Philadelphia Police Department Fights Crime With Twilio SMS

The Philadelphia Police Department is the nation’s oldest municipal agency—and one of the most forward thinking. In March, the department decided to empower residents to fight crime by using SMS message. “For many people, text messages are the preferred method of communication,” said Karima Zedan, director of communications for the Philadelphia Police Department. “We wanted to make it possible for people to send anonymous tips from… Read More

London Calling: UK Mobile Innovators, Alexander Graham Bell and Kid Coders

This month was full of activities as we hit the road across the UK to meet DOers, learn code with young developers, be inspired by new entrepreneurs and more. August launched with the amazing Young Rewired State Festival of Code, a week-long event that encourages kids under 18 years old to code. During this year’s event, participants collaboratively built over 100 projects in 40 centres across… Read More

Announcing Beta Phone Numbers in Five New Countries

We’re very excited to open up public beta for five new countries, expanding Twilio capabilities to more developers across the world. Starting today, developers can apply to join the Global Beta program for Twilio Voice in The Czech Republic, Greece, Israel, Romania and Switzerland. In addition to these new countries, we are releasing geographic numbers in public beta in four countries: Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Spain…. Read More

DOers In Action: Alexander Kern, from Startups to Space Tech

Some fourth graders play with action figures, some trade baseball cards, and some writePHP script. Alex Kern was one of those fourth graders. Alex Kern is originally from West Los Angeles, and taught himself to code at an extremely early age. His scope of interests then widened to include robotics, jet propulsion, startups and, of course, hackathons. From startups to space tech, Alex is clearly eager… Read More

TrialX: Unlocking Clinical Trials with Twilio API

For patients coming to terms with a new diagnosis or a reoccurrence of their disease, clinical trials represent a rare form of hope. For doctors, clinical trials are a critical stop on the road to a cure. But for years, matching patients with clinical trials of new treatments currently under investigation has been an exercise in futility. Trial investigators usually have to rely on file cabinets… Read More

My Summer at Twilio: The Inside Story From a Twilio Intern

tl;dr: Working at Twilio has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had. The friendships I’ve made, the work I’ve done, and the things I’ve learned have gone a long way and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I’m Oscar Sanchez and I am working on the Web team here at Twilio. There are three main teams (x-team, i-team, and c-team), each of… Read More

Twilio Top Developer Panel Picks for SXSW 2013

Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth series could detail the great migration from San Francisco to Austin, TX for South by Southwest. Morgan Freeman would say, “Every year, in March, the startup world gathers up its laptops, free t-shirts, and Moleskines, to embark on a great journey from the cozy co-working spaces in San Francisco to the sultry South. From March 8th to March 12th these startups will… Read More

Your Milestone Stories: From First Calls to First Companies

In June we celebrated a huge milestone, reaching 100,000 developer accounts. In honor of this community of DOers, we asked you to share your milestone stories from experiences in your life related to entrepreneurship, hacking, and taking those scary leaps. Watch these inspiring stories on the Milestone Story page to get a true feel for what the Twilio community is building. We invited three of these… Read More