Burner App Offers Alias Phone Numbers Powered by Twilio

People have a million reasons to mask their phone number. Have you tried shopping on Craigslist? You probably wish you had a way to get those concert tickets you wanted without giving out your number to a person you don’t know.  Now there’s Burner, an app that allows you to create an alias for your phone number. With the app, users can create a new number… Read More

Engaging Users and Mobilizing Advocacy with Twilio Short Codes

It’s been a little over a year since we launched our Twilio Short Code product, and in that time we’ve seen amazing applications built on top of the short code platform. Now with hundreds of registered short codes in our inventory, we’re armed to enable the developers building next generation communications. Developers are building messaging and notifications products in a way they’ve never done it before…. Read More

DOers in Africa: Empowering People Through Mobile Technology

This past June I was fortunate enough to play host to an entrepreneur by the name of Assane Seck.  Assane is the founder and CEO of Djanoa, a cloud SMS platform that is currently in beta in Senegal.  Assane was visiting the U.S. as part of the Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership with Young African Leaders, a three-week professional development program sponsored by the U.S. State… Read More

Get Hands-On with Twilio During the TwilioCon 2012 Workshop Day

This year at TwilioCon 2012 we’re kicking everything off with a full day of hands-on workshops led by Twilio engineers, product managers and our team of developer evangelists. We’ll dive deep into Twilio 101 for Twilio Voice, SMS and Client, touching on the latest releases for each. In the second half of the day, we’ll split into two groups based on your familiarity with Twilio and… Read More

Build a Scheduled Reminder App with Twilio and IronWorker

Chad Arimura is a co-founder and CEO of Iron.io, makers of IronWorker, scalable background worker service, and IronMQ, hosted reliable message queue service. A web applications developer for over 15 years, Chad is a big believer in “serverless” app development. IronWorker is a great way to add scheduling capabilities to your mobile and web apps. Below is a tutorial for a simple web app Chad built that keeps… Read More

Triage.me Gets Patients to the Best Care via SMS

Dan Wilson (left) and Mark Olschesky (right) went to the Milwaukee Build Health Hackathon hoping to build useful tools to improve healthcare for both providers and patients. They didn’t expect that they’d come out of the hackathon with a brand new business. Dan and Mark focused on one particular problem: they saw that uninsured patients with limited access to health care clinics frequently used emergency rooms for… Read More

TwilioCon 2012 Announces Keynote Steve Blank, New Speakers

We are excited to announce keynote speaker Steve Blank, a serial-entrepreneur, successful author and appointed “Master of Innovation.” Steve’s experience in Silicon Valley, along with his rich insight to entrepreneurship is revered worldwide. He has published multiple books about customer development, building early-stage startups and most recently, The Startup Owner’s Manual. We are also pleased to add three more speakers to the roster: Delyn Simons, VP… Read More

How To Tell A Story With Code

Whether you are in front of a packed room of hackers, a huddled group on a trade show floor or a sweaty basement filled with gutter punks, every audience just wants you to tell them a story.  From sprint demos to superhero flicks, telling a good story is the surest way to captivate a human being’s attention, spark imagination and compel absorption of your ideas. Narrative… Read More

Ooomf Powers App Distribution Using Twilio SMS

Mikael Cho is the Founder of ooomf, a Montreal-based startup building the future of social app discovery. Prior to ooomf, he co-founded 2 startups and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Psychology. Ooomf is a social app discovery platform. They make it easy for app developers to create beautiful, intuitive landing pages to more easily distribute their apps and acquire new users. We managed… Read More