Design an Intelligent Mobile App Distribution Experience with ASP.NET and Twilio


You spent hours building a beautiful mobile app for your customers.  You made the herculean effort to take the app across multiple mobile platforms.  “Build it and they will come” they said.  But now your app is getting lost amongst the ever growing sea of mobile apps. If you’ve reached this point it’s time to build a marketing plan for your app and Mobile App Distribution… Read More

Configure Windows for Local Webhook Testing Using ngrok


As a developer running Windows discovering ngrok was like discovering manna from heaven. Exposing my local web server to the public internet, simplified debugging and testing of services like Twilio and a tool that did not make me install and configure other frameworks or language runtimes just to get started? It all had me smiling. However, as I’ve shown ngrok to other developers running Windows I’ve… Read More

Call Your Spreadsheet, Text Your Database – Using Twilio From Excel and Access

Devin Rader

If you’ve used Windows like I have for the last 20 years, likely some of the most familiar pieces of software for you are Excel and Access. And even though these two pieces of software have thousands of features, to date apparently no one at Microsoft has ever thought to put a phone in them. Well today that changes. For better or worse, Microsoft Excel and… Read More

Start, Create and Accelerate: Sign Up Now For Special NYC Twilio Workshops

Twilio Workshop NYC

Twilio is giving a few lucky NYC developers a chance to attend a preview of our TwilioCon 2013 workshops July 22 & 23 we’ll be hosting workshops that offer courses for different experience levels from beginner to advanced. All we ask is for your honest feedback. Oh, and a small donation to HackNY. Each course connects students with Twilio experts, so they can gain experience using… Read More

Automating Twilio Integration Tests with Test Credentials

Twilio recently introduced Test Credentials which gives you an easy way to use automated integration tests to exercise the parts of your application which use the Twilio REST API. Using test credentials, you can pretend to buy phone numbers, send SMS messages, or make phone calls without charging your account, updating the state of your account or connecting to real phone numbers. In this post I’ll show… Read More

Trying Out SIP From Twilio Using FreeSWITCH

Twilio recently introduced the new <Sip> noun which lets you directly dial a SIP server from your Twilio app. But what if you don’t have a SIP server? In this post I’ll show you how you can set up and use FreeSWITCH, a free, cross platform and open source communication server that includes SIP capabilities, to try out the noun. A Quick Intro to SIP Before… Read More

Queue: The Gathering

Twilio recently added the ability to use the <Gather> verb in the TwiML you use to provide a callers experience while in a queue. This opens up lots of interesting possibilities for changing what would normally be a bland and frustrating experience for your customer, into a more targeted and even possibly entertaining experience. In this post I’ll show you how you can use the <Gather>… Read More