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  • By Almitra Karnik
    Twilio Monitoring Within Microsoft Power BI: Analyze and Visualize Data mspowerbi

    A few weeks back we announced Twilio Monitor  to give you detailed operational visibility into your Twilio account and Twilio-powered apps. This new level of transparency can help you build secure and compliant applications. Monitor logs errors and warnings, tracks usage against thresholds, and provides comprehensive event-logging and change-tracking for Twilio resources. All Monitor data can be consumed via an API within your app, and integrate with your existing analytics and Business Intelligence solutions.

    Today, we are happy to showcase how our technology partner, Microsoft, has integrated Twilio with their Power BI product. The Twilio content pack for power BI helps you understand aggregate business metrics associated with calls and messages pertaining to your account. This toolkit offers a ready-to-use version to get pre-defined reports or the option to customize it and generate your own dashboards.

    It is really simple to connect to Twilio in Power BI. You …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    Twilio Signal Day Two Recap: Breaking Down $bash, Bringing On The Builders and They Might Be Giants 4Y6A3701

    The morning of the second day of Signal, attendees were left wondering what they did with their carnival hats, and if the Coney Island for coders they experienced the night before was all just a fever dream.

    Developers toyed with Lego kits, dropped rings from drones, and manned Arduino powered catapults. Equipped with hackpacks, each ba$h participant vied for coveted prizes: Star Wars memorabilia, adorable stuffed animals, and most of all – the glory of saying you won at a code carnival. Read the recap here and watch the video below.


    Supporting The Developer Economy: Renewing TwilioFund


    After yesterday’s series of launches, Jeff Lawson announced the relaunch of TwilioFund. The $50 mill …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    $bash Recap: Coney Island For Coders at #SignalConf 4Y6A3701

    $bash got started with a bark.

    Dressed in full carnival barker / ring leader regalia, Rob Spectre ushered in hundreds of Signal attendees into the carnival for coders.

    4Y6A3708Some hit the cotton candy stand, some ran to throw baseballs at old telecom hardware, and some tried to solve FizzBuzz, a classic coding challenge, as fast as possible. $bash attendees hopped from booth to booth to try and earn tickets, redeemable for prizes like Star Wars action figures, tiny drones, and more.

    Each booth took a classic spin on a carnival game. Instead of playing ring toss, you pilot a drone and try to drop a ring onto bottles below. Instead of testing your aim in a watergun battle, you test your skills in a code challenge battle to advance your battleship forward in a code race.

    The night was an absolute blast. Thanks to the coders, cotton candy eaters, …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    Announcing The New TwilioFund: Investing $50 Million In The Future of Communications twiliofund

    We live in a software-defined world that’s changing every day for the better, thanks to the work of developers. Investing in developer ecosystems is essential to fuel those ingenious inventions that let you do anything from crowdsourcing language translation, to building a social polling platform good enough for the President’s State of the Union.

    Today we’re happy to announce a renewed investment in the developer ecosystem. With the support of VC investors, Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ and Redpoint Ventures, we’re announcing the new TwilioFund, a $50 million investment fund focused on attracting new developers and businesses to build on Twilio’s platform, and encouraging current Twilio …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    Twilio Signal Day One Recap: Ushering In The Developer Era, and The Tools You Need In It Signal

    Preparing For Signal, and Lessons From The LEGO Movie

    This morning, I arrived at Fort Mason early. Prepped my SD cards, blog posts, double checked the launch schedule for our product announcements. I was prepped for Signal, but not prepared for the impact of Signal.

    I wasn’t prepared for roar of applause when Jeffiel compared bygone-era communications technology providers to Lord Business, the star villain of the LEGO Movie. The audience was firmly on the side of the Master Builder, the hero of the movie. Master Builder’s quest is to empower everyone and anyone to build any LEGO creation in the LEGO kingdom. It’s a similar principle Twilio is fighting for in the world of software powered communications.

    A New World of Software

    Software is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world. Developers are driving that change. Today, at Signal, CEO Jeff Lawson revealed some …

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  • By Billy Chia
    Announcing IP Messaging: APIs for Embedding Advanced Chat IPMessagingBlog

    Today, at SIGNAL we announced Twilio IP Messaging. Twilio IP Messaging allows developers to embed advanced person-to-person chat in mobile apps, SaaS products, and websites.

