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 browsers to implement VoIP communications into any mobile app. Seamlessly talk between these platforms and traditional phones to let your users talk over whatever medium they choose.

Building Apps That Talk in the Cloud

Using Twilio Client for Android, developers have access to a few key features that will make building communications apps easy.

  • Real-time Presence – Build buddy lists into any app letting users know who is online and set up notifications when a user is available for voice chat
  • App Backgrounding – The SDK can receive voice calls even when a different app is in use, letting users switch between apps easily to respond to incoming calls.
  • Cross-Platform Interoperability – Twilio Client supports Android, iOS, and web browsers so apps can make calls between any platform, including bridging VoIP calls with traditional phone calls.
  • Voice Over Data and WiFi connections – Make and receive calls over data and WiFi connections without using carrier minutes

Getting Started with Twilio Client for Android

Ready to get started on building a mobile app that makes and receives phone calls?  We’ve got documentation, helper libraries, sample code, and an active community of developers ready to answer your questions.

If you are looking for iOS information take a look at the Twilio Client iOS Quickstart, iOS User Guide and download the SDK here.

Need more help?  Can’t code but want to find someone who can?  That’s cool!  Contact us at and we’ll connect you with members of our developer community who can help. Can’t wait to see what you build.

  • CelebTango

    This is great new functionality guys. Keep up the great work!

  • CelebTango

    This is great new functionality guys. Keep up the great work!