with real deep dish pizza, connect with developers, and generally get to know the community better. Starting tomorrow, May 15th, Twilio’s Jon Gottfried will be visiting… Read More

Twilio Office Hours: Hang Out in the Cloud With Real Live Twilions!

We are kicking off a series of developer office hours on the Twilio Spreecast Channel this coming Thursday, May 17th at 4pm PST/7pm EST where you can grab instant answers and direct feedback on your Twilio questions. We invite you, our noble community of Twilio hackers, to ask questions, talk about your favorite hacks, tell us what features you’d love to see, or just talk about Star Wars (disclaimer:… Read More

Infield Health Builds Mobile Health Solutions with the Twilio SMS API

Can a text message a day keep patients on-track with health programs? Three years ago Doug Naegele, president of Infield Health, decided to find out. Infield Health uses mobile technologies like SMS messaging and secure mobile web to help people adhere to programs with a certain health goal in mind. By delivering information straight to mobile phones, the company helps people better manage their health between… Read More

San Francisco Startups Do Pushups for Charity Next Thursday

Doing pushups started as just a way for the Udemy team to stay in shape at the office. Before they knew it, the team had the crazy idea to one day turn that exercise into a way to raise money for charity. And that crazy fundraiser is about to happen. This Thursday, San Francisco startups 99Designs, GitHub, Hotel Tonight, Udemy and Zaarly will put their hands to… Read More

Retail SMS In-Stock Reminders with Twilio

DOer Timmy Crawford is the developer behind Cone Patrol, the Twilio-powered app serving up your powder alerts for northwest during the snow season. He is also the Lead Web Developer at The Longboard Store. Timmy recently implemented SMS reminders to customers waiting for out-of-stock items to be available and below he walks through the process on the site, as well as the conversions he’s watching. This… Read More

Startup Weekend Launches its GOV Initiative in Seattle

This past weekend Startup Weekend kicked-off it’s GOV initiative in Seattle.  The premise is simple: connect communities and governments to innovative and entrepreneurial people.  Startup Weekend has done such a great job of rallying these DOers over the years in order to solve persistent and pressing problems. Mayor McGinn and representatives from the City of Seattle, King County and the State of Washington were on hand this… Read More