    So many conversations start with an instant message. It works for doing everything from gathering friends for a night out, to collaborating with coworkers on the latest project. Now, chat can be an embedded and contextual experience in any software application.

    With Twilio IP Messaging, developers can rely on Twilio for all their communications. Our suite of offerings now includes voice, video, and messaging for carrier-based services, like PSTN and SMS, as well as IP-based services that embedded directly into the app.

    Keeping Chat Contextual

    Embedded chat provides a better user experience because it maintains context that’s critical to the conversation.

    If several people are using an app together, and want to communicate about it, what do they do? One option is for …

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  • By Kevin Whinnery
    Getting Started with Twilio Video Twilio Video
    Hey there! This blog post covers an older, pre-release version of the Twilio Video SDK, so the code below likely won’t work anymore. For the very latest, check out the Twilio Video quickstart in the language of your choice.

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? A million? More? That’s the question we’ll look for developers like you to answer with Twilio Video, which we’ve released in a limited beta at Signal. Twilio Video makes it easy for you to connect your users by capturing every wave, groan, and belly laugh in a high-quality, peer-to-peer video conversation built on top of standard technologies like WebRTC.

    But Twilio Video is about much more than providing the server-side infrastructure you’d need and drastically reducing the amount of code to write video applications with WebRTC. Twilio’s new SDKs enable cross-platform video conversations between web and native …

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  • By Al Cook
    Twilio Video at SIGNAL: Pricing to Support Video in Every Application blogvideo

    Today at SIGNAL, we made the beta of Twilio Programmable Video available to all attendees, and announced a fundamentally different pricing model for Video. It is designed to put video in every single app. On top of that, Twilio Programmable Video costs significantly less than pricing models prevalent in the industry.

    Since we announced Video a few weeks ago, we’ve had over a thousand developers request early access to the beta. We’ve seen all sorts of use cases, from healthcare to education to real estate to finance and more. The breadth of use cases has been really interesting, and is exactly what we expected – the demand for embedding video into applications is massive. It’s not limited to particular niches or verticals – everyone and their dog wants Video.

    That’s what we had in mind when we set about pricing Video. We built the infrastructure to be massively scalable, and …

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  • By Robert Fenstermacher
    Introducing Global and Epic Conference blogglobalconf

    Today at SIGNAL, team Twilio unveiled Global and Epic Conference, featuring an entirely new cloud mixing technology. Now, developers can easily embed global audio conferences in their software apps with hundreds, and even thousands of participants.

    Conferencing technology prevalent in the market today is meant to be used as a standalone service and designed for local scale. Twilio introduced conferencing as a composable API for developers in 2009. That’s how Twilio customers have turned  conferencing into a seamless interaction within collaboration and call center software. With the new cloud mixing technology, conferences can now be both embedded in software apps and can scale globally.

    Twilio Conference lets you develop with a full set of advanced features such as start and stop logic, recording, moderator call controls, international dial-in numbers, multilingual text-to-speech, dial-out, and REST API status queries. Participants can connect via mobile, landline and VoIP.

    You now have three …

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  • By Laura Schaffer
    7 New Ways to Make a Great First Impression in 145 Countries: Announcing Six New International Phone Numbers and Alphanumeric Sender ID senderidblog

    Before your customers read your message, they see the number you used to send that message. You only get one shot to make a good first impression with a customer. Using a local, familiar sender ID to send your SMS & MMS helps you set the tone for how your audience receives your content.

    We want to help you make a good first impression. That’s why we’re excited to announce two new capabilities from Twilio: new mobile numbers in six countries and Alphanumeric Sender ID.

    Introducing New Mobile Numbers In Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, and Israel

    Over the last few years, we’ve made a habit out of adding new global numbers to our phone number inventory. Today at Signal, we’re expanding on that in a big way by adding new mobile phone numbers in six new countries.

    That means you now have Twilio Phone Numbers in nearly 50 …

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