Twilio and Google Cloud Platform Bring Voice and SMS to Google App Engine

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Five years ago, if you told your IT department you needed to build and scale a communications app in a week, they’d laugh – maybe even quit. Today, we have cloud-powered tools that allow developers and entrepreneurs to do this in a matter of days, building real-world businesses at scale with Google Cloud Platform.

Starting now, it’s even easier to implement Twilio cloud communications with Google App Engine, providing businesses with the ability to build solutions fast and expand faster. We’re very excited to partner with Google to be the first voice and messaging platform integrated with Google Cloud Platform.

New users signing up can grab 2,000 free voice minutes or SMS messages, and create their own Twilio account through this link:

Get Started with Google App Engine and Twilio

Building apps on Google’s platform gives you the benefit of utilizing the same systems and infrastructure that power Google’s apps. App Engine applications are easy to build, maintain and scale. Register for your Google App Engine account, and get started using one of the resources below:

  • Angel Rivas

    Fuck yeah !

  • Jamie

    That’s great news. Although I’m not sure why free minutes are given to new users and not to loyal existing users.

    • Twilio

      Jamie – do you have a Twilio app built on Google App Engine? Email

  • Tim Hunt

    does this mean that twilio-java(Install) – Official Java library for the Twilio API now works with GAE? It didn’t a couple of weeks ago!

    • Kevin Whinnery

      Hi Tim – yes, we recently merged in changes that allow the helper library to work on App Engine transparently. If you run into any issues with the latest helper library, please let me know.

      • Tim Hunt

        ummmm, it (twilio-java-sdk-3.3.15-with-dependencies.jar) doesn’t seem to work when I tested it as a stand alone app (not using gae). I’m testing with your Example class from I get the error java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException followed by lots of other stuff. Note: versions 3.3.10 and 3.3.13 both worked as stand alone (not gae) applications so I’m assuming 3.3.15 should also. You will appreciate it is easier to test locally before running on GAE

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  • Arun Rabra

    Its excellent news and easy and to create usefull apps !

  • William Cheung

    Should run a dev contest to promote this. What happened to those contests anyway?

    • Twilio

      William – we had to retire contests for the time being but if we having one coming up we’ll be promoting here on the blog. Stay tuned!

  • Kyle Gibbons

    When can we expect to see native GO libraries?

  • Phonnix

    Twilio + GAE + Android =

    Still working in progress…

    • Twilio