Y Combinator Demo Day: A Look At Twilio Powered Companies

Y Combinator recently had its famed Demo Day for the Summer 2012 class and we saw an impressive list of great companies pop up in the news this week. Congrats to all of the companies involved! In partnership with Y Combinator, Twilio supports these startups with an accelerator credit to help companies build and test as much as possible, and lessen the burden of getting what’s… Read More

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Say a Message & Greet Caller By Name Quickstart Screencasts

We recently published the final two PHP SMS Quickstart Screencasts in our Twilio SMS Quickstart series, and now it’s time to get started with Twilio Voice. These two new screencasts kick off our Voice Quickstart series, providing an easy, visual way to build Voice applications using Twilio. In this first Voice Quickstart Screencast, you will learn how to <Say> a message, which gives you access to a… Read More

TwilioCon 2012 Speakers: Mobile Commons, Datalot, Code For America and More

Last week we released the Workshop Agenda, a full day of hands-on sessions with Twilio products and today we’re following up with five exciting new speakers. Keep an eye on the blog and the TwilioCon 2012 site for updates as we continue to add new content and release the upcoming schedule. Find out what TwilioCon is all about, and register today for the event. Meet the… Read More

GameChanger: Record Real-Time Amateur Sports Scores via Twilio SMS

On any given day, tens of millions of people—adults and kids alike—lace up their athletic shoes and head to their local parks and gyms to play baseball, basketball, soccer—or another game. Someone will keep score, and afterwards, the players will share the results with their friends and family. Then all the passion, the effort, and the blood, sweat and tears will be forgotten. Ted Sullivan, the… Read More

Building an Unconference App For RailsConf with Twilio and Twitter

Jeff Linwood is a software developer based in Austin, Texas with LeanMeanTech. He recently was challenged with building a way to organize content around the Unconference during RailsConf. We asked Jeff if he would share his story about building an app with Twilio and Twitter, and how he did it. Follow @JeffLinwood and read about his many ongoing projects on his blog. How do you keep everyone at… Read More

DIY Home Automation Using Twilio, PowerSwitch, Arduino, and Pusher

Need a primer? Take the Twilio SMS Docs for a spin here You may have seen my recent blog post about building a Phone-controlled Robot using Twilio. Since then, I’ve had ideas for new Twilio + Arduino mashups pouring in from the community. Today is the second post in our new series of Twilio Hardware mashups – build your own home automation solution using Twilio SMS,… Read More

Caremerge Automates Communications for Long Term Care Facilities

Caremerge is disrupting and old industry with new tech. The young company recently won the InnovateLTC and LINKTank award for  “Most Innovative Company of 2012 in Long Term Care.” Caremerge is bringing mobile apps powered by Twilio to the long term care industry, connecting families, residents, nurses and doctors, all while saving time and money. The company, based in Chicago, was founded in 2011 by Fahad… Read More

viaCycle Brings Shared Bikes to San Francisco Powered by SMS and Voice

Living in San Francisco, you see a lot of bikers on the road – it’s one of the most efficient ways to get around the city. But what if you’re not ready to invest in a bike, or maybe friends come to visit and you’re stuck driving across town to find a bike rental? viaCycle wants to change that by making bike sharing simple and accessible…. Read More